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Calvin, participation, and the gift : the activity of believers in union with Christ

Author: J Todd Billings
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Changing paradigms in historical and systematic theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A wide range of thinkers agree on one point in their critique of John Calvin's theology: Calvin contrasts a holy God with unworthy sinners, so that God and humanity are systematically opposed in his thought. Redemption is a unilateral gift from God, so that the place of the human qua human is obliterated. In the view of Gift theologians such as John Milbank and Stephen Webb, as well as some Eastern Orthodox and  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Johannes Calvin; Johannes Calvin; Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Todd Billings
ISBN: 9780199211876 0199211876
OCLC Number: 166624962
Awards: Winner of Winner of a 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.
Description: x, 218 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Calvin, participation, and the problem of the gift in contemporary thought --
2. Calvin's doctrine of participation: contexts and continuities --
3. The development of Calvin's language of "participation in Christ." --
4. Participation in Christ: the activity of believers in prayer and the sacraments --
5. Participation and the law: God's accomondation to humanity so that humanity may be accomodated to God --
6. The promise of Calvin's theology of participation.
Series Title: Changing paradigms in historical and systematic theology.
Responsibility: J. Todd Billings.
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Is John Calvin's view of God coercive, leaving no place for the human in redemption? J. Todd Billings explores Calvin's theology of `participation in Christ', arguing that for Calvin grace fulfils  Read more...

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