Waiting and Being
Creation, Freedom, and Grace in Western Theology
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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This work would not have been possible without the encouragement andsupport of far too many people to name. Many, however, are owed specialitsearliestincarnationasadissertation.IamalsoindebtedtoPatoutBurns,myrstreader.Bothhavebeenexceptionalmodelsofscholarshipandteaching,andtheircontinuedsupportwaswelcomedatcriticalmoments.Ialsowanttothank...
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Thisstudyattemptstoaddressadoctrinalproblemistheology.Itisnolongercommonfortheologianstoattempttoresolvespeci cpredicamentsofdoctrine.Theology has recently tended instead to focus on the academic studies ofguresortherelationshipoftheologicalquestionstomoregeneralintellectualconcerns. The working assumption of contemporary theology, at least as a...
The Intransigent Division
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My goal in this study is to bring into relief the conceptual and historicalobstacles to the articulation of the coherence of the theologies of creationand grace. I believe this task is necessary because the dominant treatmentsoftheunityofthesedoctrinesareunwittingparticipantsintheperpetuationof their separation. Because this continued separation is not recognized in...
Nature and the Supernatural
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In 1946, Henri de Lubac published a collection of several historical essaysentitled Surnaturel. Most of the essays in the collection had been previouslypublished elsewhere and had been available for more than twelve years bythat time, the earliest published in 1930 and the last in 1934.1 The essaysinvestigateddi erentaspectsoftheideaofthe?supernatural?inpatristicand...
Sin and Election
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ErnstTroeltschremindedhisreadersinProtestantismandProgressthatwhatwecall Protestantism is an abstraction that developed as a shorthand descriptionfordisparatecultural,political,andtheologicalconcernsthatappearedduringthe sixteenth-century fragmentation of European society.1 Thinking of?Protestantism? as a distinct theological or ecclesial identity is a mistake, but...
Metaphysics and Social Relations
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Inthe rstchapterofthisstudy,Iarguedthattheseparationofthesubjectfromnatureinmodernphilosophyraisedaparticularlyacuteproblemfortheology.That division seemed to eliminate any possibility for certain knowledge ofGod.Theunityofthedoctrinesofcreationandgracebecamethetheologicalfocusforaddressingthedi cultiesraisedbythisseparation.Theprevioustwo...
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In the rst chapter, I argued that the modern split between the subject andnature, founded on bourgeois selfhood, posed a number of problems formoderntheologytowhichthearticulationoftheunityofgraceandcreationhas been seen as the remedy. I argued that, because the experience of thedivisionisdeterminedbybourgeoissocialrelations,anyproposedsolutionwill...
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...?Davis?s book reveals a deep thinker in close conversation with the richestsources of our contemporary theological tradition, one who creativelychallenges longstanding dividing lines between nature and grace, ProtestantandCatholic.Thisdenseanddemandingessaywillnotjustinvitere-reading;it?A learned, far-reaching, and valuable book. Joshua Davis?s complex and...
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Page Count: 208
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Emerging Scholars
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