God the Almighty: Power, Wisdom, Holiness, Love

God the Almighty: Power, Wisdom, Holiness, Love

by Donald G. Bloesch
     
 

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Drawing on an immense fund of erudition, Donald Bloesch turns to the central subject of life and theology--God. He addresses an impressive array of issues, both perennial and contemporary, including gender language for God, the resurgence of pantheism, God's essence and attributes, process theology's understanding of God, the problem of evil, the mystery of the

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Drawing on an immense fund of erudition, Donald Bloesch turns to the central subject of life and theology--God. He addresses an impressive array of issues, both perennial and contemporary, including gender language for God, the resurgence of pantheism, God's essence and attributes, process theology's understanding of God, the problem of evil, the mystery of the Trinity, and weak as well as strong points of the biblical-classical synthesis on the doctrine of God.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this third volume of his Christian Foundations series, Bloesch, professor of Theology at Dubuque Theological Seminary and one of the most sensitive and articulate evangelical interpreters of Christian theology today, turns his attention to the doctrine of God. He reads this central theological tenet through the lens of the infallibility of the Bible and through God's act of revelation in Jesus of Nazareth. In polemical fashion, he distinguishes his centrist evangelical position on the doctrine of God from that of other contemporary theologians like Jurgen Moltmann and John Cobb, whose portraits of God are drawn primarily from human experience and classical philosophy. Bloesch's study covers all the traditional foci of the doctrine of God, from God as Creator and Redeemer to the problem of evil. He brings particularly lucid insights to the concept of the Trinity and conveys a systematic theology that stands clearly in the tradition of this century's greatest theologians like Karl Barth and Emil Brunner. (Nov.)
David Gill in Christianity Today
"I haven't read any theological work as biblically and historically rich, as intellectually satisfying, or as spiritually exhilarating as Bloesch's [early volumes of Christian Foundations] since Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics."
Thomas C. Oden
"This work will be read by all who are interested in the renewal of systematic theology in our time. It is an inspiring, balanced, instructive, rigorous inquiry."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853645931
Publisher:
Authentic Media
Publication date:
08/29/2016
Series:
Christian Foundation Ser.
Pages:
360

Meet the Author

Donald G. Bloesch (1928-2010) earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He did postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel.

He wrote numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook: Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer, Spirituality Old & New, Freedom for Obedience and the seven-volume Christian Foundations series. He also served for a time as president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

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