The monograph deals with certain basic themes in Biblical theology; it gives the Biblical perspectives of such issues as marriage, monogamy, polygamy,homosexuality, gay marriage,celibacy,widows, women in the Bible, the Word of God,the Trinity,the person of Jesus, what kind of being is Jesus?,the Holy Spirit,the Wisdom of God, the people of God,the significance of blood, the significanc of name, the powerful name of Jesus,death and immortality, love, the Incarnation,sin/repentance/forgiveness/reconciliation,salvation/redemption/liberation, priesthood and sacrifice,healing, peace &justice - the indispensable foundation of peace.These themes are looked at from the perspectives of both the Old and the New Testaments(79 pages)
This book is about the concept of People of God in the OT in late Academic Theology and in Liberation Theology as evaluated by the Lutheran Hermeneutics has developed from the personal experience of its author with the confrontation with several nuances of the concept of People of God in theological movements of his country. By “late Academic Theology” is meant the movement in which a more biblical accent on theological themes is emphasized and some aspects of the pure liberalism are rejected. The late Academic Biblical Theology is represented in this study by the analysis of the concept of People of God in the works of Walther Eichrodt. By “Liberation Theology” is understood the religious movement that has had a significant growth especially in the last two decades in Latin America, “doing” theology with different hermeneutical approaches from those of the confessional Lutheran theology. The concept of People of God from the point of view of the Liberation Theology will be seen in the works of Gustavo Gutierrez, considered one of its most exegetical theologians. The concept of "People of God" in these theologians will be evaluated by confessional Lutheran Hermeneutics.
This book considers Aristotelian concepts, principles, and themes in Thomas Aquinas's theology. The collection contains ten essays providing an introduction to the significance of Aquinas's theological reception of Aristotle in certain major loci.
This book explores the feasibility of an ecumenical joint statement on the sola scriptura principle. It outlines the crucial elements of this principle—the nature and the scope of the authority of the Word of God, the nature of the relationship between revelation, tradition and the Holy Scriptures, and biblical hermeneutics. It attempts to create a basis for an ecumenical dialogue between Protestant/ Evangelical and Catholic theology. It defines and evaluates the sola scriptura principle as it is expressed in the Protestant Reformation (Martin Luther and John Calvin specifically), contemporary Evangelical theology, traditional Catholic theology and post-Vatican II progressive Catholic theology, with special emphasis on Joseph Ratzinger’s (Benedict XVI) theology of the Word of God. The book also offers a unique array of indispensable requirements for redrawing the emphasis in the theology of Scripture, in order to create an ecumenical joint statement that is viable in both Evangelical and Catholic communities of faith.
This is an historical survey of 20th Century Roman Catholic Theological Ethics (also known as moral theology). The thesis is that only through historical investigation can we really understand how the most conservative and negative field in Catholic theology at the beginning of the 20th could become by the end of the 20th century the most innovative one. This is an historical survey of 20th Century Roman Catholic Theological Ethics (also known as moral theology). The thesis is that only through historical investigation can we really understand how the most conservative and negative field in Catholic theology at the beginning of the 20th could become by the end of the 20th century the most innovative one. The 20th century begins with moral manuals being translated into the vernacular. After examining the manuals of Thomas Slater and Henry Davis, Keenan then turns to three works and a crowning synthesis of innovation all developed before, during and soon after the Second World War. The first by Odon Lottin asks whether moral theology is adequately historical; Fritz Tillmann asks whether it's adequately biblical; and Gerard Gilleman, whether it's adequately spiritual. Bernard Haering integrates these contributions into his Law of Christ. Of course, people like Gerald Kelly and John Ford in the US are like a few moralists elsewhere, classical gate keepers, censoring innovation. But with Humanae vitae, and successive encyclicals, bishops and popes reject the direction of moral theologians.
Happiness and fullness of life for the whole human person is the Good News preached by Jesus. It may be strange to find that many people consider Christianity as opposed to happiness. This is especially true with regard to sexual pleasure. It is pertinent to verify whether Christianity is against sexual pleasure, as well as to make a self-criticism of its approach to sexual pleasure. Any serious attempt to understand the Church’s teaching on sexuality demands a committed research into its tradition rooted in the scriptures, and into the philosophical and cultural context in which the Church has been trying to live the mystery of human life revealed in Jesus Christ. This research is an attempt to analyse the various trends in the theological approach to sexual pleasure from the biblical times to the present day. Understanding the meaning and significance of sexual pleasure and accepting it positively and creatively will foster the goodness of the family, and thus the life of the Christian community and the entire society. This book will be helpful for theologians and students of theology, as well as for couples who want to live meaningfully their life of intimate love.
The Bible has influenced American art, culture, literature and society in the past three centuries to such an extent that apart from being read as a holy religious book, it is read as a resource book to learn about language, style, literary terms, plots, character and themes in order to get a better understanding of western culture and literature. The present book focuses on biblical influence in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the most famous and popular pieces of Civil War literature and contains almost hundred quotations or direct references to King James Version of the Bible. It had a lasting impact on American society and politics. The novel’s melodramatic dialogue and events cast the slavery debate in stark terms of good and evil. The second novel taken up for the study is Song of Solomon and Toni Morrison’s fascination with and critical stance towards the Bible has also been long acknowledged. Her attempts to appropriate and resist the Bible through allegory, the use of reversal lateralization and signifying covert citation are a trademark of the novel.
One of the most striking promises of the Gospel is change. But what does that change look like in the life of a believer? How is that change developed? What part does the church play in the process of transformation? This dissertation explores the relationship between what pastors believe about personal transformation and how they approach the spiritual development of parishioners. While considering the wisdom of current writers and researchers, the study focuses on the thought and practice of 50 churches in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and more specifically on five sample churches that are creatively exploring how to develop believers to spiritual maturity. The study concludes that there is a great need for a clearly articulated theology of change and for ministry designs that bring that theology to life. This dissertation is intended to contribute to the larger, ongoing conversation of spiritual formation. It offers a framework for developing a biblical theology of change and proposes corresponding approaches to worship, preaching, prayer, community and spiritual disciplines.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. It features sections on biblical, scientific, philosophical, historical, theological, and ethical understandings of sexuality and gender.
Biblical Influences in Shakespeare?s Great Tragedies
A Biblical Translation in the Making – The Evolution and Impact of Saadia Gaon?s Tafsir
Out of the Whirlwind – Creation Theology in the Book of Job
Song & Story in Biblical Narrative – The History of a Literary Convention in Ancient Israel
Brams: ?biblical? Games – A Strategic Analysis Of Stories In The Old Testament (cloth)