Foundations of Theological Study: A Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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Richard Viladesau, Mark Stephen Massa
Paulist Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Religion - 319 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

The Reflective Life and Religious Experience
1
B Experiences of Transcendence and the Sacred
19
The dynamism of the world toward Spirit
25
Conversion Experiences
39
A sudden call
48
This
57
Speaking of God through symbol
59
B Theology
68
God as the holy mystery
135
The Holy in Jewish myth and ritual
155
the Passover
161
A Haggadah for the School
170
Who was Jesus?
184
The teaching of Jesus the call to discipleship
195
The Development of Christology
203
The Church
209

Revelation and Faith
76
m
80
The five ways
83
The unity of the ways of the mind to God
98
St Paul and the beginnings of
104
Contemporary theologies of revelation
111
Faith in the scriptures
116
The Nature of
129
Dogma
218
Religious freedom
231
Christian Life
243
Catholic social teaching in the United States
252
The faith that does justice
273
Women in the church
288
Faith and liberation
307
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Richard Viladesau is Professor of Theology at Fordham University and Administrator of Our Lady Star of the Sea parish, Fire Island, N.Y. He is the author of Theological Aesthetics (OUP 1999) and The Beauty of the Cross (OUP 2005), which will be released in paperback in 2008.

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