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Theology for the community of God

Author: Stanley J Grenz
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, 2000.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley J Grenz
ISBN: 0802847552 9780802847553 1573831603 9781573831604
OCLC Number: 43030643
Notes: Originally published: Nashville : Broadman & Holman, 1994.
Description: xxxii, 691 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The nature and task of theology --
The theological task --
[Part I.] Theology: the doctrine of God --
[1.] The God who is --
The reality of God in an era of atheism --
Knowledge of God in an era of agnosticism --
[2.] The triune God --
Trinitarian doctrine in theological history --
The formulation of trinitarian doctrine --
The theological implications of trinitarian doctrine --
Trinitarian doctrine and Christian life --
[3.] The relational God --
The nature of the relational God --
The divine attributes --
[4.] The creator God --
God as the creator of the world --
God as the providential administrator of the world --
[Part II.] Anthropology: the doctrine of humanity --
[5.] The human identity and our origin in God --
Our place in creation --
"Openness to the world" and general revelation --
God as our origin --
Our temporal origin --
[6.] Our nature as persons destined for community --
Our ontological nature --
Humans as the image of God --
[7.] Sin: the destruction of community --
The nature of sin --
Original sin --
The results of sin: our human situation --
[8.] Our spiritual co-creatures --
The nature of the spiritual realities --
Angelology and structures of existence --
The demonic and superstition. [Part III.] Christology: the doctrine of Christ --
[9.] The fellowship of Jesus the Christ with God --
Implications: Jesus as one with God --
[10.] The fellowship of Jesus the Christ with humankind --
Jesus as a human --
Jesus as the true human --
Jesus as the universal human --
[11.] The fellowship of deity and humanity in Jesus --
Jesus as divine and human --
The incarnation --
The virgin birth --
[12.] The mission of Jesus --
The vocation of the earthly Jesus --
The atonement and the mission of Jesus --
The ongoing work of Christ --
[Part IV.] Pneumatology: the doctrine of the Holy Spirit --
[13.] The identity of the Holy Spirit --
The Spirit in salvation history --
The Spirit in the trinitarian life --
[14.] The Spirit and the scriptures --
The Spirit as the foundation of scripture --
The task of the Spirit speaking through scripture --
The Bible and revelation --
Biblical authority --
[15.] The dynamic of conversion --
The divine aspect of conversion --
The community aspect of conversion --
[16.] Individual salvation: the wider perspective --
The process of salvation --
The eternal context of salvation. [Part V.] Ecclesiology: the doctrine of the church --
[17.] The church --
the eschatalogical covenant community --
The church as a covenant people --
The church as the sign of the kingdom --
The church as community --
[18.] The ministry of the community --
The purpose of the church --
The mandate of the church --
[19.] Community acts of commitment --
Acts of commitment and the church --
Baptism: the seal of our identity --
The Lord's supper: reaffirming our identity --
[20.] The organization for community life --
Membership in the community --
Community structure --
Leadership for the community --
Ordination by the community --
[Part VI.] Eschatology: the doctrine of last things [21.] The consummation of personal existence --
The significance of death --
Overcoming death in the resurrection --
Hope in the face of death --
[22.] The consummation of history --
The meaning of history --
The presence of community in and beyond history --
the climax of history --
[23.] The consumation of God's cosmic program --
The transition from creation to new creation --
The dark side of the judgment --
The new creation --
[24.] The significance of eschatology --
Eschatology as insight into the present --
Eschatology as God's call in the present --
Eschatology as insight for living.
Responsibility: Stanley J. Grenz.

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