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God has spoken : a history of Christian theology

Author: Gerald Lewis Bray
Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois : CROSSWAY, [2014]
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bray, Gerald Lewis.
God has spoken.
Wheaton : Crossway, 2014
(DLC) 2014007847
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Lewis Bray
ISBN: 9781433526947 1433526948 9781783591626 1783591625
OCLC Number: 866096734
Description: 1260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Israelite legacy : Christianity and Judaism ; The parting of the ways ; Christianity and the Hebrew canon of scripture ; Christianity and Jewish biblical interpretation ; Christianity and the prehistory of Israel ; The Christian interpretation of Israel's history ; A shared inheritance ; God is one ; The divine act of creation ; The image of God in man ; The nature of sin and evil ; Election and redemption --
2. The person of the Father : God as Father ; Judaism and the fatherhood of God ; Non-Jewish conceptions of divine fatherhood ; Jesus and His Father ; The Father as the principle of divinity ; The unbegotten and almighty God-in-Himself ; The Father and the Creator ; The Father and His children ; A new relationship with God ; A new understanding of scripture --
3. The work of the Father : The reconciliation of the world ; The work of the Father from a Jewish perspective ; The work of the Father from a Gentile perspective ; The Christian doctrine of creation ; Providence and predestination ; The image and likeness of God ; The call to holiness ; The work of the Father and the Trinity ; The Father and His creation ; The divine hierarchy ; The eclipse of the Father --
4. The person of the Son : The challenge of the incarnation ; The church confronts the Roman world ; Jesus and His contemporaries ; Jesus in early Christian teaching ; Adoptianism ; The Son of God ; Arianism ; The way to Nicea ; The aftermath of Nicea ; A new departure in Christology ; The triumph of Athanasius ; The trinitarian synthesis ; The Christian theological vocabulary ; Hebrew, Greek, and Latin ; What is God? ; What is God like? ; Who is God? ; The Son of Man ; The divine Word in human flesh ; Nestorianism ; The Chalcedonian definition ; The definition of humanity ; The will of Christ ; The portrait of Christ ; Retrospect and prospect. 5. The work of the Son : The body of Christ ; The man from heaven ; The water and the blood ; The likeness of sinful flesh ; The Second Adam ; The death of Christ ; The only sacrifice for sin ; The cost of reconciliation ; The centrality of the Lord's Supper ; The memorial of Christ's sacrifice ; The sacramental system ; The invention of purgatory ; The justification of sinners ; The glory of the cross ; Prophet, priest, and king ; The coming of Christ's kingdom ; The eternal reign of Christ ; The crisis of authority ; The heavenly kingdom ; The new covenant --
6. The person of the Holy Spirit : The forgotten person of the Trinity? ; The road less traveled ; The Spirit of God in the Bible ; The paraclete and personhood ; The Holy Spirit in the ancient creeds ; Spirit of the Father, Spirit of the Son ; Double procession? ; Augustine and the Holy Spirit ; The origins of controversy ; Anselm and the Holy Spirit ; The course of the controversy ; The parting of East and West ; The Filioque question today --
7. The work of the Holy Spirit : The presence of God ; From glory to glory ; The indwelling power of God ; The inspiration of Holy Scripture ; The prophetic Word of God ; The rule of faith ; The handbook of the Christian life ; The preservation of the church ; The mind of Christ ; The wisdom of the ages ; The source of truth ; The pathway to heaven ; Angels and archangels ; The peace that passes understanding ; The imitation of Christ ; The mystical body of Christ ; The gift of righteousness ; The true church ; Life in the Spirit ; The scope of the covenant ; The extent of Christ's atonement ; The assurance of salvation ; The fellowship of the Spirit ; The devoted life ; The pentecostal mission --
8. One God in three persons : The classical doctrine of God ; The patristic synthesis ; The God of the philosophers ; The Reformation breakthrough ; The emergence of Unitarianism ; The eclipse of theology ; The cult of reason ; The reconstruction of theology ; The crisis of authority: Roman Catholicism ; The crisis of authority: Protestantism ; THe crisis of authority: Eastern Orthodoxy ; The Trinitarian revival ; The Protestant world ; The Roman Catholic church ; The Eastern Orthodox tradition ; The challenge of God today ; A suffering God? ; The credibility of theology ; Where are we now?
Responsibility: Gerald Bray.

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