Reading The Decree

Reading The Decree

by David Gibson
     
 

An exploration of a conceptual distinction between Calvin's theology as christocentric in a soteriological sense, and Barth's as christocentric in a principial sense.See more details below

Overview

An exploration of a conceptual distinction between Calvin's theology as christocentric in a soteriological sense, and Barth's as christocentric in a principial sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567468741
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Series:
T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David Gibson is Assistant Minister at High Church Hilton, Aberdeen. He studied theology at Nottingham University and King's College London, and completed a doctorate at the University of Aberdeen.

Francis Watson is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham and was formerly a holder of the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aberdeen (1999-2007), as well as a Reader in Biblical Theology, King's College London. Previous publications include: Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles, Text, Church and World, Text and Truth and Agape, Eros, Gender.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Chapter 1: Calvin, Barth, and Christocentrism Introduction 1. Christ and election 1.1 A theological distinction 2. Exegesis and election 2.2 A hermeneutical distinction 3. On comparing Calvin and Barth 4. Plan of the present study Chapter 2: Christology and Election Introduction 1. Jesus Christ as the Subject of Election 1.1. Christ as author 1.2. The trinitarian basis of election in Calvin 1.3. Christ as electing God 1.4. The trinitarian basis of election in Barth 2. Jesus Christ as the Object of Election 2.1. Christ as the Mediator of election itself 2.2. Christ as the Mediator of salvation flowing from election 2.3. Christ as elected man Conclusion: Trinity and Election Chapter 3: Community and Election Introduction 1. Calvin on Israel and the church 2. Barth on the community 3. Romans 9:1-23 4. Romans 9:24-11:36 Conclusion: Covenant and Election Chapter 4: Hermeneutics and Election Introduction 1. The hermeneutics of election in Calvin 1.1. The location of Christology 1.2. The location of election 1.3. Christology and election 1.4. Christology and revelation 2. The hermeneutics of election in Barth 2.1. Election and Epistemology 2.2. Scripture as witness to revelation 2.3. Jesus Christ: Scripture's object and content 2.4. Mediatio: Scripture's parts and Scripture's whole Conclusion: Revelation and Election Conclusions Bibliography

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