The Assurance of Things Hoped for: A Theology of Christian Faith

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Medical - 320 pages
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Faith, since the earliest Christian theologians, has been regarded as the fundamental Christian virtue--the prerequisite for hope, charity, and good works. In this book, Avery Dulles examines the biblical foundations and history of theological reflection on faith, from the Greek and Latin fathers to such modern giants as Tillich, Rahner, and Lonergan. Further, Dulles presents his own systematic synthesis, reflecting on such topics as the nature and object of faith; the certitude of faith; the birth, growth, and loss of faith; and faith and salvation. The result is a refreshingly relevant theology of faith for our day.
 

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Contents

Paul
12
PostNicene Latin Fathers
25
Conclusion
38
The English Reformation
53
Nineteenth Century
78
Vatican Council I
87
Notes
93
MidTwentieth Century
116
Catholic Personalism
137
Notes
143
Nature and Object of Faith
185
Faith in Private Revelation
198
Supernatural Helps
211
Properties of Faith
224
Notes
237
12
239

Further Developments in Protestantism
124
Catholic Phenomenology
130

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Avery Dulles, S.J. is Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University. Among his many books are The Catholicity of the Church (OUP, 1985), Models of Revelation (1983, rev. 1992), and The Craft of Theology (1992).

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