Read e-book online An Introduction to Theology PDF

By Victoria La'Prote

ISBN-10: 0748612203

ISBN-13: 9780748612208

An advent to Theology offers a full of life, modern method of theological questions. It bargains with a few major theological concerns together with the Enlightenment, biblical feedback, issues of the Creeds, smooth causes of lifestyles and its questions, and rebuilding theology within the smooth international.
The method is basically "problem centered" within the feel that it seeks to investigate and discover the problems with sure features of Christian theology. The reader is requested to have interaction in and grapple with vital demanding situations to theology from the philosophical to the mental and sociological, together with philosophical demanding situations to theology from Plato to the current; the relevance of Creeds for modern theology; the clash among medical and spiritual motives of occasions; the life of different religions; and demanding situations from Marxism, liberalism, and feminism.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to Theology PDF

Best theology books

New PDF release: Evolution and Creationism: A Documentary and Reference Guide

As lately obvious via the Kitzmiller vs. Dover case, the evolution as opposed to construction debate by no means is going away. how one can comprehend those debates is to learn the arguments of the contributors concerned. This reference paintings presents over forty of crucial files to assist readers comprehend the talk within the eyes of the folk of the time.

Read e-book online God's rascal: J. Frank Norris & the beginnings of Southern PDF

" colourful and outrageous, influential but despicable, J. Frank Norris was once a preacher, newspaper writer, political activist, and all-around topic of controversy. the most despised males in conventional Southern Baptist circles, he was once additionally the fellow so much liable for bringing hard-edged fundamentalism to the South.

New PDF release: Theologians in their own words

Theologians of their personal phrases is a quantity of 24 short, straight-forward autobiographical statements from a few of the most vital theologians and students of faith of modern many years. each one contributor units out to debate the improvement in their relevant insights and convictions in gentle in their lifestyles tales.

Read e-book online Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic PDF

Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O. P. , is assistant professor of biology and teacher of theology at windfall collage. In biology, he and his scholars are investigating the genetic law of programmed cellphone dying in numerous version unicellular eukaryotes. In theology, he has released essays on bioethics and at the interplay among technological know-how and faith.

Extra info for An Introduction to Theology

Example text

Jeremias, New Testament Theology (London: SCM Press, 1987), pp. , ch. 1. 11. , p. 11. 12. Carpenter, Jesus, p. 19. 13. ), The Myth of God Incarnate (London: SCM Press, 1993). 14. R. Trickett, `Imagination and belief ', God Incarnate: Story and Belief (London: SPCK, 1983), p. 36. 15. John Bowker, The Complete Bible Handbook (London: Dorling Kindersley, 1998), p. 305. 16. See A. McGrath, An Introduction to Christianity (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997), p. 174. ± 31 ± Chapter 3 Early Church controversies In the last chapter we saw how difficult it is to establish a complete understanding of the person of Jesus from the Gospel material.

Justin Martyr writes in his Apologia I in opposition to heathen gods: For not only was the truth of those matters established by Socrates among the Greeks by the application of reason [logos], but also among the barbarians by the Word [logos] himself who took the form and was made man, and received the name of Jesus Christ. Taught by him, we aver that these demons are not only not good, but wicked and unholy demons whose actions are inferior to those of mere men who set their hearts on virtue. 13 According to Justin, Greek and Jewish thinkers and prophets in the past can be regarded as Christians in that their teachings contain an element of truth imparted through the logos which has only received its fullest revelation through Jesus: ± 36 ± Early Church controversies We are taught that Christ is the First-born of God, and we have explained above that he is the Word (reason) of whom all mankind have a share, and those who lived according to reason are Christians, even though they were classed as atheists.

The Early Church exalted him as saviour and Lord, but became fundamentally concerned with two main issues: 1. The Oneness of God: how can one make sense of the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit and still preserve the oneness of God? This issue revolved around the concept of the Trinity. 2. The Person of Christ: what do we mean when we talk about Jesus as both divine and human? How are these natures reconciled in one person? 2 As stated previously, this chapter is only involved in the latter issue, which produced much controversy, as we shall now see, in the second century.

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Theology by Victoria La'Prote

by David

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 43 votes