Colin Gunton And The Failure Of Augustine

Author by : Bradley G Green
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Description : The British systematic theologian Colin Gunton argued that Augustine bequeathed to the West a theological tradition with serious deficiencies. According to Gunton, Augustine's particular construal of the doctrine of God led to fundamental errors and problems in grasping the relationship between creation and redemption, and in rightfully construing a truly Christian ontology. In Colin Gunton and the Failure of Augustine, Bradley G. Green's close reading of Augustine challenges Gunton's understanding. Gunton argued that Augustine's supposed emphasis of the one over the many severed any meaningful link between creation and redemption, contra the theological insights of Irenaeus, and furthermore that because of Augustine's supposed emphasis on the timeless essence of God at the expense of the three real persons, he failed to forge a truly Christian ontology, effectively losing the insights of the Cappadocian Fathers). For all of Gunton's many insights, Green argues that on the contrary, Augustine did not sever the link between creation and redemption, but rather affirmed that the created order is a means of genuine knowledge of God, that the created order is indeed the only means by which redemption is accomplished, that the cross of Christ is the only means by which we can see God, and that the created order is fundamentally oriented toward a telos – redemption. Concerning ontology, Augustine's teaching on the imago Dei, and the prominent role that relationship plays in Augustine's doctrines of man and God, provides the kind of relational Christian ontology that Gunton sought. In short, Green argues, Augustine could have provided Gunton key theological resources in countering the modernity he so rightfully challenged.


Colin Gunton And The Failure Of Augustine

Author by : Bradley G. Green
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Description : Bradley G. Greens close reading of Augustine challenges Colin Guntons argument that Augustine bequeathed to the West a theological tradition with serious deficiencies. According to Gunton, Augustines particular construal of the doctrine of God led to fundamental problems in the relationship between creation and redemption. However, Green persuasively argues that Augustine did not sever the link between creation and redemption, but rather affirmed that the created order is a means of genuine knowledge of God by which redemption is accomplished. Green suggests the prominent role this relationship plays in Augustines doctrines of man and God, provides the kind of relational Christian ontology that Gunton sought. In short, Augustine could have provided Gunton with fundamental theological resources in countering the modernity he so rightly challenged.


A Free Corrector

Author by : Joshua McNall
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Description : A Free Corrector evaluates Colin Gunton's treatment of Augustine's legacy on the Trinity and the doctrine of creation. Gunton claimed that Augustine's work ultimately contributed to a host of problems for the Western tradition. Joshua McNall addresses this in conjunction with Gujnton's argument regarding Augustine's "afterlife." In the end, A Free Corrector argues that while Gunton was far too "free" in his correctio of Augustine, it is also true that isolated aspects of his Augustinian narrative remain viable.


Shapers Of Christian Orthodoxy

Author by : Bradley G. Green
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Description : "The purpose of this volume is threefold: to introduce a selection of key early and medieval theologians, to strengthen the faith of evangelical Christians by helping them to understand the riches of the church's theological reflection, and to help them learn how to think theologically"--From publisher description.


1 2 Thessalonians 1 2 Timothy Titus Philemon

Author by : Lee Gatiss
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Description : The epistles of the New Testament provide insight into the realities of the life of the early church, guidance for those called to lead the church, and comfort in the face of theological questions. The Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century also found wisdom and guidance in these letters. In this RCS volume, Lee Gatiss and Bradley Green guide readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the New Testament epistles.


Covenant And Commandment

Author by : Bradley G. Green
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Description : From a close study of key Old and New Testament texts and interaction with historical and contemporary theologians, Bradley Green shows how different aspects of the Christian life are each God-elicited, real and necessary. Green provides a biblical theology of the nature, role and place of works, obedience and faithfulness in the new covenant.


Worship In The Spirit

Author by : James H. S. Steven
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Description : Since its beginnings in the early 1960s the Charismatic Movement has been at its most visible and influential in the sphere of public worship. This book is the first major study of charismatic worship as it is encountered in Church of England parishes. Having traced the historical development of the Charismatic Movement in the Church of England, the book explores the public worship of six selected case study churches. These churches represent the breadth of charismatic Anglicanism (from Anglo-Catholic to evangelical). Special attention is given to: Charisma and liturgical order Congregational singing 'Prayer ministry'. The concluding section offers a theological evaluation, and investigates Charismatic worship from a Trinitarian perspective. An empirical-theological study of contemporary charismatic worship in the Church of England.


The New Interpreter S Study Bible

Author by : Walter J. Harrelson
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Description : In a new study Bible based on The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, 60 scholars provide background and insight on the biblical text, in a book that features extensive historical and theological annotations, brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book, 19 newly commissioned historical maps and more.


The Many And The One

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Description : "The ancient philosophical problem of 'the One and the Many' has emerged as of continued relevance to contemporary philosophical/theological discussions. Colin Gunton, for instance, in diagnosing the modern problematic for faith as excessive secularism and radical fragmentation, states that at its heart is the failure of theologians to resolve the dialectic between the One and the Many. In particular, Gunton points to the persistent tendency in traditional Western thought to elevate unity at the cost of the integrity of multiplicity. While accusing Plato as the figurehead of this unfortunate legacy, Gunton argues that Augustine and Aquinas -- fathers of classical theism -- are especially guilty of the defect. In this thesis, in examining these two thinkers' reformulation of the metaphysics of participation, I will argue that, by transforming participatory ontology in the light of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, Augustine and Aquinas made significant progresses toward an answer to 'the One and the Many'. Contra Gunton and other critics of classical theism, I will contend that Augustine and Aquinas, while appropriating Platonic themes, nonetheless studiously avoided the inadequacies of Platonism. Rather, building their metaphysical thought on the foundational Christian idea of creation, those two thinkers -- especially Aquinas -- undertook a profound Christianization of participatory ontology, enabling it to address, possibly for the first time successfully, to the perennial problem of the One and the Many. As such, I will propose that a promising solution to the modern problematic, as discussed by Gunton and other contemporary authors, can be found by a recovery of the Christian metaphysics of participation, as in Aquinas (or some modern variant), which, as essentially a metaphysical expression of creatio ex nihilo, provides a unified vision of reality that does not diminish but sustains plurality." -- Abstract.


Becoming And Being

Author by : Colin E. Gunton
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Description : Becoming and Being presents an analysis and comparison of two influential modern approaches to the doctrine of God. Though they are in many respects diametrically opposed, the one finding its basis in biblical revelation and steeped in the tradition of trinitarian reflection, the other relying on pure speculative reason, there are numerous and surprising points of contact.


The Promise Of Trinitarian Theology

Author by : Colin E. Gunton
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Description : A reissue of a brilliant and accessible introduction to Trinitarian thought. Colin Gunton argues that the theology of the Trinity has profound implications for all dimensions of human life. Central to his work is his argument that the doctrine should offer ways of articulating the being of God and of the world so that we may be better able to live before God and with each other.


Religion Index Two

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Pro Ecclesia

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