Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 14, 2004 - Religion - 439 pages
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Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available.

This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.
 

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This book was a school requirement for a Theology class. Good teaching on the different aspects of our relationship with God from a theological perspective. Read full review

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Contents

Dimensions of the Resurrection of Christ
191
Confessing Jesus Christ in Context
197
The Particularity and Universality of the Gospel
198
Latin American Christology
200
African American Christology
204
Feminist Womanist and Mujerista Christologies
209
Hispanic Christology
212
Asian American Christology
216

General and Special Revelation
29
Models of Revelation
33
Revelation as Gods SelfDisclosure Narrated in Scripture
35
Revelation Scripture and Church
39
The Authority of Scripture
44
The Problem of Authority in Modern Culture
45
Inadequate Approaches to the Authority of Scripture
47
by the Power of the Spirit to the Living God Revealed in Jesus Christ
50
Principles of the Interpretation of Scripture
53
The Triune God
64
The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of the Trinity
68
Classical Trinitarian Doctrine
70
Distortions in the Doctrine of God
73
Restatement of the Meaning of the Doctrine of the Trinity
74
The Attributes of God
82
The Electing Grace of God
87
The Good Creation
92
Rereading the Scriptural Witness on Creation
97
Trinity Creation and Ecology
107
Models of Creation
110
The Doctrine of Creation and Modern Science
113
The Providence of God and the Mystery of Evil
117
Providence and Evil in the Theological Tradition
121
Rethinking Providence and Evil
125
Recent Theodicies
128
Humanity as Creature Sinner and New Being in Christ
139
Created Humanity
142
Fallen Humanity
149
The Meaning of Original Sin and of Death as Enemy
154
New Humanity in Christ
160
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
163
Principles of Christology
167
Patristic Christology
169
Rethinking Classical Affirmations of the Person of Christ
174
Rethinking Classical Interpretations of the Work of Christ
182
Violence and the Cross
187
The Local and the Global in Christology
220
The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life
223
Neglect and Recovery of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
224
A Sketch of a Theology of the Holy Spirit
226
Justification
235
Sanctification
239
The New Community
248
The Problem of the Church
249
New Testament Images of the Church
251
Critique of Current Models of the Church
254
The Church and the Call to Communion
262
The Church and the Call to Mission
265
Classical Marks of the Church
269
Proclamation Sacraments and Ministry
274
What Are Sacraments?
279
The Meaning of Baptism
282
The Meaning of the Lords Supper
288
Baptism the Lords Supper and Ethics
293
The Meaning of an Ordained Ministry
295
The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism
301
Types of Christian Theologies of the Religions
306
Toward a Trinitarian Theology of the Religions
316
Salvation in Other Religions?
319
Christians and Jews
323
Christian Hope
330
The Crisis of Hope in an Age of Terrorism
331
Principles for Interpreting Christian Hope
337
Classical Symbols of Christian Hope
342
Eschatology and Ethics
348
Natural Theology A Dialogue
354
The Resurrection A Dialogue
370
Political Theology A Dialogue
384
A Glossary of Theological Terms
402
Index of Names and Subjects
429
Index of Scripture References
436
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Daniel L. Migliore is Charles Hodge Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

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