Theology in the Democracy of the Dead: A Dialogue With the Living Tradition
:G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." This book pays homage to major theologians of the Christian tradition that tell the history of...
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:G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." This book pays homage to major theologians of the Christian tradition that tell the history of theology. Matt Jenson engages in charitable yet critical exposition and dialogue with eleven select thinkers, offering a lucid, synthetic account of their theology with a view to ongoing systematic theological issues. He engages directly with core primary texts and treats individual theologians in greater depth and nuance than most overview textbooks.
Matt Jenson is a systematic theologian in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University, La Mirada, CA. He is the author of The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther and Barth on 'homo incurvatus in se' (T&T Clark, 2007). A
- :<b>contents<br></b>introduction<br>1. A King Or A Fox? <i>irenaeus Of Lyons And The Theology Of Scripture</i><br>2. The Word Who Became Flesh: <i>the Center And Circumference Of Athanasius's Theology</i><br>3. &quot;the Lovely Things Kept Me Far From You&quot;: <i>the Wayward Loves Of Augustine</i><br>4. &quot;that Most Biblical Of Theologians&quot;: <i>denys The Areopagite And The Brilliant Darkness Of God</i><br>5. Faith Seeking Understanding--or Understanding Seeking Faith? <i>anselm Of Canterbury And The Logic Of God</i><br>6. &quot;st. Thomas Of The Creator&quot;: <i>aquinas And The Beginning And End Of All Things In God</i><br>7. &quot;one Little Word Shall Fell Him&quot;: <i>the Word Of God And The Faith Of Martin Luther</i><br>8. &quot;what Do You Have That You Did Not Receive?&quot;: <i>john Calvin On Having God As Father</i><br>9. The Beauty Of Holiness: <i>jonathan Edwards's Religion Of The Heart</i><br>10. A Pietist Of A Higher Order: <i>schleiermacher, Jesus, And The Heart Of Religion</i><br>11. &quot;the Happiest Theologian Of Our Age&quot;: <i>karl Barth On The One Word Of God That We Have To Hear</i><br>indexes