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By What Authority? The Vital Questions of Religious Authority in Christianity
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By author: Dr. Robert Millet
Product Code: P410
ISBN: 9780881462012
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 209
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After the apostles Peter and John had healed the lame man at the Gate Beautiful, the two disciples were arrested and later brought before the Sanhedrin to account for their deed, one that continued to stir the already anxious leaders of the Jews: "And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?" (Acts 4:7). Indeed, what was the source of their miracle? And by what power or authority did they perform it? The essays in this book address the central issue of such authority in the Christian life. Contributors include Peter A. Huff, Richard John Neuhaus, Bradley Nassif, Stephen D. Ricks, Gerald R. McDermott, Robert M. Randolph, Robert L. Millet, Steven C. Harper, George R. Knight, David Neff, and Roger E. Olson.
Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse
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By author: Lisa D. Powell
Product Code: P475
ISBN: 9780881464634
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Kierkegaard argued that Christianity is a lived religion, not a set of doctrines to be cognitively affirmed. This means theology's proper focus is reflection on revelation within the God-human relationship, and human existence-always in process and shaped by different communities, relationships, and contexts-is significant to theological construction. As Christian knowledge is a relationship that cannot be communicated directly, theology is never concluded and cannot adequately function within totalizing systems. The writings of seventeenth-century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, provide an exemplary direction for contemporary theologies mindful of this need for indirect communication. Her writings show a respect of others' cognitive freedom and their differing contexts and perspectives. Utilizing the religious work of this woman from Mexico's colonial past, Powell builds a theological case for the inclusion of literary genres in the theological discipline, a move that resists western philosophy's dominance of form and opens the theological canon.
Is God a Christian? Creating a Community of Conversation
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By author: R. Kirby Godsey, R. Kirby Godsey
Product Code: H825
ISBN: 9780881462425
Pages: 208
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In a world composed of almost seven billion people, about 2.2 billion of them claim to be Christian. And while Christianity is continuing to grow at a modest rate, other religions are growing at a faster pace. Christians often think and behave as though God is a Christian. This book is written to ask if that assumption is true and to foster a more open conversation about other world religions.
Lessons from Aquinas: A Resolution of the Problem of Faith and Reason
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By author: Creighton Rosental
Product Code: H829
ISBN: 9780881462531
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 267
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Thomas Aquinas has long been understood to have reconciled faith and reason. Typically, he is understood as having provided justification for faith by means of proof. In this book, Rosental argues that Aquinas's account of faith is not simply an account of justified belief, at least as it is typically considered in contemporary philosophy. This book is an erudite and accessible reading of this most fundamental issue in Thomistic studies.
Metaphysics, Theology, And Self : Relational Essays
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Translated by: Harold H. Oliver
Product Code: P352
ISBN: 9780881460278
Pages: 111
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These eight essays proposes a system of relational philosophy and theology. Themes developed include the following: (1) On the issue of truth in scientific and religious discourse as seen from the claim of their complementarity: they represent different languages about the same domain-experience. (2) The problem of Western substantialism is answered by a proposed non- and antisubstantialist theory of selfhood as an alternative to the Western ego. (3) Certain hermeneutical themes as well as (4) several themes thatintroduce new facets of relational thought.

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