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xiv, 197 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Major African Communal Structural Evils 3. The "Amazing History" of the Trinity 4. The New Hermeneutics of the Trinity 5. An Authentic African Tradition of Community.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138240643 20171227
Community and Trinity in Africa recasts the African tradition of community from a theological perspective. Ibrahim S. Bitrus explains the new Trinitarian hermeneutics of God as the fundamental framework for constructing an authentic African tradition of community. The book explores the tripartite structural evils of the patriarchal tradition, the Big Man/Woman syndrome, and ethnic-religious nepotism, which distort the African tradition of community. It analyzes Trinitarian proposals that liberate the distorted African tradition of community and concludes that an authentic African tradition of community is one that embodies individuality without libertarian individualism, communality without patriarchy, and mutual multi-ethnic and religious relations without nepotism and domination. Arguing that the communion of the Triune God is not a moral ideal, but a gift for restructuring the church and society, this book is an essential read for scholars of African Christianity and Christian theology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138240643 20171227
Green Library
x, 348 pages ; 25 cm
Green Library
vii, 421 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
x, 362 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
vi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xvii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Rosalind
  • The place, the people, the practices : Our Lady Jecintho and the quest for embodied wholeness
  • Authenticity and double trouble : the case of Nancy-as-Jecintho
  • Possession, processions, and authority interlude
  • Return to Maataapuram
  • Women's work, gendered space, and the dangerous labor of (virgin) birth
  • Memory, mimesis, and healing
  • Departures and homecomings.
Possessed by the Virgin is an ethnographic account of three Roman Catholic women in Tamil Nadu, south India who claim to be possessed by Mary, the mother of Jesus. The author follows the lives of these women over many years, investigating questions about gender, social power, agency, and authenticity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190615093 20180115
Green Library
285 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Cornerstones 1: Cone 2: Baldwin 3: Mbembe 4: Derrida, Agamben, Wynter Questions 5: What is Black Tradition? 6: What is Black Organizing? 7: For What Are Blacks to Hope? 8: For What Are Whites to Hope? Exempla 9: The Revelation of Race: On Steve Biko 10: The Racial Messiah: On Huey P. Newton 11: The Post-Racial Saint: On Barack Obama 12: The Race of the Soul: On Gillian Rose Afterword: The Birth of the Black Church Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277636 20171227
Black theology has lost its direction. To reclaim its original power and to advance racial justice struggles today black theology must fully embrace blackness and theology. But multiculturalism and religious pluralism have boxed in black theology, forcing it to speak in terms dictated by a power structure founded on white supremacy. In Religion of the Field Negro, Vincent W. Lloyd advances and develops black theology immodestly, privileging the perspective of African Americans and employing a distinctively theological analysis. As Lloyd argues, secularism is entangled with the disciplining impulses of modernity, with neoliberal economics, and with Western imperialism - but it also contaminates and castrates black theology. Inspired by critics of secularism in other fields, Religion of the Field Negro probes the subtle ways in which religion is excluded and managed in black culture. Using Barack Obama, Huey Newton, and Steve Biko as case studies, it shows how the criticism of secularism is the prerequisite of all criticism, and it shows how criticism and grassroots organizing must go hand in hand. But scholars of secularism too often ignore race, and scholars of race too often ignore secularism. Scholars of black theology too often ignore the theoretical insights of secular black studies scholars, and race theorists too often ignore the critical insights of religious thinkers. Religion of the Field Negro brings together vibrant scholarly conversations that have remained at a distance from each other until now. Weaving theological sources, critical theory, and cultural analysis, this book offers new answers to pressing questions about race and justice, love and hope, theorizing and organizing, and the role of whites in black struggle. The insights of James Cone are developed together with those of James Baldwin, Sylvia Wynter, and Achille Mbembe, all in the service of developing a political-theological vision that motivates us to challenge the racist paradigms of white supremacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277636 20171227
Green Library
viii, 332 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: Queer Disorientations: Four Turns and a Twist Stephen D. Moore, Kent L. Brintnall, and Joseph A. Marchal How Soon Is (This Apocalypse) Now? Queer Velocities After a Corinthian Already and a Pauline Not Yet Joseph A. Marchal Unbinding Imperial Time: Chrononormativity and Paul's Letter to the Romans James N. Hoke The Futures Outside: Apocalyptic Epilogue Unveiled as Africana Queer Prologue Eric A. Thomas "Our Book of Revelation ... Prescribes Our Fate and Releases Us From It": Scriptural Disorientations in Cherrie Moraga's The Last Generation Jacqueline M. Hidalgo Queer Persistence: On Death, History, and Longing for Endings Maia Kotrosits Who Weeps for the Sodomite? Kent L. Brintnall "They Had No Rest From This Torment": Encountering the Apocalypse of Peter Brock Perry Excess and the Enactment of Queer Time: Futurity, Failure, and Formation in Feminist Theologies Brandy Daniels The Madness of Holy Saturday: Bipolar Temporality and the Queerdom of Heaven on Earth Karen Bray The Entrepreneur and the Big Drag: Risky Affirmation in Capital's Time Linn Marie Tonstad Queer Structures of Religious Feeling: What Time is Now? Ann Pellegrini More than a Feeling: A Queer Notion of Survivance Laurel C. Schneider Remember-When? Karmen MacKendrick Response: Queer Enfleshment Mary-Jane Rubenstein In Search of Queer Theology Lost Mark D. Jordan Response: Listing and Lusting Catherine Keller Afterword Elizabeth Freeman Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277520 20171227
Sexual Disorientations brings some of the most recent and significant works of queer theory into conversation with the overlapping fields of biblical, theological and religious studies to explore the deep theological resonances of questions about the social and cultural construction of time, memory, and futurity. Apocalyptic, eschatological and apophatic languages, frameworks, and orientations pervade both queer theorizing and theologizing about time, affect, history and desire. The volume fosters a more explicit engagement between theories of queer temporality and affectivity and religious texts and discourses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823277520 20171227
Green Library
xvii, 157 pages ; 21 cm
A key refrain in Reformed theology is that God's Spirit trumpets the message of God's salvation through Jesus Christ into every nook and cranny of the universe-but how? And in what way does this cosmic truth touch and shape the mundane reality of our lives and our world? In this distillation of his recent Warfield Lectures, delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary in spring 2014, leading Reformed theologian Cornelis van der Kooi examines the relationship of the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ and demonstrates how a fuller understanding of the interplay between Christology and pneumatology can encourage the Christian church to have open eyes and ears for the inbreaking of God's "incredibly benevolent force" into the cosmological emptiness of today's world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802876133 20171218
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lxiv, 420 pages ; 24 cm.
Acta apostolorum et conte fantastique, récit post-résurrectionnel et parabole de la quête du Royaume, hymne à la résistance face aux persécutions mais aussi mythe fondateur de la mission chrétienne, ouvrage de propagande tout autant que précis d'évasion, le premier écrit du codex VI de Nag Hammadi se prête à de multiples lectures. Cette polysémie découle d'un processus rédactionnel complexe, dont le texte conserve de nombreuses traces, qui se cristallise en quatre discours distincts dissimulés dans autant de récits aussi bien autonomes qu'interdépendants: une théologie plurivoque, en même temps extatique et symbolique, véhiculée par l'histoire hybride de Lithargoël, à la fois allégorie du salut de l'âme et psychanodie, un enseignement euthymique transmis par le Jésus ressuscité d'une scène épiphanique, une théologie diaconale et une théorie novatrice de la mission chrétienne, corollaires d'un récit missionnaire, et enfin une théologie ascétique et une apologie de la perpétuation de l'Église, renfermées dans une ample métaphore de l'endurance. Si la dernière étape de sa composition peut être attribuée à un cercle mélétien du tout début du IVe siècle, cet apocryphe semble circuler, non seulement en Égypte mais aussi à Rome, en Nubie et en Palestine, au moins jusqu'au XIIe siècle.
Green Library
256 p. : colored illustrations ; 25 cm
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xxi, 676 pages ; 23 cm.
Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus-Devotion harvests from Larry W. Hurtado's lifetime of study of the New Testament and the development of early Christianity. Hurtado's career of historical and literary research spans forty years and emphasizes both continuity and discontinuity in the origins of the Christian faith. This volume displays Hurtado's command of the nature, shape, and implications of Christ-devotion for understanding Christian origins. Hurtado begins with the scholarly framework for understanding Christ-devotion--engaging key figures from Bousset and Bultmann to Bauckham and Wright. The next section maps the first-century Jewish devotional, liturgical, and theological contexts in which the early church and its worshiping life first emerged. Phenomenological investigations follow that set Christian innovation in the context of ancient Jewish monotheism, focusing specifically on the experiential factors shaping early Christian faith and devotional practices. The focus turns finally to the surprising ways in which the innovative, Jesus-centered beliefs and worship formed early Christian self-expression and identity. The volume concludes with a survey of some significant concrete implications of the distinctive dyadic devotional pattern that erupted early and spread widely. Even as this collection traces the historical narrative of Christian origins through the lens of Christology and devotion, it also forms an inclusive testament to one scholar's outstanding contributions to the ongoing discussion of what made early Christianity powerfully unique in its historical setting. Quintessential Hurtado, this volume is a necessity for any attempt to understand the diversity of factors at play in the birth of Christianity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781481307628 20180115
Green Library
xi, 177 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Person and nature in philosophical perspective-- 2. Aquinas's basic view of the incarnation-- 3. The incarnation and divine simplicity, immutability, and impassibility-- 4. How does Christ's human nature not ground its own person?-- 5. The number of existences (esse) in Christ-- 6. The consistency of Christology-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155329 20170829
The hypostatic union of Christ, namely his being simultaneously human and divine, is one of the founding doctrines of Christian theology. In this book Michael Gorman presents the first full-length treatment of Aquinas's metaphysics of the hypostatic union. After setting out the historical and theological background, he examines Aquinas's metaphysical presuppositions, explains the basic elements of his account of the hypostatic union, and then enters into detailed discussions of four areas where it is more difficult to get a clear understanding of Aquinas's views, arguing that in some cases we must be content with speculative reconstructions that are true to the spirit of Aquinas's thought. His study pays close attention to the Latin texts and their chronology, and engages with a wide range of secondary literature. It will be of great interest to theologians as well as to scholars of metaphysics and medieval thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107155329 20170829
Green Library
xvi, 170 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface Translator's Note Part I: Reason and Faith Together Faith and Reason In Defense of Argument The Formal Reason of the Infinite Part II: Who Speaks of It? Of the Eminent Dignity of the Poor Baptized The Service of Rationality in the Church The Future of Catholicism Part III: What is Possible and What Shows Itself Nothing is Impossible for God The Phenomenality of the Sacrament The Highest Transcendence Part IV: Recognition The Recognition of the Gift "They Recognized Him and He Became Invisible to Them" The Invisible Saint.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823275854 20170703
Faith and reason, especially in Roman Catholic thought, are less contradictory today than ever. But does the supposed opposition even make sense to begin with? One can lose faith, but surely not because one gains in reason. Some, in fact, lose faith when reason is not able to make sense of the experiences of our lives. We very quickly realize that reason does not understand everything. Immense areas remain incomprehensible and irrational, which we abandon to belief and opinion. Soon we definitively renounce thinking what that has been excluded from the realm of the thinkable. Ideological nightmares arise from this slumber of reason. Thus, the separation between faith and reason, too quickly taken as self-evident and even natural, is born from a lack of rationality, an easy capitulatin of reason before what is supposedly unthinkable. Rather than lose faith through excessive rationality, we often lose rationality because faith is too quickly excluded from the realm that it claims to open, that of revelation. We lose reason by losing faith. Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of revelation more broadly, this book spans the range of Marion's thought on Christianity. Throughout he stresses that faith has its own rationality, structured according to the logic of the gift that calls forth a response of love and devotion through kenotic abandon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780823275854 20170703
Green Library
xx, 272 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xx, 294 pages ; 23 cm
Profound reflection on lament and hope arising out of Africa's immense suffering. There is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope in Africa, given its endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement. So claims Emmanuel Katongole, a recognised, innovative theological voice from Africa. In the midst of suffering, Katongole says, hope takes the form of "arguing" and "wrestling" with God. Such lament is not merely a cry of pain-it is a way of mourning, protesting, and appealing to God. As he unpacks the rich theological and social dimensions of the practice of lament in Africa, Katongole tells the stories of courageous Christian activists working for change in East Africa and invites readers to enter into lament along with them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802874344 20170703
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xi, 208 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. 'Milk for babes': catechisms and female authorship in early modern England-- Part I. Domestic Catechesis and Female Authorship: 1. 'Mother bare me': catechisms and maternity in early modern England-- 2. 'A tender mother': domestic catechesis in the household devotional of Katherine Fitzwilliam, circa 1603-- Part II. Female Witness and Inter-Confessional Dialogue: 3. 'At Magdalin's house': maternal catechesis and female witness in the manuscript miscellany of Katherine Thomas (b. 1637)-- 4. Catholicism, catechesis, and coterie circulation: the manuscript of Barbara Slingsbury Talbot (b. 1633)-- Part III. Print and Polemic: 5. 'A knowing people': catechizing and community in Dorothy Burch's A Catechisme of the Severall Heads of the Christian Religion (1646)-- 6. Prophecy, catechesis, and community in Mary Cary's The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1648-- reprint 1653)-- Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107198258 20170829
Catechisms and Women's Writing in Seventeenth-Century England is a study of early modern women's literary use of catechizing. Paula McQuade examines original works composed by women - both in manuscript and print, as well as women's copying and redacting of catechisms - and construction of these materials from other sources. By studying female catechists, McQuade shows how early modern women used the power and authority granted to them as mothers to teach religious doctrine, to demonstrate their linguistic skills, to engage sympathetically with Catholic devotional texts, and to comment on matters of contemporary religious and political import - activities that many scholars have considered the sole prerogative of clergymen. This book addresses the question of women's literary production in early modern England, demonstrating that reading and writing of catechisms were crucial sites of women's literary engagements during this time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107198258 20170829
Green Library
xi, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Vorwort
  • New testament books
  • Der "Christus" der Matthäusgeschichte / Ulrich Luz
  • Die inklusive Jesusgeschichte des Matthäusevangeliums zwischen Judentum und orthodoxer Kirche : eine Response auf Ulrich Luz / Franz Tóth
  • "Es ist nichts Geheimes, das nicht ans Licht kommen soll" : Verhüllung und Enthüllung als Erzählmotiv und als narrative Strategie im Markusevangelium / David S. Du Toit
  • The story of Jesus Christ according to Luke-Acts / Jens Schröter
  • Companions, hairs, and swords : preliminary remarks on dys, functional variation in Luke's story of Christ / Wolfgang Grünstäudl
  • Theological parallels in the infancy narratives (Mt 1-2; Lk 1-2) / Armand Puig I Tàrrech
  • Is Jesus a prophet according to the witness of the fourth Gospel? A narrative-critical perspective / Christos Karakolis
  • Christ of Paul's story : Jesus Christ : son of David and son of god / Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr
  • Jesus : Mensch von oben : eine Diskussion mit Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr / Fr. Theodor Stojtchev
  • Gibt es eine Christuserzählung des 2. Thessalonicherbriefes? / Tobias Nicklas
  • ... (2Tim 2,8) : Jesusgeschichte und Pauluserzählung in den Pastoralbriefen / Predrag Dragutinović
  • The Christ of James' story / Susanne Luther
  • Die Jesusgeschichte und die Identitätsgeschichte der Offenbarung / Michael Sommer
  • Other early christian writings
  • Der "lebendige Jesus" im Thomasevangelium / Konrad Schwarz
  • Christ of the acts of Andrew and Matthias / Julia A. Snyder
  • The story of Christ in the writings of ignatius / Paul Foster
  • Old testament perspectives
  • Isaiah's story about Christ? : trying to understand early christian perspectives on isaiah 7:14 / Tobias Nicklas
  • Response to : Tobias Nicklas, "Isaiah's story about Christ? Trying to understand early christian perspectives on Isa 7:14" / Erik Eynikel
  • Christ of the psalms' story / M.G. Seleznev
  • Ps 2, 7-8 im Narrativ des Markusevangeliums / Nenad Božović
  • List of contributors
  • Index of sources
  • Index of modern authors
  • Index of names, places, and subjects.
Green Library
xiv, 806 pages ; 24 cm
This one-volume systematic theology presents an accessible, orthodox overview of the Christian faith for students, teachers, pastors, and serious lay readers. Cornelis van der Kooi and Gijsbert van den Brink not only cover all the traditional themes-creation, sin, Jesus Christ, Scripture, and so on-but also relate those classical themes to contemporary developments like Pentecostalism, postfoundationalism, and evolutionary theory. Consisting of 16 chapters, the book is ideal for classroom use. Each chapter begins with engaging questions and a statement of learning goals and concludes with a list of recommended further reading. Written in a student-friendly tone and style and expertly translated and edited, van der Kooi and van den Brink's Christian Dogmatics splendidly displays the real, practical relevance of theology to the complexities of our world today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802872654 20170703
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vi, 376 pages ; 23 cm
The ways in which pivotal spiritual figures have attempted to address the complex and various theories of salvation Salvation - redemption or deliverance from sin - has been a key focus of Christian theology since the first days of the church. Theologians from St. Augustine to Karl Barth have debated the finer points of salvation for nearly as long, offering a bewildering array of competing and often contradictory theories. Christian Theologies of Salvation explores the ways in which pivotal theological figures have attempted to answer these questions, tracing doctrines of salvation from the first century into the twenty-first century. Each chapter focuses on a different major theologian, first presenting the theologian's doctrine of salvation, then highlighting how the doctrine makes a distinct contribution to the church's overall dogma. The volume offers a comparative focus, including doctrines of salvation that reflect the historical development of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant views. By illuminating the ways in which doctrines of salvation have evolved over the church's history, Justin Holcomb takes us across the teachings of Origin and Augustine, John Calvin and Martin Luther, and eventually to the more modern theologies of Karl Barth and Gustavo Gutierrez. A much-needed map to the options and implications of different theologies of salvation, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of Christian thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814724439 20171127
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