Christianity and Creation: The Essence of the Christian Faith and Its Future Among Religions

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A&C Black, 2006. nov. 1. - 403 oldal

Thirty years ago James Mackey wrote Jesus the Man and the Myth, which became the defining book on Christology in seminaries and universities throughout the English-speaking world. Now he has written a bold one-volume systematic theology in eight chapters on creation, fall, salvation, God, creed, code, cult and church constitution. It is fashioned out of material from two sources: (1) the major theological movements of the 20th century, which in haphazard, start-stop fashion sought to construct a theology of some of these themes in the light of contemporary cultural categories of thought and imagery, and (2) a thorough reading of the Bible as innocent as possible of the influence of theologies borrowed from Platonism. The first source yields the conclusion that nature and history provide the dominant sources of divine revelation, thus eliding the crass distinctions between nature and supernature, reason and faith. The second confirms the notion that from the opening of Genesis to the teaching of Jesus, the Bible, when read on its own terms, proclaims a creation faith: the central idea being that grace and revelation are to be found in the eternal activity of the loving creator God ever evident in evolving creation. Finding the esssence of Christianity in the lived creation faith of Jesus the Jew, Mackey goes on to shows what the Christian religion has lost or corrupted on the way, what corrections and advances need to be made in all the Christian churches, and what future the Christian faith can plot for itself in a world characterized by an increasing secular culture, by a growing interest in spiritualities without the trappings of religion, and by ever-closer encounters between all the religions of the human race. The fact that Christian faith is fundamentally a creation faith offers common ground for a dialogue of human equals between Christians and members of other religions or of none.

 

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Christianity and creation: the essence of the Christian faith and its future among religions: a systematic theology

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This is a detailed and scholarly recapitulation of fundamental theology relating to salvation history as expressed in religious cult. The text is accessible to general readers but may be better suited ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Chapter
69
Chapter Three
98
Salvation from Sin
112
The Images of Salvation through the Cross
134
Chapter Four
144
The Christian Incarnation Myth and the Confession of the Divinity of Jesus
153
Christology
161
The Christian Theology of Trinity
171
Sanctuary
192
Chapter
227
Code Given Down from the Mountain
243
Judgment
265
Chapter Seven
289
Baptism
297
Other Christian Sacraments
308
Chapter Eight
338

The Three Overnight Camping Sites on the Mystical Way
179
Columbanus on How to Preach and Receive a Trinitarian
185
Epilogue
361
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James P. Mackey holds doctorates in both philosophy and theology. He began his career in the philosophy department at Queen's College, Belfast, and went on to become professor of theology at the University of San Francisco and then at the University of Edinburgh, where he was the first Roman Catholic to hold the chair of theology since the founding of the university in the sixteenth century. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, at Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, at Dartmouth College, and currently at Trinity College, Dublin. Among his ten books are The Problems of Religious Faith, Jesus the Man and the Myth, An Introduction to Celtic Christianity, The Critique of Theological Reason, and Power and Christian Ethics.

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