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Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology / Edition 2
     

Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology / Edition 2

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by Daniel L. Migliore
 

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ISBN-10: 080282787X

ISBN-13: 9780802827876

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced,

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Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available.

This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802827876
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsx
Preface to the Second Editionxi
Preface to the First Editionxiii
Sources Frequently Citedxvii
1.The Task of Theology1
Theology as Faith Seeking Understanding2
The Questionableness of Theology7
The Questions of Theology10
Methods of Asking Theological Questions16
2.The Meaning of Revelation20
What Is Revelation?20
God Hidden and Revealed22
Revelation as Objective and Subjective26
General and Special Revelation29
Models of Revelation33
Revelation as God's Self-Disclosure Narrated in Scripture35
Revelation, Scripture, and Church39
3.The Authority of Scripture44
The Problem of Authority in Modern Culture45
Inadequate Approaches to the Authority of Scripture47
The Indispensability of Scripture in Relating Us, by the Power of the Spirit, to the Living God Revealed in Jesus Christ50
Principles of the Interpretation of Scripture53
4.The Triune God64
The Problem of God in Modern Theology64
The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of the Trinity68
Classical Trinitarian Doctrine70
Distortions in the Doctrine of God73
Restatement of the Meaning of the Doctrine of the Trinity74
The Attributes of God82
The Electing Grace of God87
5.The Good Creation92
Christian Faith and the Ecological Crisis92
Rereading the Scriptural Witness on Creation97
Rethinking the Themes of the Doctrine of Creation100
Trinity, Creation, and Ecology107
Models of Creation110
The Doctrine of Creation and Modern Science113
6.The Providence of God and the Mystery of Evil117
Belief in Providence and the Reality of Evil117
Providence and Evil in the Theological Tradition121
Rethinking Providence and Evil125
Recent Theodicies128
The Triune God and Human Suffering131
Providence, Prayer, Practice136
7.Humanity as Creature, Sinner, and New Being in Christ139
Interpretations of "Image of God"139
Created Humanity142
Fallen Humanity149
The Meaning of Original Sin and of Death as Enemy154
New Humanity in Christ160
8.The Person and Work of Jesus Christ163
Problems in Christology163
Principles of Christology167
Patristic Christology169
Rethinking Classical Affirmations of the Person of Christ174
Rethinking Classical Interpretations of the Work of Christ182
Violence and the Cross187
Dimensions of the Resurrection of Christ191
9.Confessing Jesus Christ in Context197
The Particularity and Universality of the Gospel198
Latin American Christology200
African American Christology204
Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Christologies209
Hispanic Christology212
Asian American Christology216
The Local and the Global in Christology220
10.The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life223
Neglect and Recovery of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit224
A Sketch of a Theology of the Holy Spirit226
The Christian Life: Justification235
The Christian Life: Sanctification239
The Christian Life: Vocation246
11.The New Community248
The Problem of the Church249
New Testament Images of the Church251
Critique of Current Models of the Church254
The Church and the Call to Communion262
The Church and the Call to Mission265
Classical Marks of the Church269
12.Proclamation, Sacraments, and Ministry274
Proclamation of the Word274
What Are Sacraments?279
The Meaning of Baptism282
The Meaning of the Lord's Supper288
Baptism, the Lord's Supper, and Ethics293
The Meaning of an Ordained Ministry295
13.The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism301
The Ambiguity of Religion301
Types of Christian Theologies of the Religions306
Toward a Trinitarian Theology of the Religions316
Salvation in Other Religions?319
Christians and Jews323
Witness to Jesus Christ in a Religiously Pluralistic World326
14.Christian Hope330
The Crisis of Hope in an Age of Terrorism331
Principles for Interpreting Christian Hope337
Classical Symbols of Christian Hope342
Eschatology and Ethics348
Appendix ANatural Theology: A Dialogue354
Appendix BThe Resurrection: A Dialogue370
Appendix CPolitical Theology: A Dialogue384
Appendix DA Glossary of Theological Terms402
Index of Names and Subjects429
Index of Scripture References436

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Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Poet_Son More than 1 year ago
The delivery was very satisfactory and everything came well packaged. This is a great textbook for theology or theological inquiry. With a passion, this will be a fantastic resource.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for a class in college, and it is not an easy read. Even my professor who was a seminary student when he read it had trouble following some of Migliore's point. Not to say it isn't a good book, he just gets a little wordy sometimes and his argument is lost in the heavy jargon. My suggestion if you'e reading this for a class, take your time and find what's in italics, those are usualy his main points.
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DEK More than 1 year ago
You will read and reread Migliore: what he says is profound and you must take the time to meditate on many topics. His exploration of Theodicy is deep, difficult, demanding and devotional. Beginners might be overwhelmed by this book unless they are willing to spend alot of time going over the material. Migliore's take on the ministry is inspiring.