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Theological turning points : major issues in Christian thought

Author: Donald K McKim
Publisher: Atlanta : John Knox Press, ©1988.
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In this volume, Donald McKim traces the historical and systematic development of eight major Christian doctrines from early centuries to the present. Clearly written and amply documented, this introductory handbook features primary sources and extensive endnotes. It covers: the Trinity, Christology, Ecclesiology, Anthropology, Soteriology, Authority, the Sacraments, and Eschatology, concentrating on the decisive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald K McKim
ISBN: 080420702X 9780804207027
OCLC Number: 17983318
Description: vii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Trinitarian controversy: Who is God? --
A. BIblical basis --
God is One --
God is Three --
B. Backgrounds to Nicaea --
Apostolic fathers and apologists --
Irenaeus --
Tertullian --
Origen --
Summary --
C. Turning point: The Nicene crisis --
Arius --
Council of Nicaea --
D. Post-Nicene developments --
Athanasius --
The Cappadocians --
Council of Constantinople --
Augustine --
2. Christological controversy: Who is Jesus Christ? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. Backgrounds to Chalcedon --
Early trends --
Apologists and second-century theologians --
Justin Martyr --
Melito of Sardis and Irenaeus --
Tertullian and Origen --
Arius and Nicaea --
Athanasius --
Apollinarius --
Cappadocian reaction --
Antiochene Christology: Theodore of Mopsuestia --
C. Turning point: The Chalcedonian crisis --
Nestorius --
Cyril of Alexandria --
From Ephesus to Eutyches --
Leo I --
The Chalcedonian formula --
D. Aftermath of Chalcedon --
3. Ecclesiological controversy: What is the church? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. Early ecclesiology --
Apostolic fathers --
Irenaeus --
Tertullian --
Origen --
C. Turning point: The question of the lapsed --
Cyprian and Novatian --
D. Turning point: The mystical body --
Donatism --
Augustine --
E. After Augustine. 4. Anthropological controversy: What is humanity? --
A. Biblical basis --
Old Testament perspectives --
New Testament perspectives --
B. Anthropology East and West --
Early anthropology --
Irenaeus --
Tertullian --
Clement and Origen --
Fourth and fifth centuries --
Athanasius and the East --
Ambrose and the West --
C. Turning point: Pelagius and Augustine --
D. What is humanity? --
5. Soteriological controversy: How are we saved? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. Salvation in the early church --
Salvation as illumination: Apostolic fathers and apologists --
Salvation as restoration: Irenaeus --
Salvation as satisfaction: Tertullian --
Salvation as victory: Origen --
Salvation as deification: Athanasius and the Eastern theologians --
C. Turning point: Augustine and Pelagius --
Salvation as justification --
Continuing controversies and the Synod of Orange --
D. Turning point: Luther and Trent --
Luther and salvation --
Trent and salvation --
E. Divergences and convergences --
6. Authority controversy: Where is authority? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. Sources of authority in the early church --
Canon: Old and New Testaments --
Creeds and Councils --
Church leadership --
C. Authority in the Middle Ages --
Growth of the papacy --
Scripture and tradition --
D. Turning point: Calvin and Catholicism --
Calvin and authority --
Catholicism and authority --
E. Later developments --
7. Sacramental controversy: What are the sacraments? What is baptism? --
A. The nature of the sacraments --
Biblical basis --
Sacramental terminology --
The number of sacraments --
The definition of sacraments --
B. Baptism --
Biblical basis --
Baptism in the early church --
Baptism in the Middle Ages --
Baptism in the Reformation. 8. Sacramental controversy: what is the Lord's Supper? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. The Lord's Supper in the Early Church --
C. The Lord's Supper in the Middle Ages --
D. The Lord's Supper in the Reformation --
9. Eschatological controversy: What is the Kingdom? --
A. Biblical basis --
B. Early eschatology --
The Millennial Kingdom --
The Kingdom in Augustine --
The Kingdom after Augustine --
C. Reformation eschatology --
Luther --
Calvin --
D. Later developments --
10. Theological turning points today --
A. Who is God today? --
B. Who is Jesus Christ today? --
C. What is the church today? --
D. What is humanity today? --
E. What is salvation today? --
F. Where is authority today? --
G. What are the sacraments today? --
H. What is the Kingdom today? --
I. Turning points today.
Responsibility: Donald K. McKim.
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