Listening to the Past: The Place of Tradition in Theology

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Beginning with the question 'Why can't we just read the Bible?' Stephen Holmes considers the place of tradition in theology, showing how the doctrine of creation leads to an account of historical location and creaturely limitations as essential aspects of our existence. For we cannot claim unmediated access to the Scriptures without acknowledging the place of tradition: theology is an irreducibly communal task. After an in-depth exploration of the doctrine of the communion of saints, case studies from around the ...
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Overview

Beginning with the question 'Why can't we just read the Bible?' Stephen Holmes considers the place of tradition in theology, showing how the doctrine of creation leads to an account of historical location and creaturely limitations as essential aspects of our existence. For we cannot claim unmediated access to the Scriptures without acknowledging the place of tradition: theology is an irreducibly communal task. After an in-depth exploration of the doctrine of the communion of saints, case studies from around the world combine with well-known voices from the past: Anselm speaking on the atonement, Jonathan Edwards on the freedom of the will, Coleridge on theology and politics and Barth on election. Listening to the masters of old should shape our thinking of today. Listening to the Past is a sustained attempt to show what listening to tradition involves, and how it can be used to aid theological work today.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801026423
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xi
1. Why Can't We Just Read the Bible? The Place of Tradition in Theology 1
2. On the Communion of Saints 18
3. The Upholding of Beauty: A Reading of Anselm's Cur Deus Homo 37
4. 'Something Much Too Plain To Say': Towards a Defence of the Doctrine of Divine Simplicity 50
5. Calvin against the Calvinists? 68
6. Strange Voices: Edwards on the Will 86
7. Baptism: Patristic Resources for Ecumenical Dialogue 108
8. Karl Barth's Doctrine of Reprobation 122
9. Of Neoplatonism and Politics: Samuel Taylor Coleridge 'On the Constitution of Church and State' 137
10. Listening to the Past: On the Place of Tradition in Theology Again 153
Index 165
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