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Christian Philosophical Theology
     

Christian Philosophical Theology

by Stephen T. Davis
 

ISBN-10: 0199284598

ISBN-13: 9780199284597

Pub. Date: 07/27/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

As the title indicates, his is a work of philosophical theology. That is, in it Stephen T. Davis, an eminent philosopher of religion, discusses various central and controversial topics in Christian theology from the point of view of a Christian philosopher. In Part I the subjects covered include: why many people do not believe in God, why it is rational to believe in

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As the title indicates, his is a work of philosophical theology. That is, in it Stephen T. Davis, an eminent philosopher of religion, discusses various central and controversial topics in Christian theology from the point of view of a Christian philosopher. In Part I the subjects covered include: why many people do not believe in God, why it is rational to believe in God, the nature of God, and the Trinity. In Part II topics in Christology are considered-the historical Jesus, the incarnation, and the resurrection of Jesus. Davis also scrutinizes C. S. Lewis's mad/bad/God trilemma argument in favour of the divinity of Christ, and the possibility of kenotic Christology. Part III is about redemption. Davis discusses Karma versus grace as systems of salvation, the new highly unpopular notion of the wrath of God, the equally unpopular notion of the blood of Christ, the concept of bodily redemption, and the general resurrection in the eschaton. Part IV is about theological method. The relationship between scripture and tradition as theological authorities is explored, as well as the claim that the Bible is true. The aim of the book is to provide answers to crucial theological questions-answers that are coherent, plausible, and consistent with Christian orthodoxy. Despite the diversity of the topics that are addressed, Davis presents a unified argument from beginning to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199284597
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/27/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Why Believe? God and Belief in God     7
Religious Belief and Unbelief     9
The Epistemic Status of Belief in God     24
God, Creation, and Revelation     37
Perichoretic Monotheism     60
Why Believe in Jesus? Resurrection and Incarnation     79
Why the Historical Jesus Matters     81
Jesus Christ: Saviour or Guru?     96
Was Jesus Raised Bodily?     111
'Seeing' the Risen Jesus     129
Was Jesus Mad, Bad, or God?     149
Is Kenotic Christology Orthodox?     172
How are We Saved? Redemption     193
Karma or Grace?     195
The Wrath of God and the Blood of Christ     212
Bodily Redemption     226
The Resurrection of the Dead     240
How to Do Theology? Theological Method     263
Scripture, Tradition, and Theological Authority     265
The Bible Is True     284
Select Bibliography     299
Index     309

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