This quantity brings jointly essentially the most extraordinary writers within the box of recent testomony experiences to supply an summary of discussions in regards to the nature of recent testomony theology. Examines the advance, function and scope of latest testomony theology. seems on the courting of recent testomony theology with different branches of theology.
in the course of his thirty-year profession as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has excited by renewing the church as an device of social switch and private transformation. during this provocative and passionate ebook, he explores the decline of the church as a neighborhood of believers and calls readers again to the church’s roots as a group of resistance. moving the dialog approximately church renewal clear of theological purity and advertising innovations that include cultural norms, and towards “embodied noncompliance” with the dominant tradition, Meyers urges a go back to the progressive spirit that marked Jesus’s ministry.
By Bernard McGinn
This concise booklet tells the tale of crucial theological paintings of the center a while, the significant Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a different position in Western faith and philosophy. Written among 1266 and 1273, the Summa used to be conceived by means of Aquinas as an educational consultant for lecturers and newbies and a compendium of all of the licensed teachings of the Catholic Church. It synthesizes an outstanding diversity of scholarship, protecting thousands of issues and containing greater than one million and a part words--and was once nonetheless unfinished on the time of Aquinas's death.
Here, Bernard McGinn, certainly one of trendy such a lot acclaimed students of medieval Christianity, vividly describes the area that formed Aquinas, then turns to the Dominican friar's existence and occupation, studying Aquinas's purposes for writing his masterpiece, its subject material, and the radical approach he equipped it. McGinn supplies readers a short journey of the Summa itself, after which discusses its reception during the last seven-hundred years. He appears on the effect of the Summa on such giants of medieval Christendom as Meister Eckhart, its ridicule through the Enlightenment, the increase and fall of Neothomism within the 19th and 20th centuries, the position of the Summa within the post-Vatican II church, and the book's enduring relevance today.
Tracing the awesome lifetime of this iconic paintings, McGinn's wide-ranging account offers perception into Aquinas's personal realizing of the Summa as a conversation of the theological knowledge that has been given to humanity in revelation.
By Matthias Bender
Medizinische Behandlungen bieten heute viele Chancen in den Bereichen der Lebensrettung und der Heilung von Krankheit. Diese Bemühungen können unter Umständen zu einer bloßen Verlängerung des Sterbeprozesses und so zu einer starken Belastung des Patienten führen. Dies wirft die Frage auf, wie die letzte Lebensphase in menschlicher Weise bewältigt werden kann und nach welchen Kriterien Entscheidungen für medizinische Behandlungen gefällt werden können.
In der Arbeit wird die alte moraltheologische Differenzierung zwischen "gewöhnlichen" und "außergewöhnlichen" Mitteln als ein ethisches Kriterium für einen Behandlungsabbruch und -verzicht aufgegriffen. Darin wird deutlich, wie sehr statt der Fixierung auf objektive Indikationen, Techniken und Maßnahmen eine personale measurement im Vordergrund steht und wie notwendig eine individuelle Abwägung in der Entscheidung ist und dabei der einzelne sufferer im Fokus zu stehen hat.
By Eric D. Barreto
In fact, by way of writing we seek advice from the categories of reflections, essays, and assessments scholars must whole within the seminary lecture room. yet writing additionally encompasses the various modes of verbal exchange and self-discovery that artistic expression can free up. Writing Theologically introduces writing not only as a tutorial workout yet as a fashion for college kids to speak the good news in swiftly altering contexts, in addition to to find and craft their very own experience of vocation and identification. most crucial could be guiding scholars to how they could start to declare and hone a particular theological voice that's really attuned to the contexts of author and viewers alike. In a suite of short, readable essays, this quantity, edited by way of Eric D. Barreto, emphasizes the very important abilities, practices, and values inquisitive about writing theologically. that's, how could scholars organize themselves to speak successfully and creatively, truly and fantastically, the insights they assemble in the course of their time in seminary? each one contribution comprises sensible recommendation approximately most sensible practices in writing theologically; notwithstanding, the e-book additionally stresses why writing is key within the self-understanding of the minister, in addition to her or his public communique of the good news.
By Gary Willis
During this short and incisive e-book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the tale of the Confessions--what prompted Augustine to dictate it, the way it asks to be learn, and the numerous methods it's been misinterpret within the one-and-a-half millennia because it was once composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is often an extraordinary advent to 1 of an important books within the Christian and Western traditions.
Understandably excited about the tale of Augustine's existence, smooth readers have principally succumbed to the temptation to learn the Confessions as autobiography. yet, Wills argues, this can be a mistake. The publication isn't really autobiography yet relatively an extended prayer, suffused with the language of Scripture and addressed to God, no longer guy. Augustine tells the tale of his existence now not for its personal value yet on the way to determine how, as a drama of sin and salvation resulting in God, it matches into sacred heritage. "We need to learn Augustine as we do Dante," Wills writes, "alert to wealthy layer upon layer of Scriptural and theological symbolism." Wills additionally addresses the lengthy afterlife of the e-book, from controversy in its personal time and relative overlook in the course of the center a while to a renewed prominence starting within the fourteenth century and persisting to at the present time, while the Confessions has turn into an item of curiosity not only for Christians but additionally historians, philosophers, psychiatrists, and literary critics.
With unrivaled readability and ability, Wills strips away the centuries of confusion that experience amassed round Augustine's religious vintage.
By Dan Barker
“Valuable within the human tale are the reflections of clever and moral those that take heed to the voice of cause and who let it to conquer bigotry and superstition. This ebook is a vintage example.”
—CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS writer of God isn't really Great
“The such a lot eloquent witness of inner fantasy that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal international of yank fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.”
—RICHARD DAWKINS writer of The God Delusion
“Godless was once a revelation to me. I don’t imagine a person can fit the (devastating!) readability, depth, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to cause, adolescence to transforming into up, fable to truth, intoxication to sobriety.”
—OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia
In Godless, Barker recounts his trip from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and alongside the way in which explains accurately why it's not merely alright to be an atheist, it's anything during which to be proud.”
—MICHAEL SHERMER writer of Skeptic Magazine
“Godless is an engaging memoir and a instruction manual for debunking theism. yet such a lot of all, it's a relocating testimonial to 1 man’s emotional and highbrow rigor in acclaiming severe thinking.”
—ROBERT SAPOLSKY writer of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers
By Chris L. de Wet