Classic Christianity

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061897320
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Religion

For the first time, Thomas Oden's Systematic Theology classic series (individually titled The Living God, The Word of Life, and Life in the Spirit) is available in one complete volume. A renowned theologian, Oden provides a consensus view of the Christian faith, delving deeply into ancient Christian tradition and bringing to the contemporary church the best wisdom from its past. In this magisterial work, Oden tackles the central questions of Christian belief and the nature of the trinity. Written for clergy, Christian educators, religious scholars, and lay readers alike, Classic Christianity provides the best synthesis of the whole history of Christian thought. Part one explores the most intriguing questions of the study of God—Does God exist? Does Jesus reveal God? Is God personal, compassionate, free?—and presents answers that reflect the broad consensus culled from the breadth of the church's teachers. It is rooted deeply and deliberately in scripture but confronts the contemporary mind with the vitality of the Christian tradition. Part two addresses the perplexing Christological issues of whether God became flesh, whether God became Christ, and whether Christ is the source of salvation. Oden details the core beliefs concerning Jesus Christ that have been handed down for the last two hundred decades, namely, who he was, what he did, and what that means for us today. Part three examines how the work of God in creation and redemption is being brought to consummation by the Holy Spirit in persons, through communities, and in the fullness of human destiny. Oden's magisterial study not only treats the traditional elements of systematical theology but also highlights the foundational exegetes throughout history. Covering the ecumenical councils and early synods; the great teachers of the Eastern church tradition, including Athanasius and John Chrysostom; and the prominent Western figures such as Augustine, Ambrose, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin, this book offers the reader the fullest understanding of the Christian faith available.

Jesus und die Suche nach dem urspr nglichen Evangelium

Author: James McConkey Robinson
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 3525573073
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

Das Evangelium Jesu - eine ungewöhnliche Suche Robinson wirft einen kritischen Blick auf unser traditionelles europäisches Bild von Jesus und seinem Evangelium. Er begibt sich auf eine ungewöhnliche Suche nach der authentischen Botschaft Jesu. Das wahre Evangelium Jesu ist nach dem Ansatz von Robinson in unserer biblischen Tradition, den Evangelien, nichtkanonischen Schriften und der mündlichen Tradition nur verborgen enthalten und muss entdeckt werden. Robinson begibt sich auf die Suche nach dem, was Jesus selbst in Galiläa gepredigt hat. Jesus sprach vom "Königreich Gottes", um seinem Verständnis vom Zusammenleben der Menschen Ausdruck zu geben. Er stellte sich damit in bewussten Gegensatz zu anderen politischen und sozialen Systemen und zu dem individuellen Streben nach Anerkennung und Macht. In seinem Buch ruft Robinson zentrale Punkte des Entstehungsweges unserer Bibel in Erinnerung: Die Verschriftlichung der Botschaft wird frühestens ein halbes Jahrhundert nach Jesu Tod greifbar. Neben den kanonisch gewordenen Texten gibt es eine Reihe weiterer Schriften, die von der Botschaft Jesu berichten. Robinson wirft einen kritischen Blick auf das Bild, das wir in Europa traditionell von Jesus und seinem Evangelium haben. In ungewöhnlicher Denkweise heftet sich Robinson dem Menschen Jesus und der Jüngerschaft an die Fersen und durchleuchtet die Entstehung und Ausbreitung der Evangelien und der Kirche. Inhalt Beiträger

A Change of Heart

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830880195
Release Date: 2014-12-06
Genre: Religion

Preaching's 2014 Best Books for Preachers 2014 Best Theological Memoir from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore How did one of the twentieth century's most celebrated liberals have such a dramatic change of heart? After growing up in the heart of rural Methodism in Oklahoma, Thomas Oden found Marx, Nietzsche and Freud storming into his imagination. He joined the post-World War II pacifist movement and became enamored with every aspect of the 1950s' ecumenical Student Christian Movement. Ten years before America's entry into the Vietnam war he admired Ho Chi Min as an agrarian patriot. For Oden, every turn was a left turn. At Yale he earned his PhD under H. Richard Niebuhr and later met with some of the most formidable minds of the era—enjoying conversations with Gadamer, Bultmann and Pannenberg as well as a lengthy discussion with Karl Barth at a makeshift office in his hospital room. While traveling with his family through Turkey, Syria and Israel, he attended Vatican II as an observer and got his first taste of ancient Christianity. And slowly, he stopped making left turns. Oden's enthusiasms for pacifism, ecumenism and the interface between theology and psychotherapy were ambushed by varied shapes of reality. Yet it was a challenge from a Jewish scholar, his friend and mentor Will Herberg, that precipitated his most dramatic turn—back to the great minds of ancient Christianity. Later a meeting with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XIII) planted the seeds for what became Oden s highly influential Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. This fascinating memoir walks us through not only his personal history but some of the most memorable chapters in twentieth-century theology.

Early Libyan Christianity

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869541
Release Date: 2011-12-02
Genre: Religion

Buried for more than a millennium beneath sand and the erosions of time are the remnants of a vital, formative Christian presence in Libya. From about A.D. 68 till the Muslim conquest of A.D. 643, Libya housed a vibrant, creative Christian community that contributed to the shape of the faith even as we know it today. By the mid-190s A.D., Leptis Magna could claim favorite sons as the Roman pontiff, Victor the African, and as the Roman emperor, Septimius Severus. A rich and energetic community produced a wide variety of key players from early martyrs to great thinkers to archheretics. Tertullian, the great theologian, and Sabellius, the heretic, are relatively well known. Less well known are the martyrs Wasilla and Theodore and the great poet-philosopher-bishop Synesius of Cyrene. Uncovering this North African tradition and offering it to a wide reading audience is the task that Tom Oden sets for himself in this fascinating tour de force. The book, originating as lectures delivered at the Islamic Da'wa University in Tripoli in 2008 and later expanded as the W. H. Griffith Thomas Lectures in 2009 at Dallas Theological Seminary, has been expanded and refined to provide additional insights and references, surveying the texts, architecture and landmarks of this important period of Christian history. It also serves as a valuable companion to Oden's earlier offerings in How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind and The African Memory of Mark.

Systematische Theologie III

Author: Paul Tillich
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110536904
Release Date: 2017-06-12
Genre: Religion

Diese Edition macht Paul Tillichs Systematische Theologie (1951–1963) als Studienausgabe zugänglich. In dem dreibändigen Entwurf – entstanden in den USA – fasst Tillich den Ertrag seines theologischen Denkens zusammen. Im Unterschied zu anderen dogmatischen Schriften der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts entfaltet das Buch den theologischen Stoff vor dem Hintergrund einer Deutung der modernen Kultur. Die Einleitung des Herausgebers informiert über den Entstehungshintergrund sowie die komplizierte Textgeschichte der deutschen Fassung von Tillichs Hauptwerk. Die Systematische Theologie Tillichs ist eines der bedeutendsten theologischen Werke des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der abschließende Band 3 bietet die Pneumatologie und die Eschatologie der Systemkonzeption und entfaltet die beiden dogmatischen Lehrstücke im Horizont einer umfassenden Kultur- und Lebensphilosophie mit geschichtsphilosophischer Zuspitzung. Band 1/2 finden Sie hier.

Systematische Theologie

Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525522035
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Religion

English summary: This complete edition of Wolfhart Pannenberg's Systematic Theology provides an overall view that focuses on the still not answered question about the truth of the Christian doctrine. In three volumes, Pannenberg examines all classical topics of Christian Systematic Theology: The doctrine of God, Creation, Anthropology, Christology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology and Eschatology. He discusses all these themes in the context of the triune God and the implications of this doctrine while also considering the Christian existence of the individual. One of the most meaningful and important theological works of the late 20th Century, worth reading for every theologian and those who are interested in theology. German description: Im ersten Band dieser systematischen Darstellung der christlichen Lehre wird die Frage nach der Wahrheit des Redens von Gott bis in das Feld der Religionen verfolgt: Diese konkurrieren nicht nur in den Auseinandersetzungen der Geschichte, sondern auch im religiosen Pluralismus der Gegenwart durch ihre unterschiedlichen, in viele Hinsicht gegensatzlichen Wahrheitsanspruche miteinander. Pannenbergs Systematik der christlichen Lehre liegt ein bestimmtes Verstandnis des Verhaltnisses der Theologie zur Philosophie zugrunde, das die Darstellung der christlichen Lehre durchzieht. Im Mittelpunkt des dritten Bandes steht das Thema Kirche im Rahmen der Lehre vom Geist als eschatologischer Gabe, die auf die eschatologische Heilsvollendung zielt. Die Themen des individuellen Heilsempfangs durch Glaube, Gnade und Rechtfertigung werden in die Behandlung des Kirchenbegriffs einbezogen, vermittelt durch die Erorterung der Sakramente. Der Schwerpunkt der Darstellung liegt bei der Heilsteilhabe des einzelnen Christen, denn Kirche und Sakramente sind nur Zeichen der kunftigen Heilsvollendung.

How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830837052
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: Religion

Thomas C. Oden surveys the decisive role of African Christians and theologians in shaping the doctrines and practices of the church of the first five centuries, and makes an impassioned plea for the rediscovery of that heritage. Christians throughout the world will benefit from this reclaiming of an important heritage.

The African Memory of Mark

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830868889
Release Date: 2011-07-27
Genre: Religion

We often regard the author of the Gospel of Mark as an obscure figure about whom we know little. Many would be surprised to learn how much fuller a picture of Mark exists within widespread African tradition, tradition that holds that Mark himself was from North Africa, that he founded the church in Alexandria, that he was an eyewitness to the Last Supper and Pentecost, that he was related not only to Barnabas but to Peter as well and accompanied him on many of his travels. In this provocative reassessment of early church tradition, Thomas C. Oden begins with the palette of New Testament evidence and adds to it the range of colors from traditional African sources, including synaxaries (compilations of short biographies of saints to be read on feast days), archaeological sites, non-Western historical documents and ancient churches. The result is a fresh and illuminating portrait of Mark, one that is deeply rooted in African memory and seldom viewed appreciatively in the West.

Abk rzungsverzeichnis

Author: Siegfried Schwertner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783111503158
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Genre: Religion

die Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE) als moderne Fachenzyklopädie repräsentiert in 36 Textbänden (1976–2004) den Wissensstand der theologischen Forschung im Ganzen. Mehr als eine Generation von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern haben an ihr mitgearbeitet und in mehr als 2.500 Artikeln (auf mehr als 28.000 Textseiten) auf höchstem fachwissenschaftlichem Niveau das einzigartige, international ausgerichtete Nachschlagewerk zu einem Dokument der Wissenschaftsgeschichte gemacht. Die TRE ist ein unverzichtbares Hilfsmittel für Forschung, Studium und Lehre vor allem der Theologie, aber auch ihrer angrenzenden Fachgebiete wie Geschichte, Philosophie, Judaistik, Religionswissenschaften. Die TRE ist auch als Studienausgabe (Paperback) und als Datenbank Theologische Realenzyklopädie Online erhältlich.

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States

Author: George Thomas Kurian
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442244320
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Religion

From the Founding Fathers through the present, Christianity has exercised powerful influence in America—from its role in shaping politics and social institutions to its hand in art and culture. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States outlines the myriad roles Christianity has played and continues to play. This masterful multi-volume reference includes biographies of major figures in the Christian church in the United States, documents and Supreme Court decisions, and information on theology and theologians, denominations, faith-based organizations, immigration, art—from decorative arts and film to music and literature—evangelism and crusades, women’s issues, racial issues, civil religion, and more.