Towards a Trinitarian Theology of Religions

(Peeters 1994)

Author: Pan-Chiu Lai

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789039000250

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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(Peeters 1994)

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

How are Christians to think of non-Christian religions?

Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019975182X

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in other religions and their differing theologies. The result has been consensus on some issues and controversy over others, as scholars seek answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer a map of the terrain, describe new territory, and warnof hazardous journeys taken by some writers in exploring these issues. This volume offers critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but it also challenges evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. It is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others, and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology - taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. The book concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

Gavin D'Costa, a Roman Catholic theologian from Great Britain, explicitly
separates himself from both pluralism and inclusivism in his trinitarian Catholic
theology of religions. Therefore, placing him among other inclusivists in the
Christocentric ...

Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830874402

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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How does Christianity relate to other religions? Beginning with a consideration of the biblical perspective, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse explanations proposed by teachers of the church down through the ages. This indispensable guide is for anyone seeking to grasp Christianity?s relationship to world religions.

The Depth of the Riches

This constructive work by a leading voice on the subjects of religious pluralism and interfaith relations probes the Christian understanding of God and salvation and offers a new perspective on religious pluralism that affirms unique ...

Author: S. Mark Heim

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802826695

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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A constructive new proposal for Christian dialogue with other faiths. Religious pluralism is today the most challenging issue facing traditional Christianity. This constructive work by a leading voice on the subjects of religious pluralism and interfaith relations probes the Christian understanding of God and salvation and offers a new perspective on religious pluralism that affirms unique salvation in Christ while also recognizing the religious ends of other faiths. The questions explored here are both difficult and enlightening. What is the distinctive nature of salvation? Is there a place in Christian theology for recognizing other religious ends in addition to salvation? In pursuit of meaningful answers, S. Mark Heim uses the classical doctrine of the Trinity to develop a theology that allows Christians to respect the possibility that alternative relations with God exist in other religions.

God s Shining Forth

Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of St Andrews, 2014.

Author: Andrew R. Hay


ISBN: 9781532605253

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of St Andrews, 2014.

The Trinitarian Theology of Hilary of Poitiers

This book offers a new reading of Hilary's Trinitarian theology that takes into account the historical context of Hilary's thought.

Author: Mark Weedman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004162240

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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This book offers a new reading of Hilary's Trinitarian theology that takes into account the historical context of Hilary's thought. It shows how Hilary's exile altered his theological sensibility, and it examines the theological themes that emerged from this new context.

Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism

We encounter this claim with increasing frequency.118 For example, in a
monograph exploring the implications of Paul Tillich's trinitarian theology for a
Christian theology of religions, Pan-Chiu Lai argues that an ex- clusivist theology
of ...

Author: Keith E. Johnson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083083902X

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Founding his argument on a close reading of St. Augustine s De Trinitate, Keith Johnson critiques four recent attempts to construct a pluralistic theology of religions out of the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity.

An Imaginative Glimpse

In Christian Uniqueness Reconsidered: The Myth of a Pluralistic Theology of
Religions, edited by Gavin D'Costa, vii–xxii. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1990. ———.
Review of The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends, by

Author: Joas Adiprasetya

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898393

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In contrast to the popular notion that the doctrine of the Trinity hinders Christians from engaging with the reality of religious diversity, this book argues that the doctrine is the best way of constructing contemporary theology of religions. An Imaginative Glimpse reexamines three prominent Trinitarian theologians of religions (Raimundo Panikkar, Gavin D'Costa, and S. Mark Heim) and proposes a fresh and creative model by bringing the classical idea of perichoresis to its present-day multifaith situation. Opening a new alternative in both Trinitarian theology and theology of religions, Adiprasetya's approach adds a distinctive contribution to the ongoing and challenging discussion in both fields. By using perichoresis imaginatively as a multidimensional category for multiple religious participations within the Trinity, Adiprasetya argues that the model is able to respect all religions on their own terms, while at the same time being faithful to the Christian standpoint.

The Dialogical Spirit

Christian Reason and Theological Method in the Third Millennium Amos Yong.
Mark Heim, the ... Further, a Trinitarian theology of religions must not separate
Christ from Spirit, nor Spirit from the triune God, nor the church from the kingdom,

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875996

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Contemporary proposals for Christian theology from postliberalism to Radical Orthodoxy and beyond have espoused their own methodological paradigms. Those who have ventured into this domain of theological method, however, have usually had to stake their claims vis-a-vis trends in what may be called the contemporary "post-al" age, whether of the postmodern, post-Christendom, post-Enlightenment, post-Western, or postcolonial varieties. This volume is unique among offerings in this arena in suggesting a way forward that engages on each of these fronts, and does so from a particularistic Christian perspective without giving up on Christian theology's traditional claims to universality. This is accomplished through the articulation of a distinctive dialogical methodology informed by both pentecostalism and evangelicalism, one rooted in the Christian salvation-history narrative of incarnation and Pentecost that is yet open to the world in its many and various cultural, ethnic, religious, and disciplinary discourses. Amos Yong here engages with twelve different interlocutors representing different ecumenical, religious, and disciplinary perspectives. The Dialogical Spirit thus not only proffers a model for Christian theological method suitable for the twenty-first-century global context but also exemplifies this methodological approach through its interactions across the contemporary scholarly, academic, and theological landscape.

Trinitarian Theology in Christian Muslim Encounters

Theological Foundations of the Work of the French Roman Catholic Church's
Secretariat for Relations with Islam Risto ... approaches find a resolution within a
trinitarian theology of religions which is formed through the practice of dialogue .

Author: Risto Jukko



Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 281

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Ecumenical Theology of World Religions

the theology of religions in the trinitarian perspective of the mission. Mission has
its source in the Triune God. As George F. Vicedom says: “Out of the depths of ...

Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876529689

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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Ecumenical theology has to do with relationships between several Churches or Christians of various denomination, implyimg knowledge of christian unity and the desire to attain it. For the one Gospel of Jesus Christ which must be preached in dialogue with the world of today presupposes the unity of the Church in faith and love which is meant to be a sign through which the world may believe. In the face of the divisions between the Churches which create a problem in their encounter with world religions which all Churches are bound to try to solve there is need of a comprehensive dialogue with one another in which one another in which the problems of self-understanding and the theological understanding of the religious traditions of manking can be treated for an effective missionary task of the different Churches, Theology must remain conscious of the fact that the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and its proclamation by the Church are directed to all human persons

The Missiological Spirit

Very briefly, Kärkkäinen's Trinitarian theology of religions suggests that
Trinitarian theology serves as a critique of a so-called “normative” pluralism (
which usually collapses the differences between religions); that the triune God of
the Bible is ...

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876003

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The field of the theology of mission has developed variously across Christian traditions in the last century. Pentecostal scholars and missiologists also have made their share of contributions to this area. This book brings the insights of pentecostal theologian Amos Yong to the discussion. It delineates the major features of what will be argued as central to a viable vision and praxis for Christian mission in a postmodern, post-Christendom, post-Enlightenment, post-Western, and postcolonial world. What emerges will be a distinctively pentecostally- and evangelically-informed missiological theology, one rooted in the Christian salvation-history narrative of Incarnation and Pentecost that is yet open to the world in its many and various cultural, ethnic, religious, and disciplinary discourses and realities. The argument unfolds through dialogical engagements with the work of others, concrete case studies, and systematic theological reflection. Yong's pneumatological and missiological imagination proffers a model for Christian theology of mission suitable for the twenty-first-century global and pluralistic context even as it exemplifies how a missiological understanding of theology itself unfolds amidst engagements with contemporary ecclesial practices and academic/theological impulses.

Rethinking Trinitarian Theology

Disputed Questions And Contemporary Issues in Trinitarian Theology Giulio
Maspero, Robert J. Wozniak ... Cappadocian Language Theory And The
Trinitarian Controversy (American University Studies Series VII, Theology and
Religion), ...

Author: Giulio Maspero

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567468313

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The book aims at showing the most important topics and paradigms in modern Trinitarian theology. It is supposed to be a comprehensive guide to the many traces of development of Trinitarian faith. As such it is thought to systematize the variety of contemporary approaches to the field of Trinitarian theology in the present philosophical-cultural context. The main goal of the publication is not only a description of what happened to Trinitarian theology in the modern age. It is rather to indicate the typically modern specificity of the Trinitarian debate and - first of all - to encourage development in the main areas and issues of this subject.

Trinitarian Theology for the Church

These select essays, brought together from the 2008 Wheaton College Theology Conference by editors Daniel J. Treier and David Lauber, show both the substance and the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity for our worship, our reading of ...

Author: Daniel J. Treier

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830828958

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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These select essays, brought together from the 2008 Wheaton College Theology Conference by editors Daniel J. Treier and David Lauber, show both the substance and the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity for our worship, our reading of Scripture and the mission of the church.

A Universal Faith

Introduction In the modern world Christians cannot ignore the existence of other
religions . Global communications , extensive travel , migration , colonialism , and

Author: Catherine Cornille

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789068314298

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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This volume of essays is dedicated to Frank De Graeve, s.j., Professor Emeritus of Missiology and the Comparative Study of Religions at the K.U. Leuven. Throughout a long teaching career in the United States and Belgium, his two main concerns have been the inculturation of Christianity in the Various continents and particular contexts, and the theological reflection on religious pluralism. The contributions to this collection are therefore centered around these two topics. Valeer Neckebrouck and Catherine Cornille are Frank De Graeve's successors in the fields of Missiology and the Comparative Study of Religions, respectively. Valeer Neckebrouck is the author of "La Tierce Eglise devant le probleme de la culture" among numerous other works, and Catherine Cornille's "The Guru in Indian Catholicism" has already appeared in this series.

Cyril of Alexandria s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture

... as well as the historically conscious theological project towards which it is
intended to contribute, are intentionally modeled upon his own approach to the
discipline ... Theology and Religion of Durham University also influenced this

Author: Matthew R. Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0198722621

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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More exegetical literature survives from the hand of Cyril of Alexandria than nearly any other Greek patristic author, yet this sizable body of work has scarcely received the degree of attention it deserves. In this work, Matthew R. Crawford reconstructs the intellectual context that gave rise to this literary output and highlights Cyril's Trinitarian theology, received as an inheritance from the fourth century, as the most important defining factor. Cyril's appropriation of pro-Nicene Trinitarianism is evident in both of his theology of revelation and his theology of exegesis, the two foci that comprise his doctrine of Scripture. Revelation, in his understanding, proceeds from the Father, through the Son, and in the Spirit, following the order of Trinitarian relations. Moreover, this pattern applies to the inspiration of Scripture as well, insofar as inspiration occurs when the Son indwells human authors by the Spirit and speaks the words of the Father. Although Cyril's interpretation of revelation may consequently be called "Trinitarian," it is also resolutely Christological, since the divine and incarnate Son functions as the central content and mediator of all divine unveiling. Corresponding to this divine movement towards humanity in revelation is humanity's appropriation of divine life according to the reverse pattern--in the Spirit, through the Son, unto the Father. Applied to exegesis, this Trinitarian pattern implies that the Spirit directs the reader of Scripture to a Christological interpretation of the text, through which the believer beholds the incarnate Son, the exemplar of virtue and the perfect image of the Father, and accordingly advances in both virtue and knowledge. This process continues until the final eschatological vision when the types and riddles of Scripture will be done away with in light of the overwhelming clarity of the Christologically-mediated Trinitarian vision.

The Trinitarian Self

Christian Discipleship as Participative Imitation: Theological Reflections on
Girardian Themes.” In Violence Renounced: ... The Depth of the Riches: A
Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001. ———.
Saved from ...

Author: Charles K. Bellinger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878383

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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The Trinitarian Self argues that the insights of three key authors--Soren Kierkegaard, Eric Voegelin, and Rene Girard--can be synthesized to produce a Trinitarian theological anthropology. Their reflections on the deep roots of human behavior illuminate three structural dimensions of human existence: the temporal trajectory of selfhood, the vertical axis (God and nature), and the horizontal plane of cultural formation. An understanding of these dimensions and how they interrelate proves very fruitful in making sense of a wide variety of pathological forms of behavior that human beings have engaged in during the modern era. This work links together in thought-provoking ways various realms of thought, such as Trinitarian theology, a plea for a "New Copernican Revolution" that will result in a broadly held psychological understanding of violence, the ethics of war and peace, atonement theologies, and critical commentaries on terrorism and the war on terror. The interplay between these topics will likely prove very stimulating to a wide variety of readers.

Public Theology for a Global Society

This awareness requires Christian theological reflection on many fronts. ... issues
in earlier works, including S. Mark Heim, The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian
Theology of Religious Ends, Sacra Doctrina (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001). 2.

Author: Deidre King Hainsworth

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802865070

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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In these essays honoring ethicist Max Stackhouse, leading Christian scholars consider the historical roots and ongoing resources of public theology as a vital element in the church s engagement with global issues. / Public Theology for a Global Society explores the concept of public theology and the challenge of relating theological claims to a larger social and political context. The range of essays included here allows readers to understand public theology as both theological practice and public speech, and to consider the potential and limits of public theology in ecumenical and international networks. / The essays begin by introducing the reader to the development of public theology as an area of study and to the historical interrelationship of religious, legal, and professional categories. The later essays engage the reader with emerging problems in public theology, as religious communities encounter shifting publics that are being transformed by globalization and sweeping political and technological changes. / The breadth and scholarship of Public Theology for a Global Society make this volume a fitting tribute to Stackhouse a central figure in Christian ethics and pioneer in the church s study of globalization.

Understanding Religious Pluralism

A Response to Mark Heim PeteR C. Phan in her essay “thinking 'religion': The
Christian Past and interreligious Future of religious studies and Theology,” Jenny
daggers, professor of Theology & religious studies at liverpool Hope University, ...

Author: Peter C. Phan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874892

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Our contemporary world is fast becoming religiously diverse in a variety of ways. Thanks to globalization and migration, to mention only two current worldwide trends, people of diverse and sometimes mutually hostile faiths are now sharing neighborhoods and encountering one another's religious traditions on a daily basis. For scholars in religious studies and theology the issue to be examined is whether religious diversity is merely the result of historical development and social interaction, or whether it is inherent in the object of belief--part of the very structure of faith and our attempts to understand and express it. The essays in this volume range from explorations of the impact of religious diversity on religious studies to examples of interfaith encounter and dialogue, and current debates on Christian theology of religion. These essays examine not only the theoretical issues posed by religious pluralism to the study of religion and Christian theology but also concrete cases in which religious pluralism has been a bone of contention. Together, they open up new vistas for further conversation on the nature and development of religious pluralism.

One of a Kind

The Depth of Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends. Grand rapids:
Eerdmans, 2001. ———. Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion. maryknoll,
NY: Orbis, 2003. Hellwig, monika. “Christian Theology and the Covenant of Israel

Author: Adam Sparks

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876542

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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A fundamental requirement in an inclusivist understanding of the relationship between Christianity and other religions is evidence of God's salvific activity outside any knowledge of Christ. This is commonly identified in the religion of Old Testament Israel. On this basis an analogy (the "Israel analogy") is drawn between the religion of the old covenant and contemporary non-Christian religions. Closely related is the parallel argument that as Christ has fulfilled the Old covenant, he can also be seen as the fulfillment of other religious traditions and their scriptures. This study outlines the use of the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model, subjecting these concepts to a biblical and theological critique revealing that the exegetical and patristic data are misconstrued in support of these concepts. Furthermore, the Israel analogy and the fulfillment model undermine the sui generis relationship between the old and new covenants and fail to respect the organic, progressive nature of salvation history. They also misconstrue the old covenant and the nature of its fulfillment in the new covenant. The Israel analogy and fulfillment model rely on a correspondence between the chronologically premessianic (Israel) and the epistemologically premessianic (other religions), and therefore consider the "BC condition" to continue today. In so doing, they undermine the significance of the Christ-event by failing to appreciate the decisive effect of this event on history and the nature of existence. It marks a radical turn in salvation history, a crisis point, rendering the BC period complete and fulfilled. Therefore the concept of a continuing "premessianic" condition or state is seriously flawed, as are the Israel analogy and fulfillment model. Thus the inclusivist paradigm reliant in large part on these defective concepts is also problematic, and proponents of this paradigm need to reconsider its basis.