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The Liberating Image

The Liberating Image Author J. Richard Middleton
ISBN-10 9781587431104
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 304
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Offers a deeply informed take on a key Christian doctrine and its interpretation and relevance today.



The Liberating Image

The Liberating Image Author J. Richard Middleton
ISBN-10 9781441242785
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 304
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For two thousand years, Christians have been intrigued by the somewhat enigmatic Imago Dei references in the book of Genesis. Much theological ink has been spilled mulling over the significance and meaning of these words: "Let us make humanity in our image, according to our likeness . . . " In The Liberating Image, J. Richard Middleton takes on anew the challenge of interpreting the Imago Dei. Reflecting on the potential of the Imago Dei texts for developing an ethics of power rooted in compassion, he relates its significance to the Christian community's distinct calling in an increasingly violent world. The Liberating Image introduces a relevant, scholarly take on an important Christian doctrine. It will appeal to all Christians seeking to better understand what it means to be made in God's image.



Understanding the Imago Dei

Understanding the  Imago Dei Author Fr Dominic Robinson
ISBN-10 9781409481454
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 202
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As theologians across confessional divides try to say something significant about human dignity in our contemporary society, there is fresh interest in the ancient Christian doctrine that the human being is created in the 'imago Dei'. Theology is grounding responsibility for others and for the world around us in this common vision that the human being's infinite horizon lies in a divine calling and destiny. Robinson examines the 'imago Dei' debate through three giants of twentieth century theology - Karl Barth, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Jürgen Moltmann. This is placed against a survey of the principle developments and distinctions relating to the doctrine in the history of Christian thought, which in itself will be valuable for all students of Theology. A fresh analysis of ecumenical contributions places the development of the doctrine in the context of the ongoing process of ecumenical dialogue on the dignity of the human person, with special reference to this theme in the first encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est. Whilst 'imago Dei' is the focus of this book, Robinson invites the reader to see its relevance to theology as a whole on a specifically ecumenical canvas, and relates directly to more general areas of theological anthropology, grace, salvation, and the relationship between God and the world.



Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be

Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be Author J. Richard Middleton
ISBN-10 0830818561
Release 1995-06-05
Pages 250
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J. Richard Middleton and Brian J. Walsh offer an introduction, evaluation and response to postmodern culture that comes straight from the heart of the gospel.



A New Heaven and a New Earth

A New Heaven and a New Earth Author J. Richard Middleton
ISBN-10 9781441241382
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 336
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In recent years, more and more Christians have come to appreciate the Bible's teaching that the ultimate blessed hope for the believer is not an otherworldly heaven; instead, it is full-bodied participation in a new heaven and a new earth brought into fullness through the coming of God's kingdom. Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, J. Richard Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.



Whatever Happened to the Soul

Whatever Happened to the Soul Author Warren S. Brown
ISBN-10 145142003X
Release 1997-12-01
Pages 252
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As science crafts detailed accounts of human nature, what has become of the soul?This collaborative project strives for greater consonance between contemporary science and Christian faith. Outstanding scholars in biology, genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and ethics join here to offer contemporary accounts of human nature consistent with Christian teaching. Their central theme is a nondualistic account of the human person that does not consider the "soul" an entity separable from the body; scientific statements about the physical nature of human beings are about exactly the same entity as are theological statements concerning the spiritual nature of human beings.For all those interested in fundamental questions of human identity posed by the present context, this volume will provide a fascinating and authoritative resource.



Dignity and Destiny

Dignity and Destiny Author John F. Kilner
ISBN-10 9781467443111
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 414
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Misunderstandings about what it means for humans to be created in God's image have wreaked devastation throughout history -- for example, slavery in the U. S., genocide in Nazi Germany, and the demeaning of women everywhere. In Dignity and Destiny John Kilner explores what the Bible itself teaches about humanity being in God's image. He discusses in detail all of the biblical references to the image of God, interacts extensively with other work on the topic, and documents how misunderstandings of it have been so problematic. People made according to God's image, Kilner says, have a special connection with God and are intended to be a meaningful reflection of him. Because of sin, they don't actually reflect him very well, but Kilner shows why the popular idea that sin has damaged the image of God is mistaken. He also clarifies the biblical difference between being God's image (which Christ is) and being in God's image (which humans are). He explains how humanity's creation and renewal in God's image are central, respectively, to human dignity and destiny. Locating Christ at the center of what God's image means, Kilner charts a constructive way forward and reflects on the tremendously liberating impact that a sound understanding of the image of God can have in the world today.



Created in God s Image

Created in God s Image Author Anthony A. Hoekema
ISBN-10 0802808506
Release 1994-09-06
Pages 275
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ccording to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God's image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. Extensive bibliography, fully indexed.



A Brief Theology of Revelation

A Brief Theology of Revelation Author Colin E. Gunton
ISBN-10 0567041115
Release 2005-07-15
Pages 134
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Professor Gunton asks whether there is more to be said for the motion of Christianity as a 'revealed religion; than some of the more simplified recent treatments allow. He analyses the concept of revelation, illustrating its importance for understanding even beyond religious purposes. He contends that natural theology and natural revelation are distinct categories and examines why they are so often confused. He considers revelation in relation to scripture and tradition, and the nature of inspiration.



The Imago Dei As Human Identity

The Imago Dei As Human Identity Author Ryan S. Peterson
ISBN-10 1575064332
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 192
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The Imago Dei As Human Identity has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Imago Dei As Human Identity also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Imago Dei As Human Identity book for free.



The Transforming Vision

The Transforming Vision Author Brian J. Walsh
ISBN-10 0877849730
Release 1984-10-12
Pages 214
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Brian J. Walsh and J. Richard Middleton offer a vision for transforming economics, politics, technology and every part of contemporary culture.



Created in God s Image

Created in God s Image Author Gonzalez, Michelle A.
ISBN-10 9781608333882
Release 2014-04-10
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“So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” — (Genesis 1:27)

For centuries, the creation story in Genesis 1 has been a foundation for Christian understandings of the human being. In particular, this egalitarian vision of women as well as men being created in the image of God has been a lynchpin to feminist claims for equality in the church and society. But as Michele Gonzalez shows, feminist theology has struggled against a long, contrary tradition, in which women’s claim to represent the image of God was seen as deficient or secondary to men. In tracing the history of this contested theme, Gonzalez presents an introduction to the field of feminist anthropology. Ultimately, she argues, a new understanding of imago Dei in women must be rooted in a new understanding of God –grounded in, yet critical of, the Christian tradition.



The Image of God

The Image of God Author Gunnlaugur A. Jónsson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013416030
Release 1988-01-01
Pages 253
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The Advent of Justice

The Advent of Justice Author Brian J. Walsh
ISBN-10 9781498203418
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 70
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The Advent of Justice was first published in 1993 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CJL Foundation and Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ). Responding to God's call for love, justice, and stewardship, the CJL Foundation and CPJ have been at the forefront of research and advocacy in areas such as poverty and unemployment, economics, and social justice, aboriginal rights, refugees, energy policy and the environment. The republication of The Advent of Justice celebrates more than 50 years of faithful witness for justice by CJL and CPJ. In this book of reflections, four friends come together to lead us more deeply into Advent as a time of profound hope for the coming of God's good kingdom of shalom while also a time of lament and anguish in the face of injustice.



The Social God and the Relational Self

The Social God and the Relational Self Author Stanley J. Grenz
ISBN-10 066422203X
Release 2001
Pages 345
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In this, the first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. "The Social God and the Relational Self" is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical-social context.



Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church Author
ISBN-10 9781853908392
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 494
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A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology

A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology Author Garnett Roper
ISBN-10 9781608999996
Release 2013-08-12
Pages 242
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The project of developing a contextual theology for the Caribbean was first articulated in the early 1970s in Trinidad and Jamaica. In the years since, many evangelical churches and theologians in the Caribbean have been ambivalent about the validity of this project, assuming that an emphasis on context was somehow antithetical to the pure gospel. But the crisis of the times, along with a more mature hermeneutic, has led to a re-evaluation of this assumption. Here a group of evangelical Caribbean theologians enter the discussion, with substantive proposals for how the gospel addresses the Caribbean context. They are joined by other theologians from mainline Protestant and Catholic traditions in the Caribbean. The result is an ecumenical dialogue on the diverse ways in which orthodox Christian faith may provide both challenge and hope for the Caribbean context. Half the essays in this volume were originally presented at the Forum on Caribbean Theology held in 2010 at the Jamaica Theological Seminary; the rest were invited especially for this volume.