A Brief Theology of Revelation
This book seeks to re-examine important aspects of revelation with received inadequate attention in recent years. The author analyses the concept of revelation, illustrating its importance for understanding even beyond religious purposes.
This book seeks to re-examine important aspects of revelation which have received inadequate attention in recent years. Professor Gunton asks whether there is more to be said for the notion of Christianity as a 'revealed religion' than some of the more simplified recent treatments allow. He analyses the concept of revelation, contends that natural theology and natural revelation are distinct, and considers revelation in relation to scripture and tradition, and the nature of inspiration. In conclusion he provides an outline of a complete, modern theology of revelation.
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About "A Brief Theology of Revelation"
Meet the Author
Colin E Gunton
Professor Colin E. Gunton was a British United Reformed systematic theologian. He taught at King's College, London from 1969 until his death in 2003. His writings include The Barth Lectures, ed. Paul Brazier (T&T Clark), The Theologian As Preacher: Further Sermons from Colin E. Gunton, eds. Sarah J. Gunton and John E. Colwell (T&T Clark), Act and Being: Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes (Eerdmans), The Christian Faith. An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Blackwell), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine, ed. (Cambridge), and The Promise of Trinitarian Theology (T&T Clark).
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Table Of Contents
- Preface; Lecture 1 'a Revealed Religion'?: The Problem Of Revelation In Modern Theology; I The Problem Of Immediacy; Ii Unfair To Propositions; Iii Credal Propositionality; Iv Summary And Conclusion; Lecture 2 The Authority Of The Other: Towards A General Theology Of Revelation; I The Problem; Ii Personal Revelation; Iii The Revelation Of Nature; Iv The Concept Of Revelation; V Conclusion; Lecture 3 'no Other Foundation'?: Revelation And The Theology Of Nature; I 'general Revelation' Ii The God Made Known In Creation; Iii The Christological Factor; Iv General Revelation And Natural Theology; Lecture 4 'all Scripture Is Inspired'?: Revelation And Inspiration: The Problem Of Scripture; I The Spirit And The Letter; Ii The Problem Of Historicity; Iii Revelation And The Problem Of The Past; Iv Conclusion And Transition; Lecture 5 'truth, The Daughter Of Time'?: Revelation, Church And Tradition; I Two Metaphors; Ii Towards A Conception Of Tradition; Iii Tradition And History; Iv Conclusion; Lecture 6 Varieties Of Mediation: Towards A Theology Of Revelation; I The Story So Far; Ii Revelation And The Economy Of Divine Action; Iii Anticipations Of Glory; Iv Revelation And The Golry Of The Crucified; V Varieties Of Mediation, But One Lord; Bibliography; Index Of Names And Subjects; Index Of Scriptural References