An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology

Author: Thomas H. McCall
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899308
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In recent decades a new movement has arisen, bringing the conceptual tools of analytic philosophy to bear on theological reflection. Called analytic theology, it seeks to bring a clarity of thought and a disciplined use of logic to the work of constructive Christian theology. In this introduction to analytic theology for specialists and nonspecialists alike, Thomas McCall lays out what it is and what it isn t. The goal of this growing and energetic field is not the removal of all mystery in theology. At the same time, it insists that mystery must not be confused with logical incoherence. McCall explains the connections of analytic theology to Scripture, Christian tradition and culture, using case studies to illuminate his discussion. Beyond mere description, McCall calls the discipline to a deeper engagement with the traditional resources of the theological task.

Which Trinity Whose Monotheism Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology

Author: Thomas H. McCall
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862705
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The last few decades have witnessed a renaissance of Trinitarian theology. Theologians have worked to recover this doctrine for a proper understanding of the God and for the life of the church. At the same time, analytic philosophers of religion have become keenly interested in the Trinity, engaging in vigorous debates related to it. To this point, however, the work of the two groups has taken place in almost complete isolation from one another. Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Seeks to bridge that divide. / Thomas H. McCall compares the work of significant philosophers of religion Richard Swinburne, Brian Leftow, and others with that of influential theologians such as Jrgen Moltmann, Robert Jenson, and John Zizioulas. He then evaluates several important proposals and offers suggestion for the future of Trinitarian theology. / There are many books on the doctrine of the Trinity, but no other book brings the concerns of analytic philosophers of religion into direct conversation with those of mainstream theologians.

Analytic Theology

Author: Michael C. Rea
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199203563
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that offer some more critical perspectives." --Book Jacket.

Metaphysics and the Tri Personal God

Author: William Hasker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199681511
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William Hasker reviews the evidence concerning fourth-century pro-Nicene trinitarianism in the light of recent developments in the scholarship on this period, arguing for particular interpretations of crucial concepts. He then reviews and criticises recent work on the issue of the divine three-in-oneness, including systematic theologians such as Barth, Rahner, Moltmann, and Zizioulas, and analytic philosophers of religion such as Leftow, van Inwagen, Craig, and Swinburne.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology

Author: Charles Taliaferro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521514339
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This Companion offers an up-to-date overview of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the key philosophical concepts at the heart of Christian theology. The sixteen chapters, commissioned specially for this volume, are written by an internationally recognized team of scholars and examine topics such as the Trinity, God's necessary existence, simplicity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, goodness, eternity and providence, the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, sin and salvation, the problem of evil, church rites, revelation and miracles, prayer, and the afterlife. Written in non-technical, accessible language, they not only offer a synthesis of scholarship on these topics but also suggest questions and topics for further investigation.

God Incarnate

Author: Oliver D. Crisp
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567033481
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Oliver Crisp examines the doctrine of the incarnation as one of the central and defining dogmas of the Christian faith.

Experiences in Theology

Author: Jürgen Moltmann
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451411935
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In this volume, the final in his series of systematic "contributions" to theology, Moltmann looks ahead from the landmarks of his own theological journey. He searches out the intersections of his own life with contemporary events that have kindled and impelled his theological thinking. The perspective of hope is explained freshly, while other basic theological themes and concepts are developed and interrelated.

Analytic Philosophy of Religion

Author: James Harris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401707197
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When Gene Long, editor of Kluwer's Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion Series, first invited me to write the volume on Analytic Philosophy of Religion, I accepted with great enthusiasm. My only explanation for that enthusiasm now is that I was younger and more naive at the time. Soon after starting work on the volume, my enthusiasm was dampened by the daunting magnitude of the task. I began as a sprinter and quickly settled into the pace of a long-distance runner. Although I considered myself well read in the subject, I soon discovered that I had a great deal of research to do to be confident that I had considered all of the major contributions to the various discussions, issues, and of religion. As I read more and more problems found within analytic philosophy books and articles, I realized that I had rushed into a territory already well trodden by the angels. I am greatly impressed by the sophistication and subtlety of philosophical argument that characterize the different debates in contemporary analytic philosophy of religion. This volume covers a vast amount of material. I have endeavored to provide the fairest possible reading of different authors, and, in cases where I include my own critical evaluations and develop my own positions, I have endeavored to provide the strongest possible interpretations of the positions I criticize.

A reader in contemporary philosophical theology

Author: Oliver Crisp
Publisher: Tamp;t Clark Ltd
ISBN: 9780567031464
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A philosophical approach to analysing Christian doctrines has been developing since a renewal of interest in the Philosophy of Religion in the 1960s and 1970s by figures like Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff and others. The new literature developed

Forsaken

Author: Thomas H. McCall
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830869824
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"My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" How should a Christian interpret this passage? What implications does the cross have for the trinitarian theology? Did the Father kill the Son? Theologian Thomas McCall presents a trinitarian reading of Christ's darkest moment--the moment of his prayer to his heavenly Father from the cross. McCall revisits the biblical texts and surveys the various interpretations of Jesus cry, ranging from early church theologians to the Reformation to contemporary theologians. Along the way, he explains the terms of the scholarly debate and clearly marks out what he believes to be the historically orthodox point of view. By approaching the Son's cry to the Father as an event in the life of the Triune God, Forsaken seeks to recover the true poignancy of the orthodox perspective on the cross.