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Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology

Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology

by Brandon Gallaher


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ISBN-13: 9780198744603
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brandon Gallaher is Lecturer in Systematic and Comparative Theology at the University of Exeter.

Table of Contents

References and Abbreviations
Introduction: The Absolute Freedom of God as Mystery and 'Problematic'
1. Freedom and Necessity as a Trinitarian Mystery and 'Problematic'
2. Divine Freedom—A Dialectical Approach: From Freedom to Necessity—The Shape of a 'Problematic' (A)
3. Divine Freedom—A Dialectical Approach: From Necessity to Freedom—The Shape of a 'Problematic' (B)
Part I: Part I: God as both Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Sergii Bulgakov
4. 'Sophiological Antinomism'—Sergii Bulgakov's debt to and Critique of Vladimir Solov'ev
5. God as Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Bulgakov: Theological Antinomy in the Doctrine of God
6. Divine Freedom and the Need of God for Creation
Part II: Divine Self-Determination in Jesus Christ in Karl Barth
7. Trinity and the Doctrine of Election in Karl Barth
8. Trinity, Freedom, and Necessity in Karl Barth: A Dialectical Approach
Part III: Jesus Christ and the Trinitarian Appropriation of the Dialectic of Freedom and Necessity in Hans Urs von Balthasar
9. The Metaphysics of Love: Four Steps
10. The Trinity, Creation, and Freedom: More on the Fourth Step
11. Christ, Creation, and Divine Possibilities—'Sheltered within' the Trinity
12. Concluding Unsystematic Systematic Postscript

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