The Protestant Faith (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1975 - Religion - 308 pages
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This new edition of a standard text describes lucidly and comprehensively the "classical Protestant faith" with the help of illustrations drawn from contemporary life. It does not assume previous knowledge yet does not avoid the more complex issues in Christian theology, such as the theories of the atonement or the doctrine of the trinity.In eight chapters the author explains, against many current misunderstandings, what Christians mean by faith. He describes the nature of revelation and the God who has revealed himself -- and what this means for an understanding of the world and the human condition in this world. This is followed by an explanation of the doctrine of Christ, his humanity and divinity, and his work on behalf of the human race.Professor Forell concludes with an explanation of the work of the Holy Spirit through the church by means of word and sacrament and details the Christian hope for the coming kingdom of God. The Protestant Faith has a valuable appendix which makes available the universal Christian creeds and confessional statements, and adds to its appeal as a text and reference manual.
  

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Contents

Faith and Its Consequences
1
The Nature of Protestantism
12
Gods Revelation
31
General Revelation
33
Revelation in Jesus Christ
51
Holy Scripture as the Bearer of Revelation
63
The Reality of God
76
Law and Gospel
86
The Holy Trinity
191
The Church
194
The Significance of the Word and the Sacraments for the Protestant Faith
210
The Ministry
225
Eschatology
228
The Kingdom of God
230
Death and Time
231
The Intermediate Stage
234

Righteousness and Love
98
Gods World
104
Providence
112
Prayer
116
Miracle
120
The Human Condition
123
The Human Being as Creature
125
The Human Being as Sinner
128
The Result of Sin
139
The Doctrine of Christ
159
The Humanity of Christ
162
The Divinity of Christ
165
The Work of Christ
173
The Holy Spirit and the Church
189
The Millennium
235
Appendix
239
The Athanasian Creed
240
The Augsburg Confession
242
The Articles of Religion of the Protestant Episcopal Church
251
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
262
The Confession of the Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers
273
The New Hampshire Baptist Confession
281
The Theological Declaration of Barmen
286
The Confession of Faith of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestant Batak Indonesia
290
Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ
298
Index
301
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