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The Doctrine of God

Veli-Matti Karkkainen

The Doctrine of God

Veli-Matti Karkkainen

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With the closing of the twentieth century, the doctrine of God has once again become a central focus of theological discussion and debate. In THE DOCTRINE OF GOD, Veli-Matti Krkkinen provides an ecumenical, international, and contextual introduction to the doctrine of God in contemporary theology. He brings three primary perspectives to the topic (biblical, historical, and contemporary), offers equal treatment to both Western and non-Western theological contributions, and includes discussions of unique contextualized interpretations.

While introducing readers to the relevant biblical and historical developments of the classic theistic tradition, the primary focus of the work is its introduction to major contemporary theological movements and the writings of representative theologians. Krkkinen begins with the doctrine of God in the Old and New Testaments, then moves through Patristic and Medieval understandings of God and into the views of Luther and Calvin. Next he examines the doctrine of God in the thought of Barth, Tillich, Rahner, Kng, Pannenberg, and other European theologians. The heart of the book is an extensive discussion of the doctrine of God in modern movements such as process theology, ecological theology, African and Caribbean theology, Asian theology, and Latin American theology.

This comprehensive textbook will serve courses in the doctrine of God, systematic theology, and contextual theology. 320 pages, from Baker.


- Publisher A Christian's understanding of God is crucial to how he or she views everything else. In "The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction," Veli-Matti Karkkainen surveys what the church has traditionally thought about God. He also examines what the church today, both in North America and around the world, thinks about God and shows how the insights of Christians from various cultures can enrich an understanding of God. Karkkainen's book will reward pastors and laypeople with a much fuller understanding of who God is and how we can enter into a deeper relationship with him.

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About "The Doctrine of God"

With the closing of the twentieth century, the doctrine of God has once again become a central focus of theological discussion and debate. In THE DOCTRINE OF GOD, Veli-Matti Krkkinen provides an ecumenical, international, and contextual introduction to the doctrine of God in contemporary theology. He brings three primary perspectives to the topic (biblical, historical, and contemporary), offers equal treatment to both Western and non-Western theological contributions, and includes discussions of unique contextualized interpretations.

While introducing readers to the relevant biblical and historical developments of the classic theistic tradition, the primary focus of the work is its introduction to major contemporary theological movements and the writings of representative theologians. Krkkinen begins with the doctrine of God in the Old and New Testaments, then moves through Patristic and Medieval understandings of God and into the views of Luther and Calvin. Next he examines the doctrine of God in the thought of Barth, Tillich, Rahner, Kng, Pannenberg, and other European theologians. The heart of the book is an extensive discussion of the doctrine of God in modern movements such as process theology, ecological theology, African and Caribbean theology, Asian theology, and Latin American theology.

This comprehensive textbook will serve courses in the doctrine of God, systematic theology, and contextual theology. 320 pages, from Baker.

- Publisher

A Christian's understanding of God is crucial to how he or she views everything else. In "The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction," Veli-Matti Karkkainen surveys what the church has traditionally thought about God. He also examines what the church today, both in North America and around the world, thinks about God and shows how the insights of Christians from various cultures can enrich an understanding of God. Karkkainen's book will reward pastors and laypeople with a much fuller understanding of who God is and how we can enter into a deeper relationship with him.
- Publisher

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.

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  • Catalogue Code 210603
  • Product Code 0801027527
  • EAN 9780801027529
  • Pages 316
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category God & Trinity
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2004
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.505kg

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