Incarnation and Resurrection: Toward a Contemporary Understanding (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2007 - Religion - 418 pages
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For too long contemporary theology has downplayed the importance of holding together the incarnation and the resurrection when thinking theologically. Paul Molnar here surveys the place of these key doctrines in the thought of several influential theologians: Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Thomas F. Torrance, John Macquarrie, Gordon Kaufman, Sallie McFague, Roger Haight, John Hick, and Wolfhart Pannenberg. Molnar demonstrates that whenever the starting point for interpreting the resurrection is not Jesus himself, the incarnate Son of the Father, then Christology and Soteriology are undermined because they are not properly rooted in a plausible doctrine of the Trinity. Fair, comprehensive, and balanced, Molnar's analysis, following Torrance and Barth, highlights the details of contemporary theology of the resurrection linked to the incarnation and maintains the necessity of the incarnation in its intrinsic unity with the resurrection as the beginning, rather than the end, of Christology.
  

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Contents

Incarnation and the Doctrine of God
162
Paul F Knitter
171
Knitters View of the Resurrection
172
Knitters View of the Incarnation
175
Knitters View of God
181
Salvation in Christ vs SelfJustification
186
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Theology of Gordon Kaufman and Sallie McFague
191
Gordon Kaufman
192

Resurrection and Christian Hope
29
Resurrection and Reconciliation
36
Ethical Implications of Barths Theology
38
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Theology of Karl Rahner
45
Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology
46
Rahners Ontology of the Symbol Incarnation and the Trinity
51
Obediential Potency and Supernatural Existential
55
Rahners View of the Resurrection
57
The Meaning of Jesus Resurrection
66
Rahners View of the Incarnation
68
IncarnationEvolution
70
Ethical Implications of Rahners Theology
77
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Theology of Thomas F Torrance
81
Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology
83
Resurrection and Incarnation in the Theology of T F Torrance
87
Torrances View of the Incarnation
88
SignificativeSymbolic Understanding and the Container Concept of Space
90
Resurrection and the Trinity
97
Ethical Implications of Our Justification by Faith
100
Resurrection and Biblical Interpretation in Torrance
104
Knowledge of the Incarnation and Resurrection
110
Resurrection in Torrances Theology
112
The Nature of the Resurrection Event
115
Empty Tomb
116
Analysis and Comparison of Barth Rahner and Torrance with a View toward a Scientific Theology of the Resurrection in Its Intrinsic Relation to the I...
121
Method and Theological Knowledge
122
The Nature of the Incarnation
125
The Nature of the Resurrection
135
The Nature and Significance of the Empty Tomb
141
The Importance of the Doctrine of the Trinity and Ethical Implications
144
Conclusion and Statement of Thesis
151
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Theology of John Macquarrie and Paul F Knitter
155
John Macquarrie
157
Kaufmans View of the Incarnation and of the Trinity
202
Rejection of the Immanent TrinitySelfJustification
207
Sallie McFague
214
Sin and Salvation SelfJustification
223
Atonement
227
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Thought of Roger Haight and John Hick
233
The Nature of the Resurrection
234
Resurrection and Incarnation
236
Resurrection and the Trinity
239
Resurrection and Atonement
241
John Hick
243
Hick on Jesus Resurrection
244
Resurrection and Incarnation
249
Trinity and Incarnation in Hicks Thought
253
Ethical Implications of Hicks Agnosticism
255
Incarnation and Resurrection in the Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg
261
Pannenbergs Christology
262
Christological Issues
265
Pannenbergs View of the Resurrection
273
The Nature of the Resurrection Event
276
The Function of the Resurrection for Pannenberg
278
Pannenberg on the Incarnation
279
TwoStage Christology
282
The Virgin Birth
288
Pannenberg on the Trinity and Chalcedon
291
Jesus Unity with God and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity
296
Ethical Implications
302
Conclusion
311
ENDNOTES
331
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
403
NAME INDEX
411
SUBJECT INDEX
413
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About the author (2007)

Molnar is Professor of Systematic Theology, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York.

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