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A Theology of Word & Spirit (#01 in Christian Foundations Series)

Donald G Bloesch

A Theology of Word & Spirit (#01 in Christian Foundations Series)

Donald G Bloesch

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Foreword1. Introduction-- Reclaiming Dogma-- Toward the Recovery of Biblical, Evangelical Theology2. The Theological Malaise-- The Slide into Relativism-- A New Church Conflict?3. Faith and Philosophy-- Faith and Reason-- Theology and Philosophy-- Faith and Metaphysics-- Faith and Religion-- Faith and Ethics-- Beyond Fideism and RationalismAppendix A: Kierkegaard4. Theological Language-- The Enigma of Faith-Language-- Dialectic and Paradox-- The Divine Names-- Resymbolizing God-- Words and ImagesAppendix B: On Meaning5. Toward the Renewal of Theology-- Theology Defined-- Dogma and Doctrine-- Dimensions of a Renewed Theology-- The Two Sides of Theology-- The Challenge Today-- A Venture in ObedienceAppendix C: Gospel and KerygmaAppendix D: Orthodoxy6. Natural Theology-- Karl Barth and His Adversaries-- The New Catholicism-- General Revelation-- Natural Morality-- A Theology of Creation-- Natural Theology TodayAppendix E: Thomas F. Torrance7. Rethinking Theological Authority-- Loci of Authority-- Absolute and Relative Norms-- The Paradoxical Nature of Theological Authority-- The Ground of Certainty-- Mystery and MeaningAppendix F: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral8. The Communication of the Gospel-- Revelation and Communication-- Questionable Methods-- A Biblical Alternative-- A Reappraisal of Apologetics-- Religious Imperialism Versus Evangelism9. Theology at the Crossroads-- Four Options-- Theology of Restoration-- Theology of Accomodation-- Theology of Correlation-- Theology of Confrontation-- Points of Conflict-- Toward a New Kind of Confessional Theology-- Discordant VoicesNotesIndex of NamesIndex of SubjectsIndex of Scripture

- Publisher A 1994Christianity Todaybook award winner.In the inaugural volume of his seven-volume systematic theology, Christian Foundations, Donald G. Bloesch surveys his method. His approach is conversant with up-to-the-minute theological concerns but also vitally grounded in the Reformation emphasis on biblical revelation illumined by the Holy Spirit.InA Theology of Word & SpiritBloesch draws out the contemporary implications of the biblically founded theology of Augustine, Luther, Calvin and Barth. He also offers fresh and faithful discussions of relativism, the present church conflict over biblical authority, fideism and rationalism, feminine-gender language for God, narrative theology, and the hermeneutical problem.Harvesting the fruit of a lifetime of devoted scholarship and passionate dialogue, Bloesch offers his assessments and reflections at a time of extraordinary change and challenge. InA Theology of Word & Spirithe points the way toward a confessional theology for the 21st century.

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Foreword1. Introduction-- Reclaiming Dogma-- Toward the Recovery of Biblical, Evangelical Theology2. The Theological Malaise-- The Slide into Relativism-- A New Church Conflict?3. Faith and Philosophy-- Faith and Reason-- Theology and Philosophy-- Faith and Metaphysics-- Faith and Religion-- Faith and Ethics-- Beyond Fideism and RationalismAppendix A: Kierkegaard4. Theological Language-- The Enigma of Faith-Language-- Dialectic and Paradox-- The Divine Names-- Resymbolizing God-- Words and ImagesAppendix B: On Meaning5. Toward the Renewal of Theology-- Theology Defined-- Dogma and Doctrine-- Dimensions of a Renewed Theology-- The Two Sides of Theology-- The Challenge Today-- A Venture in ObedienceAppendix C: Gospel and KerygmaAppendix D: Orthodoxy6. Natural Theology-- Karl Barth and His Adversaries-- The New Catholicism-- General Revelation-- Natural Morality-- A Theology of Creation-- Natural Theology TodayAppendix E: Thomas F. Torrance7. Rethinking Theological Authority-- Loci of Authority-- Absolute and Relative Norms-- The Paradoxical Nature of Theological Authority-- The Ground of Certainty-- Mystery and MeaningAppendix F: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral8. The Communication of the Gospel-- Revelation and Communication-- Questionable Methods-- A Biblical Alternative-- A Reappraisal of Apologetics-- Religious Imperialism Versus Evangelism9. Theology at the Crossroads-- Four Options-- Theology of Restoration-- Theology of Accomodation-- Theology of Correlation-- Theology of Confrontation-- Points of Conflict-- Toward a New Kind of Confessional Theology-- Discordant VoicesNotesIndex of NamesIndex of SubjectsIndex of Scripture
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A 1994Christianity Todaybook award winner.In the inaugural volume of his seven-volume systematic theology, Christian Foundations, Donald G. Bloesch surveys his method. His approach is conversant with up-to-the-minute theological concerns but also vitally grounded in the Reformation emphasis on biblical revelation illumined by the Holy Spirit.InA Theology of Word & SpiritBloesch draws out the contemporary implications of the biblically founded theology of Augustine, Luther, Calvin and Barth. He also offers fresh and faithful discussions of relativism, the present church conflict over biblical authority, fideism and rationalism, feminine-gender language for God, narrative theology, and the hermeneutical problem.Harvesting the fruit of a lifetime of devoted scholarship and passionate dialogue, Bloesch offers his assessments and reflections at a time of extraordinary change and challenge. InA Theology of Word & Spirithe points the way toward a confessional theology for the 21st century.
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Meet the Author

Donald G Bloesch

Donald G. Bloesch (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has done postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tubingen and Basel and has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Christian Foundations Series, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword
  • 1. Introduction
  • Reclaiming Dogma
  • Toward The Recovery Of Biblical, Evangelical Theology
  • 2. The Theological Malaise
  • The Slide Into Relativism
  • A New Church Conflict?
  • 3. Faith And Philosophy
  • Faith And Reason
  • Theology And Philosophy
  • Faith And Metaphysics
  • Faith And Religion
  • Faith And Ethics
  • Beyond Fideism And Rationalism
  • Appendix A: Kierkegaard
  • 4. Theological Language
  • The Enigma Of Faith-language
  • Dialectic And Paradox
  • The Divine Names
  • Resymbolizing God
  • Words And Images
  • Appendix B: On Meaning
  • 5. Toward The Renewal Of Theology
  • Theology Defined
  • Dogma And Doctrine
  • Dimensions Of A Renewed Theology
  • The Two Sides Of Theology
  • The Challenge Today
  • A Venture In Obedience
  • Appendix C: Gospel And Kerygma
  • Appendix D: Orthodoxy
  • 6. Natural Theology
  • Karl Barth And His Adversaries
  • The New Catholicism
  • General Revelation
  • Natural Morality
  • A Theology Of Creation
  • Natural Theology Today
  • Appendix E: Thomas F. Torrance
  • 7. Rethinking Theological Authority
  • Loci Of Authority
  • Absolute And Relative Norms
  • The Paradoxical Nature Of Theological Authority
  • The Ground Of Certainty
  • Mystery And Meaning
  • Appendix F: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral
  • 8. The Communication Of The Gospel
  • Revelation And Communication
  • Questionable Methods
  • A Biblical Alternative
  • A Reappraisal Of Apologetics
  • Religious Imperialism Versus Evangelism
  • 9. Theology At The Crossroads
  • Four Options
  • Theology Of Restoration
  • Theology Of Accomodation
  • Theology Of Correlation
  • Theology Of Confrontation
  • Points Of Conflict
  • Toward A New Kind Of Confessional Theology
  • Discordant Voices
  • Notes
  • Index Of Names
  • Index Of Subjects
  • Index Of Scripture
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  • Catalogue Code 224961
  • Product Code 083082751X
  • EAN 9780830827510
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Systematic Theology
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Sales Rank #28746
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.490kg

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