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 - Theological Foundations: Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian Faith
Theological Foundations: Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian

Theological Foundations: Concepts and Methods for Understanding Christian Faith, Revised Edition is a thorough, concise, and comprehensive introductory theology text that has been revised with customer requests in mind. This prominent book on theology begins with a new introduction that centers the text on the Mystery of God. Its twelve body chapters unfold Christian theology by exploring its roots in the sacred scriptures; discussing the New Testament and other early Christian literature; and interweaving Christology and ecclesiology with the signs, symbols, and seven sacraments of the Church. Social justice issues figure prominently in the text, as does Catholicism's relationship with Judaism and Islam. Sub-disciplines of Catholic theology also address the Church's mission in the world, as well as moral issues. Ultimately, the text describes the changing contours of Christianity in the modern era, with an emphasis on Protestantism, Evangelicalism, and Fundamentalism.An important advantage to this text is its instruction for students in conducting valid theological research. To help students understand terms, concepts, and vocabulary, as well as the development of the tradition through the ages and across cultures, the book incorporates a significant library research component t...

  • Brand: Brand: Anselm Academic
  • ASIN: 159982101X
 - Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial Cases
Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues, and Controversial

In their thought-provoking and insightful revised introductory ethics text, authors Michael Panicola, David Belde, John Slosar, and Mark Repenshek address complex and controversial health care issues that are very much a part of our everyday lives. Using a normative framework, the authors incorporate specific issues, case studies, and multimedia aides in each chapter to encourage students to engage in moral discourse and reflection. The authors' stimulating faith-based discussion of how particular circumstances in society have an impact on ethical decision making is a significant contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between health care issues and ethics.Linking new material, including chapters on the patient-physician relationship, regenerative medicine, the pharmaceutical/device industry, and health care reform, to classic chapters on reproductive technology, abortion and maternal-fetal care, stem cell research, genomic technologies, and end-of-life care, the authors underscore the important real-life concerns and issues that confront people in their daily living and the need to discern these concerns and issues with the goal of attaining human and social flourishing.Key additions to the revised text include a glossary; updated facts, figures, tables, an...

  • Brand: Brand: Anselm Academic
  • ASIN: 1599821036
 - Pastoral Theology: Theological Foundations for Who a Pastor is and What He Does
Pastoral Theology: Theological Foundations for Who a Pastor is and What He

While many pastoral ministry books focus on the practical duties of the pastor, few works actually consider how theological truth defines the pastor’s role and responsibilities. These pragmatic ministry tools, though instructionally beneficial, essentially divorce biblical doctrine from ministerial practice. As a result, pastors’ lives and ministries often lack the theological roots that provide the stability and nourishment necessary to sustain them.  Pastoral Theology constructs a theological framework for pastoral ministry that is biblically derived, historically informed, doctrinally sound, missionally engaged, and contextually relevant. By using traditional theological categories the authors explore the correlation between evangelical doctrine and pastoral practice. Through careful theological integration they formulate a ministry philosophy that defines the pastoral office and determines its corresponding responsibilities in light of theological truth.   The authors provide a theological understanding of the pastorate that will equip aspiring pastors to discern and pursue their calling, challenge younger pastors to build on ministerial truth instead of ministerial trends, and inspire seasoned pastors to be reinvigorated in their passion for Christ and his church. 

  • Brand: B & H Publishing Group
  • ASIN: 1433685787
 - Foundations of Theological Study: A Sourcebook
Foundations of Theological Study: A

This is a collection of readings in theology, classical and contemporary, intended for college level students. It covers the major themes of an introductory course in theology, the experience of the sacred, the notion of God, Revelation, Jesus Christ and the Christian life.

  • ASIN: 0809132818
 - The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion (Signature Mormon Classics)
The Theological Foundations of the Mormon Religion (Signature Mormon

A Philosopher, Sterling M. McMurrin (1914-96) appreciated the similarities between Mormonism and Hellenistic Christianity. For instance, Church Fathers of the fifth century admired Plato, who taught that there is one God, coexistent with such eternal entities as Justice and Love—to which Joseph Smith added Priesthood and Church. Where Augustine modified Plato, Mormonism would tend to side with his critic, the Stoic-leaning Pelagius. In this broad context, what is Mormonism's contribution to the overall pursuit of life's fundamental, ontological questions? Herein lies McMurrin's intent—an invitation to join him on a wide-ranging search for purpose. He finds his church's synthesis of heresy and orthodoxy to be refreshing and impressive in this light, in its treatment of evil, sin, and free will. Belief in a personal God may run counter to traditional faith, but it is nonetheless emotionally satisfying and accessible to the human imagination.

  • ASIN: B07TCC7R4D
 - Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval Concepts
Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: Reconstructing Patristic and Medieval

Earth is imperiled. Human activities are adversely affecting the land, water, air, and myriad forms of biological life that comprise the ecosystems of our planet. Indicators of global warming and holes in the ozone layer inhibit functions vital to the biosphere. Environmental damage to the planet becomes damaging to human health and well-being now and into the future―and too often that damage affects those who are least able to protect themselves. Can religion make a positive contribution to preventing further destruction of biological diversity and ecosystems and threats to our earth? Jame Schaefer thinks that it can, and she examines the thought of Christian Church fathers and medieval theologians to reveal and retrieve insights that may speak to our current plight. By reconstructing the teachings of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and other classic thinkers to reflect our current scientific understanding of the world, Schaefer shows how to "green" the Catholic faith: to value the goodness of creation, to appreciate the beauty of creation, to respect creation's praise for God, to acknowledge the kinship of all creatures, to use creation with gratitude and restraint, and to live virtuously within the earth community.

  • Brand: Brand: Georgetown University Press
  • ASIN: 1589012682
 - Marriage and Family: A Christian Theological Foundation
Marriage and Family: A Christian Theological

This text builds a foundational knowledge of theology while simultaneously developing major themes around the topics of marriage and family. The author speaks from the perspective of the sacramental theology of marriage but is always respectful of other faith traditions and the religiously diverse classroom. The book introduces, develops, and reinforces basic categories for thinking about the contemporary reality of marriage and family as grounded in the scriptural, historical, theological, ecclesial, and spiritual traditions of Christianity. Sensitive issues such as human sexuality and divorce are treated with a contextually grounded and moderate point of view. A meaningful correlation is made between the classical sources of Christianity and the lived experience of marriage. Included are discussion questions and a review guide at the end of each chapter. Appropriate as a primary text in undergraduate courses on the theology of the family, marriage and family, and ethics courses with a similar focus.

  • Brand: Brand: Anselm Academic
  • ASIN: 0884899772
 - Work: Theological Foundations and Practical Implications
Work: Theological Foundations and Practical

Moving from biblical theology to systematic theology to practical theology, "Work: Theological Foundations and Practical Implications" offers a comprehensive theology of work. With contributions from a variety of leading theologians including Miroslav Volf and Samuel Gregg, this book brings together biblical scholars, ethicists, economists representing a spectrum of theological voices. It will bring a new academic depth to the literature on the theology of work and provide a comprehensive single-volume resource for scholars and students alike.Contributions include:"Work and the Trinity" (Miroslav Volf)"Work and Anthropology" (Jay Wesley Richards)"Sanctification and Work" (Scott B. Rae)"Economics and the Common Good" (Samuel Gregg)

  • ASIN: 0334055296
 - Theological Foundations for Ministry
Theological Foundations for

This is a collection of essential passages on the ministry of the church. By selecting significant sources which share a common assumption concerning the nature of theology and its methodology, the editor presents a single consistent theology of ministry. The book is carefully organised to allow a thorough exploration of the different aspects of ministry. Contributors include Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hans Küng, Helmut Thielicke and Thomas F. Torrance.

  • ASIN: 0567223558
 - Historical and Theological Foundations of Law
Historical and Theological Foundations of

What is the Law? Where does it get its authority? With unparalleled scope and minute detail, Historical &Theological Foundations of Law studies the earliest origins of Law in the legal systems of ancient societies all across the earth, explores their common threads and differences, traces their development through history, and notes common trends that should cause hope or alarm today. Volume I: Ancient Wisdom. Book I, The Foundation begins by exploring the laws of ancient civilizations: Egyptian stability, Babylonian precision, Persian enlightenment, Indian philosophy, Chinese Taoism/Buddhism/Confucianism, Polynesian kapu, Incan absolutism and efficiency, Mayan oligarchy, Aztec judicial independence, Cheyenne volunteerism, and the Iroquois Confederacy's sage balancing of power. How did these systems arise? What are the trends? Polytheism to monotheism, or monotheism to polytheism? Decentralization or centralization of power? Fewer laws or more laws? Gentleness or brutality? Book II, The Cornerstone, focuses on a unique people who many believe have influenced the world more than any other. In a canon of 39 books, the Hebrews established the Tanakh (Old Testament). How did the Hebrew constitution function, and upon what precepts was it based? Are the Ten Commandments truly the fo...

  • ASIN: 0990377466
 - Basil of Caesarea (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality)
Basil of Caesarea (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian

This introduction surveys the theological, spiritual, and monastic writings of Basil of Caesarea, showing the importance of his work for contemporary theology and spirituality.

  • Brand: Brand: Baker Academic
  • ASIN: 0801049075
 - Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations
Priestly Celibacy: Theological

Pope Francis has called mandatory priestly celibacy a "gift for the Church," but added "since it is not a dogma, the door is always open" to change. As this Church discipline continues to be debated, it is important for Catholics to delve into the theological and not merely pragmatic reasons behind its continuation. Priestly Celibacy: Theological Foundations, therefore, fills a critical gap in the current theological literature on this important topic of ecclesial ministry and life, and also helps to contribute to the advancement of the rather underdeveloped theology of priestly celibacy.A review of contemporary literature shows that works abound on the history, sociology, psychology and spirituality of priestly celibacy. However, little has been offered in the way of a theology per se. This book will catch readers up on the theological reflection that has been done, while proposing a Eucharist-based theology of celibacy distinguising priestly celibacy from general theologies of celibacy or virginity.Fr. Gary Selin presents a systematic theology of priestly celibacy, with a special focus given to the development of the threefold scheme of priestly celibacy, i.e. its christological, ecclesiological, and eschatological dimensions. The volume begins with a summary of the biblical fo...

  • ASIN: 0813228417
 - Theological Education: Foundations, Practices, and Future Directions (Australian College of Theology Monograph Series Book 0)
Theological Education: Foundations, Practices, and Future Directions (Australian College of Theology Monograph Series Book

This volume draws upon historical and theological sources and empirical research to provide a unique and diverse perspective on theological education in the twenty-first century. The volume develops and promulgates the best thinking about theological education by drawing upon the breadth of expertise represented by the faculty of colleges within the Australian College of Theology. This volume not only produces crucial insights for the future of theological education around the world but gives the Australian theological sector a voice to make its own unique contribution to the global dialogue about theological education."Theological educators constantly study the subjects they want their students to learn. Rarely, however, do theological educators turn their biblical, theological, historical, and social analytic skills on their own work. This volume bridges that gap thoughtfully and expansively. While its context is the evangelical Protestant theological education in Australia embodied in the work of member schools of the Australian College of Theology, the issues it addresses are ubiquitous in Western Protestant theological education."--Daniel Aleshire, Former Executive Director, The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada "Ian Hussey and Andrew Bain ha...

 - Genuine Friendship: The Foundation for All Personal Relationships, Including Marriage and the Relationship With God
Genuine Friendship: The Foundation for All Personal Relationships, Including Marriage and the Relationship With

Many people measure their happiness by the quality of their personal relationships. No one relates perfectly, and even those who relate well can see from time to time they need to improve. This book offers insights to help the reader to do precisely that. In all of our interpersonal relationships--especially in the family- we create an environment or a culture. Ideally, we create a culture of love- one where people have the experience they are loved and they matter, they are accepted for who they are, and they are forgiven. But friendship entails more than warm feelings and personal sharing. Sustaining such relationships and fulfilling the expectations that are naturally a part of them requires real strength of character, especially if we are to persevere in them through the years. When we succeed in creating a culture of love, people have the experience of being truly united with each other. Whether it is with a friend, a spouse, or with God, it is the experience of intimacy. We naturally desire it because we were made for it.

  • ASIN: 1890177784
 - Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family: The Domestic Church
Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family: The Domestic

Biblical and Theological Foundations of the Family argues that the family has a constitutive nature and a specific theological purpose, which God reveals in the church. Joseph Atkinson investigates the principles of the doctrine of Creation which inform the family "from the beginning"; the vital way the family functions as "carrier of the covenant" in the Old Testament; and the critical aspects of Hebraic anthropology, especially corporate personality, upon which the family is based.This book provides a counter argument to the view of the human person developed in modern thought and which prevails today―the autonomous, self-determining individual, with no essential nature or social or ecclesial aspects. Atkinson discusses the constitutive corporate nature of the human person and how the covenantal family of the Old Testament finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. The author does so by investigating how baptism transforms the family and gives it an ecclesial identity, making it a "domestic church". He then examines the development of the family's ecclesial nature in the church fathers, and the providential re-appropriation of the family's inner ecclesial identity in the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and in subsequent magisterial teachings.This ground-breaking work es...

  • ASIN: 0813221706
 - A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry
A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling

Since the beginning of the biblical counseling movement in 1970, biblical counselors have argued that counseling is a ministry of the Word, just like preaching or missions. As a ministry, counseling must be defined according to sound biblical theology rather than secular principles of psychology.For over four decades, biblical theology has been at the core of the biblical counseling movement. Leaders in biblical counseling have emphasized a commitment to teaching doctrine in their counseling courses out of the conviction that good theology leads to good counseling…and bad theology leads to bad counseling.A Theology of Biblical Counseling is a landmark new book that unpacks the core theological convictions that underlie sound counseling, and practical wisdom for counseling today. Dr. Heath Lambert shows how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today through true stories from the counseling room.   A substantive textbook written in accessible language, it is an ideal resource for use in training biblical counselors at colleges, seminaries, and training institutes. In each chapter, doctrine comes to life in real ministry to real people, dramatically demonstrating how theology intersects with the lives of actual co...

  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 0310518164
  • UPC: 025986518165
 - Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

  • Brand: Harper San Francisco
  • ASIN: 0060652926
 - The Case for Clerical Celibacy: Its Historical Development and Theological Foundations
The Case for Clerical Celibacy: Its Historical Development and Theological

In order to arrive at a correct understanding of the much discussed topic of clerical celibacy, this book clarifies the pertinent facts and the discipline found within the Church from its beginnings until the present time, and explores the theological reasons for celibacy. Cardinal Stickler begins with a discussion of the relevant sources and current scholarship to support his conclusions.To understand the historical development of celibacy in the Western and Eastern Churches, this study begins with an analysis of the actual concept of clerical celibacy, providing an outline of the method which a proper treatment of this argument demands, as well as the theological presuppositions and foundations of celibacy.

  • Brand: Brand: Ignatius Press
  • ASIN: 0898705339
  • UPC: 008987053392
 - Invitation to Educational Ministry: Foundations of Transformative Christian Education (Invitation to Theological Studies)
Invitation to Educational Ministry: Foundations of Transformative Christian Education (Invitation to Theological

Because teaching is at the heart of Christian ministry, the editors of Invitation to Educational Ministry have assembled a team of seasoned experts to present a comprehensive plan of Christian education. This volume will help church staff, parachurch leaders, and small-group teachers become more effective, influential, and creative.After laying a biblical and practical foundation for Christian education, the contributors provide specific guidance on teaching a variety of individuals and groups, including children, adults, singles, seniors, and non-Christians.The final section shares valuable insights on leading small groups, teaching innovatively, and overseeing a healthy educational ministry, among other topics. Each chapter is designed to equip educators with the most relevant information, and includes many useful features:Real-life case studiesScriptural supportExplanations of key terms and conceptsPractical suggestionsResources for additional studySidebars illustrating best principles and practices

  • Brand: Kregel Publications
  • ASIN: 0825444446
 - NIV, Foundation Study Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, Red Letter Edition
NIV, Foundation Study Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, Red Letter

A Bible that contains the key features of a study Bible in a convenient, compact, and concise form.The NIV Foundation Study Bible in the world’s most popular modern-English Bible translation—the New International Version—features an approachable and easy-to-use layout, with straightforward and broad study notes that offer a way to discover the beauty and truth of God's Word at an affordable price.The accessible features and affordable price make the NIV Foundation Study Bible perfect for students, church leaders, Bible readers around the world, and homeschool use.Features:Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)Introductions provide valuable background information for each book of the BibleCross reference systemVerse-by-verse study notesNIV concise concordanceFull color Bible mapsWords of Jesus in red8-point type size

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
  • ASIN: 0310441870
  • UPC: 025986441876
 - Introduction to Catholic Theological Ethics: Foundations and Applications
Introduction to Catholic Theological Ethics: Foundations and

Two renowned, award-winning authors in the field of virtue and sexual ethics introduce and then apply their ethical method to such topics as relativism, ecology, bioethics, sexual ethics, and liberation theology. The result is a foundational text for undergraduate courses in Catholic theological ethics.

  • ASIN: 1626983240
 - Christian Faith and Environmental Stewardship: Theological Foundations for Creation Care
Christian Faith and Environmental Stewardship: Theological Foundations for Creation

This book covers the contribution of Christianity in the care, stewardship, and management of the environment. It uses ideas from the logical position of a Christian, created in God’s image, redeemed by God, and given responsibility to subdue and keep the earth, arguing that a Christian has the responsibility and mandate to care for the environment. It shows that successful stewardship happens when a Christian is aware of God’s intention for creation, exerts effort to increase it, and is expected to give an account to God for their actions toward it. The book presents environmental concerns in Kenya as an opportunity for change, describing situations and why they could become opportunities for change. Seven worldviews are presented that discourage Christians who want to do environmental stewardship, and Christian theological doctrines are discussed that could be used to cause ecclesial participation in environmental stewardship. Finally, the book envisions a “Conserving Church” with specific activities the church can do to successfully influence people to do environmental stewardship.

  • ASIN: 1532670001
 - Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations
Understanding the Diaconate: Historical, Theological, and Sociological

           What is a deacon? More than fiftyyears since the restoration of the permanent diaconate by the Second VaticanCouncil, the office of deacon is still in need of greater specificity about itspurpose and place within the mission and organizational structure of theChurch.           While the Church is more than asocial reality, the Church nonetheless has a social reality. Our understandingof the diaconate therefore benefits from a theological discussion of the divineelement of the Church and a sociological examination of the humanelement. Understanding the Diaconate adds the resources ofsociology and anthropology to the theological sources of scripture, liturgy,patristic era texts, theologians, and magisterial teachings to conclude thatthe deacon can be understood as "social intermediary and symbol of communities"who serves the participation of the laity in the life and mission of theChurch. This research proposes the deacon as a servant of the bond of communionwithin the Church (facilitating the relationship between the bishop/priest andhis people), and between the People of God and the individual in need. Thusauthentic diaconal ministry includes a vast array of many concrete contexts ofpastoral importance where one does more than simply serve at Mass.   ...

  • ASIN: 0813230357
 - Gregory of Nazianzus (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality)
Gregory of Nazianzus (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian

An Accessible Introduction to Gregory of NazianzusBrian Matz, a respected scholar of the history of Christianity, provides an accessible and erudite introduction to the thought of fourth-century church father Gregory of Nazianzus. Matz explores Gregory's homilies, especially those that reveal Gregory's affirmation of the full deity of the Holy Spirit, and shows the importance of Gregory's work for contemporary theology and spirituality. This work demonstrates a patristic approach to reading the Bible and promotes a vision for the Christian life that is theological, pastoral, and philosophical. Gregory of Nazianzus is the fourth book in a series on the church fathers edited by Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering.

  • Brand: Baker Pub Group/Baker Books
  • ASIN: 0801049083
 - The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)
The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition (Oxford Studies in Historical

This book attempts to understand Calvin in his 16th-century context, with attention to continuities and discontinuities between his thought and that of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors. Muller pays particular attention to the interplay between theological and philosophical themes common to Calvin and the medieval doctors, and to developments in rhetoric and method associated with humanism.

  • ASIN: 0195151682

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What is Theology? - Theological Foundations

Theological Foundations

Theological Foundations Class Week one - Video one What is Theology? Check out the entire course at http://www.scriptureexegesis.com.

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Why Do Theology? - Theological Foundations

Theological Foundations

Why Do Theology? The second video for week one of the Theological Foundations class. Check out the entire course at http://www.scriptureexegesis.com.

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How to do Theology: Theological Method - Theological Foundations

Theological Foundations

The fourth video for week 2 of the Theological Foundations Class. This video teaches methods for investigating theological questions. Check out the entire course at http://www.scriptureexegesis.com.

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