Creation and Humanity: The Sources of Christian Theology

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Ian A. McFarland
Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Religion - 460 pages
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This major sourcebook provides significant primary readings from the history of Christian theology on the topics of creation and humanity. Beginning with an extended introduction, McFarland fleshes out the topics of creation and humanity in sections such as "God as Creator," "The Human Creature," "Evil and Sin," and "Providence," and provides a brief introduction to each selection that demonstrates its importance and establishes its historical context. This collection will be of special value in classrooms, allowing students to experience firsthand some major works that shaped efforts to forge a sound Christian understanding of creation and humanity.

 

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Contents

Justin Martyr First Apology
3
Theophilus of Antioch To Autolycus Book 2
7
Augustine Confessions Book 11
9
Bonaventure Breviloquium 2
16
Thomas Aquinas Summa contra Gentiles 21719 38
24
Friedrich Schleiermacher Christian Faith 4041
30
Regin Prenter The Biblical Witness Concerning Creation
39
David Kelsey The Doctrine of Creation from Nothing
47
Teresa of Avila The Interior Castle 1
239
Friedrich Schleiermacher Christian Faith 69 7172 2
247
Walter Rauschenbusch The Kingdom of Evil
262
Karl Barth The Reality of Nothingness
269
Reinhold Niebuhr Sin and Mans Responsibility
281
Valerie Saiving The Human Situation A Feminine View
289
James H Cone God and Black Suffering
304
David Ray Griffin The Furies and the Goodness of God
315

Jürgen Moltmann Creation Out of Nothing
65
Catherine Keller The PluriSingularity of Creation
72
Dimitru Staniloae Creation Ex Nihilo in Time
86
The Creature
95
Irenaeus of Lyons Against Heresies Book 5
97
Gregory ofNyssa On the Making of Humankind
104
John Chrysostom Homilies Concerning the Statues
118
Maximus the Confessor Difficulty 41
123
Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae 1 93
129
Sojourner Truth Arnt I a Woman?
137
Karl Barth The Basic Form of Humanity
138
Hans Urs von Balthasar Woman as Answer
148
Rosemary Radford Ruether Toward a Feminist Anthropology beyond Liberalism and Romanticism
156
John Zizioulas From Biological to Ecclesial Existence The Ecclesiological Significance of the Person
161
Mary McClintock Fulkerson Contesting the Gendered Subject A Feminist Account of the Imago Dei
173
Evil and Sin
191
Origen of Alexandria On First Principles Book 1
193
Athanasius Against the Heathen
200
Augustine of Hippo The City of God Book 14
204
Thomas Aquinas On Evil Quest 3
215
John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 2 Chapter 1
230
Stephen G Ray Jr Redeeming SinTalk
325
Rowan Williams Against Symbols
334
Providence
339
Irenaeus of Lyons Against Heresies Book 3
341
Augustine of Hippo On the Holy Trinity Book 3
344
Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologiae 1 22 103
353
Julian of Norwich Showings Long Text
362
John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 1 Chapter 16
367
Friedrich Schleiermacher Christian Faith 4647
374
Karl Barth The Christian Belief in Providence
391
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Future of Man
399
John B Cobb Jr and David Ray Griffin Why an Evolutionary Process?
406
Grace Jantzen Action and Embodiment
411
Wolfhart Pannenberg The Doctrine of Creation in an Age of Scientific Cosmology
419
Arthur Peacocke Gods Interaction with the World
429
Kathryn Tanner Is God in Charge?
435
Permissions
451
Suggestions for Further Reading
453
Index
457
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About the author (2009)

Ian A. McFarland is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at theCandler School of Theology, Emory University, in Altanta, Georgia. Among his books are The Divine Image: Envisioning the Invisible God and Difference and Identity: A Theological Anthropology.

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