Reflections on Grace
For about the last fifteen years of his life, Thomas A. Langford pondered how grace is central to Christian theology. This book records his reflections and provides numerous gems of mature Christian insight. From beginning to end, the book is...
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For about the last fifteen years of his life, Thomas A. Langford pondered how grace is central to Christian theology. This book records his reflections and provides numerous gems of mature Christian insight. From beginning to end, the book is christologically focused. Grace is not something that God gives us; rather, it is the way God gives us himself. Grace is a person--God present to human beings. Grace is not a gift but rather a giver. Grace is Jesus Christ. The central contribution of this work is its personalization of grace, its sharp focus on God present in Jesus Christ. Because its focus on grace gives the reader such a clear and thematically developed entry point, this work is a great introduction to theology and the life of the church, the kind that pastors and parishioners would certainly benefit from confronting.
Philip Rolnick (PhD., Duke) is Professor of Theology. He also serves as Coordinator of St. Thomas's Exploring Ethics Across the Disciplines program. He has written Analogical Possibilities: How Words Refer to God (Oxford University Press); edited Explorations in Ethics (Greensboro College Press). His most ambitious work to date, Person, Grace, and God (Eerdmans Press). He has published articles on theological language, personhood, the Trinity, and the engagement of science and theology.He holds membership in Princeton's Center of Theological Inquiry, The American Academy of Religion, The Society of Christian Ethics, The Michael Polanyi Society, and The American Catholic Philosophical Association.
Langford is the William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies at the Divinity School, Duke University.
Jonathan R. Wilson, Ph.D. in theology and ethics from Duke University is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College. Before joining the Carey faculty in 2006, he was Professor of Theology and Ethics at Acadia Divinity College (2003-2006) and Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont College (1989-2003). Among his books are Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World (Morehouse), God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples (Baker), A Primer for Christian Doctrine (Eerdmans), and Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice (Brazos). Jonathan's teaching invites followers of Jesus Christ to connect how we live with what we believe.