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Christian faith : an introduction to the study of the faith

Author: H Berkhof
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdman's Pub. Co., ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Berkhof
ISBN: 0802836224 9780802836229
OCLC Number: 15081163
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Notes: Translation of: Christelijk geloof.
Description: xxii, 572 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Prolegomena ; Religion ; Faith ; Christian faith ; Study of the Christian faith : motives and essence ; Study of the Christian faith : reach and limits --
Revelation. Internal prolegomena ; Revelation : phenomenological and theological ; The earthly character of revelation ; Revelation and experience ; Revelation and hiddenness ; The duality of revelation : word and spirit ; Revelation as history ; The symbolic language of revelation ; Self-revelation or revelation of truths ; General and special revelation ; Fixation and transmission (Scripture and tradition) ; The provisional character of revelation --
God. Revelation and essence ; Essence and attributes ; Holy love ; The defenseless superior power ; The changeable faithfulness --
Creation. God as creator ; The world as createdness ; Man (I) : love and freedom ; Man (II) : guilt and fate ; The preservation of the world --
Israel. Israel in the Christian faith ; The way of Israel in the Old Testament ; The way of Israel in the New Testament --
Jesus the Son. In search of the historical Jesus ; The person ; Life and humanity ; Death and reconciliation ; Resurrection and glorification ; The spirit and the participation ; The covenant as "Tri-(u)nity" --
The new community. The covenant as community ; The church as institute ; The church as the body of Christ ; The people of God as the firstfruits --
The renewal of man. Man the purpose of God ; Judgment and repentance ; Justification and faith ; Guidance and security ; Justification and sanctification ; Freedom and love ; Dying and rising ; Struggle, progress, and perseverance ; The completed renewal ; Prayer --
The renewal of the world. The place of the world in the faith ; The sanctification of the world ; Progress and struggle ; Ambivalence and victory --
All things new. Christ, the Spirit, and the future ; Individuals, mankind, and the future ; Eternal life.
Other Titles: Christelijk geloof.
Responsibility: Hendrikus Berkhof ; translated by Sierd Woudstra.

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