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The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction (2nd Edition)

Veli-Matti Karkkainen

The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction (2nd Edition)

Veli-Matti Karkkainen

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:In recent years, the doctrine of God has once again become a central focus of theological discussion and debate. Internationally respected scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a global survey of understandings of God in Scripture, Christian history, and contemporary theology. This new edition incorporates developments in theological research over the past decade and has been substantially updated throughout.

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About "The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction (2nd Edition)"

:In recent years, the doctrine of God has once again become a central focus of theological discussion and debate. Internationally respected scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a global survey of understandings of God in Scripture, Christian history, and contemporary theology. This new edition incorporates developments in theological research over the past decade and has been substantially updated throughout.
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Meet the Author

Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Veli-Matti Karkkainen (D.Theol and DrTheol, Habil, University of Helsinki) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Dozent of Ecumenics.

A prolific writer, Karkkinen has published 11 books in English (and seven in his native language, Finnish), most recently The Trinity: Global Perspectives (2007), One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification (2004), and Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (2004), Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective and Christology: A Global Introduction. as well as more than 100 articles, which have appeared in international scholarly journals.

He is also the editor (with William Dyrness) of Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He is a member of three working groups of the World Council of Churches and has participated in numerous international consultations. He is also an external examiner for Wales University.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    introduction: God-talk Then And Now
    part 1: The Texture Of Historical Developments
    1. Biblical Narrative And Testimonies Of God
    for Orientation: God-talk In The Bible
    old Testament: Jewish Monotheism
    new Testament: Christian Trinitarian Monotheism
    2. The Rise And Consolidation Of The Christian Doctrine Of God
    classical Theism: What Is It?
    early Fathers On God And Trinity
    the Emergence Of The Trinitarian Doctrine And Its Challengers
    patristic And Creedal Establishment Of The Doctrine Of God
    3. From The Medieval To The Modern Quest For God
    mystical Visions And Sophisticated Doctrines Of Medieval Times
    the Zenith Of Classical Theism: The "schoolmen" On The Doctrine Of God
    the Rise Of The Social Model Of The Trinity
    the Reformers And Their Followers On God
    the Mystical Experience Of God Among Catholic Reformers
    post-reformation Testimonies And Doctrines
    god In Modernity
    reflections: Looking Back And Forward
    part 2: God In Contemporary Theological Interpretations
    4. Interpretations Of God Among European Theologies
    god As The Wholly Other: Karl Barth
    god As The Mystery Of The World: Karl Rahner
    god As Communion: John Zizioulas And Eastern Orthodox Tradition
    god As The Power Of The Future: Wolfhart Pannenberg
    the Crucified God: Jurgen Moltmann
    god's Existence In Dispute: Secularism And New Atheism(s)
    reflections On Contemporary European Views Of God
    5. Interpretations Of God From Diverse North American Contexts
    for Orientation: The North American Mosaic
    rebuttals To Classical Theism: Secular And Process Theologies
    revisions Of Classical Theism: Contextual Interpretations
    revisiting Classical Theism: Evangelicalism And Open Theism
    reflections On The North American Scene
    6. Interpretations Of God In The Global South
    for Orientation: Theology Goes Global
    god In African Theologies
    god In Latin American Theologies
    god In Asian Theologies
    reflections On Non-western God-talk
    part 3: The Christian God Among Religions
    7. Christian Theology Faces Religious Plurality And Pluralism(s)
    religious Plurality As A New Challenge
    theological Responses To Pluralism(s)
    how To Approach The Dialogical Comparative Task
    8. The Gods Of The Religions
    allah Of Islam
    the Deities Of Hinduism
    any Deities In Buddhism?
    concluding Reflections On The Comparative Theological Exercise
    epilogue: The Future Of God-talk In The Third Millennium
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 471481
  • Product Code 9780801098574
  • ISBN 0801098572
  • EAN 9780801098574
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category God & Trinity
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date May 2017
  • Sales Rank #55581
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.376kg

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