Free Grace Theology On Trial

Author by : Anthony B. Badger
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Description : The trial is on! The prosecution has made its charges and the defense has countered. You are the judge. The question to be decided: Is eternal life God's gift to anyone who simply believes in Jesus Christ for it (according to God's promise-as in John 3:16), or is receiving eternal life as a gift conditioned on one's performance? Does God give everlasting life to a person because of what he does or promises to do, or does He extend it as an absolutely free offer without regard for what we do, but only in Whom we believe? Are we saved through faith in Christ or by our works? ---Those of the Reformed, Lordship Salvation, or "historical Protestant" sect constantly accuse Free Grace advocates of depreciating the gospel by failing to condition the validity of one's born-again experience on repentance and subsequent good works. They say that the Bible teaches that we become justified in God's sight by faith alone, but then they add the contradictory idea that the faith that brings justification is never alone in that works and repentance must always accompany faith in some way. ---This book presents a careful, point-for-point defense against the five charges ofWayne Grudem in his book ("Free Grace" Theology: 5 Ways it Diminishes the Gospel) and D.A. Carson's three allegations of fallacious hermeneutics leveled against the Free Grace method of interpretation in his book (Exegetical Fallacies). ---Dr. Badger responds by not only pointing out the logical and exegetical fallacies of these two Reformed Theology opponents, but he also demonstrates their blatant imposition of Puritan theology or "Lordship Salvation" upon the meaning of the biblical text. The shallow, one-dimensional understanding of eternal salvation by Calvinistic Reformed theology is thus revealed, refuted, and put to bed.


The Trial Of The Witnesses

Author by : Paul J. Dehart
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Description : The much-discussed notion of Postliberal theology developed from the writings of two theologians at Yale University, Hans Frei and George Lindbeck. An analysis and critique of the much-discussed idea of postliberal theology Provides an overview of postliberalism and the controversies which resulted Compares the writings of theologians Hans Frei and George Lindbeck, from which postliberal theology developed, and uncovers important differences in their thought Reconceptualizes these thinkers’ contributions to contemporary theological discussion Published in the prestigious Challenges in Contemporary Theology series.


Theology On Trial

Author by : John Losee
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Description : Soren Kierkegaard sought to clarify what it means to be a Christian. He concluded that a one-on-one relationship with God is required, to encounter the "Absolute Paradox," defined as an immutable being entering into and transforming human history. Kierkegaard's dim view of a systematic Christian theology includes a preoccupation with theological exposition that distracts from the essential task of achieving a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Alternatively, Paul Tillich's theology is based on a triadic relationship of being, nonbeing and Being-Itself (God), a doctrine of symbols, and a reinterpretation of the Incarnation. It correlates a culture's questions and concerns with the Christian message to certain criteria of acceptability that, to Tillich, must satisfy the "Protestant Principle," stipulating that a theological system both restates the present-time Christian message and acknowledges that this restatement cannot be the definitive, ultimate expression of that message. Theology on Trial presents and assesses whether, and to what degree, Tillich's theology satisfies his own criteria of acceptability. An acceptable theology must be logically consistent and free of equivocation. The concluding section of the book examines the views of each author from the standpoint of the other.


Liberation Theology On Trial

Author by : Jon Sobrino
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Theology On Trial

Author by : John Losee
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Description : Søren Kierkegaard sought to clarify what it means to be a Christian. He concluded that a one-on-one relationship with God is required, to encounter the “Absolute Paradox,” defined as an immutable being entering into and transforming human history. Kierkegaard’s dim view of a systematic Christian theology includes a preoccupation with theological exposition that distracts from the essential task of achieving a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Alternatively, Paul Tillich’s theology is based on a triadic relationship of being, nonbeing and Being-Itself (God), a doctrine of symbols, and a reinterpretation of the Incarnation. It correlates a culture’s questions and concerns with the Christian message to certain criteria of acceptability that, to Tillich, must satisfy the “Protestant Principle,” stipulating that a theological system both restates the present-time Christian message and acknowledges that this restatement cannot be the definitive, ultimate expression of that message. Theology on Trial presents and assesses whether, and to what degree, Tillich’s theology satisfies his own criteria of acceptability. An acceptable theology must be logically consistent and free of equivocation. The concluding section of the book examines the views of each author from the standpoint of the other.


Religion On Trial

Author by : Craig A. Parton
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Description : In a concise and devastating style, Craig Parton, an experienced trial lawyer versed in the laws of legal evidence, argues that religions uniformly fail the simplest tests of admissibility for their respective claims. Few religions even bother to make testable assertions, relying instead at best on subjective and existential appeals. The stunningly few historical, and thus verifiable, claims of a precious few religions can be swiftly sorted out, and the result is an astounding vindication of the central nonhearsay claims of the first-century eyewitnesses to the life and work of Jesus Christ. This work challenges the prevailing viewpoint that all religions are making the same, or even similar, allegations. More troubling than this prevailing view is that the religions of the world remain diametrically opposed on the issues of the nature of humanity, the reality of evil, the nature of history, and the way of salvation. Sorting out the clashing claims of religions is the task of this book, and a trial lawyer well schooled in the laws of admissible evidence brings insight and clarity to matters normally thought to be solely in the domain of philosophers and theologians.


The Trial Of The Gospel

Author by : Alexandru Neagoe
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Description : For many years Luke-Acts has been studied as a work of history and theology. The Trial of the Gospel sets out to examine Luke's writings as an apologetic work, by focusing on those parts of Luke's story where the apologetic overtones seem most prominent - the trial narratives. By analysing the trials of all major Lukan characters - Jesus, Peter, Stephen, and Paul - Alexandru Neagoe argues that the narratives are best understood when viewed as part of Luke's apologia pro evangelio, a purpose which is in keeping with the author's declared aim to give his readers 'assurance' about the 'matters' in which they had been instructed (Luke 1:4). Neagoe concludes that the specific role of the trial narratives is to provide the framework within which important tenets of the Christian faith are themselves put 'on trial' before the reader, with the intended result of the gospel's confirmation.


Biblical Criticism On Trial

Author by : Eta Linnemann
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Description : A former liberal scholar puts modern biblical criticism on trial—detailing how biblical critics often hold to biases rather than fact. First English edition.


Creationism On Trial

Author by : Langdon Gilkey
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Description : On the author's role as an expert witness for the ACLU in the "creationist" trial (regarding Arkansas Act 590 of 1981) in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dec. 1981.


Religion On Trial

Author by : Guilford Dudley
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Trial Of A Father And Son

Author by : Keithron Powell
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Description : A law has been passed that limits what a pastor can say from the pulpit and Pastor Miller is at a crossroad. His choice has placed him at the mercy of the court to decide his fate. The prosecution, determined to put an end to this kind of teaching, has presented a devastating case. It is quickly realized that it is not Pastor Miller on trial but the Bible. Can he convince a jury that the Bible says what he says it does or will he be proven a heretic and forced to stop teaching what he is teaching? Follow the case and you decide. This book is engaging and draws you in right from the start. Once you start you won’t be able to put it down.


The Trial Of Jesus Continues

Author by : Rudolf Pesch
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The Trial Of Faith

Author by : Peter Eaton
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Clement Of Alexandria On Trial

Author by : Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski
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Description : Drawing on Photios' synopsis of the eight errors contained in Clement of Alexandria's lost work 'Hypotyposeis', this book offers a re-examination of second-century theology . The book stresses the importance understanding Clement's work in its original Alexandrian context.


The Trial Of Man

Author by : John Ed. Bernthal
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Description : Examines how Shakespeare drew from the doctrines of Christian theology to create trial scenes that subjected his characters to judgment, illuminating his works in the context of the religious and legal atmosphere in which he wrote.


Critics On Trial

Author by : Marvin R. O'Connell
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Description : Through a study of the participants, Marvin O'Connell traces the emergence of Modernism and the controversies related to it, offers a careful examination of the movement's multiple causes and ramifications, and places the events within the political, social, and intellectual context of the time.


The Trial Of Innocence

Author by : Andre LaCocque
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Description : The Adam and Eve narrative in Genesis 2-3 has gripped not only biblical scholars, but also theologians, artists, philosophers, and almost everyone else. In this engaging study, a master of biblical interpretation provides a close reading of the Yahwist story. As in his other works, LaCocque makes wise use of the Pseudepigrapha and rabbinic interpretations, as well as the full range of modern interpretations. Every reader will be engaged by his insights.


Putting God On Trial

Author by : Robert Sutherland
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Description : Many scholars find the legal metaphor of an Oath of Innocence inappropriate, though for different reasons. Some liberal scholars opt for an aesthetic, not a moral, resolution of the question of evil in the world. They find a sublime beauty in God's review of the animal and physical worlds, Behemoth and Leviathan. But that is all they find. They find no suggestions of moral purpose in God's creation and control of evil. Indeed, they feel none could be forthcoming. God is beyond good and evil so no moral resolution is possible. Since no moral resolution is possible, a legal mataphor such as a lawsuit dramatizing the moral question is inappropriate. They interpret Job to understand that position. And they interpret him to retract the lawsuit in its entirety. This author feels such liberal scholars miss a moral resolution for five reasons. (a) First, they fail to give adequate weight to Satan's first speech in heaven setting out the moral solution. (b) Second, they misinterpret Job's struggle with God to be a request for a restoration of his former position, rather than a request to know the reason behind evil in the world. (c) Third, they fail to appreciate the moral restrictions under which God has to operate. God cannot reveal any moral answers directly without defeating his very purpose in the creation and control of evil. As a result, they miss the suggestions of moral purpose in God's two speeches and the inferences God would have Job draw. (d) Fourth, they fail to fully appreciate the legal dynamics of the enforcement mechanism of Job's Oath of Innocence. In particular, they fail to appreciate the distinction between causal responsibility and moral blameworthiness. Thus, they do not understand God's comments concerning vindication and condemnation in his first speech to Job. And they do not understand Job's hesitation to proceed beyond his own vindication to a condemnation of God in Job's first speech to God. Ultimately, they fail to see Job's adjournment and continuation of his Oath of Innocence implied by the allusion to the story of Abraham and Sodom and Gomorrah in Job's final speech. (e) Finally, they fail to give full expression to God's ultimate judgement on Job. Job and only Job spoke rightly about God. In the face of such a judgement, there is no room to deny the ultimate propriety of the moral and legal question as a way of framing man's encounter with God. Some conservative scholars opt for a moral resolution of the question of evil in the world, but their resolution is equally unsatisfying. They interpret Job's so-called excessive words and his Oath of Innocence to be sins of presumption. Thus they would have Job retract his lawsuit in its entirety and repent morally for either his so-called excessive words, his raising of the lawsuit or both. This author feels such conservative scholars miss a satisfactory moral resolution for three reasons. (a) First, they fail to understand the depth of Satan's challenge to God. It is not merely that Job will curse God. It is that God is wrong in his judgement on Job's goodness. God missed sin in Job's life. Such scholars think their moral resolution is possible, because although Job sins, Job does not actually curse God. Their resolution actually makes Satan right in his challenge of God so that God should step down from his throne and destroy mankind. (b) Second, they fail to give proper weight to Job's blamelessness and integrity. The raising of the Oath of Innocence is an expression of that blamelessness and integrity. It is what God expects of Job, though he cannot tell him that directly. (c) Finally, they fail to give full expression of God's ultimate judgement on Job. Job and only Job spoke rightly about God. In the face of such a judgement, there is no room to attribute sin or wrongdoing to Job for either his so-called excessive words or for his Oath of Innocence. My personal interpretation charts a new middle course between these two-fold horrors


The Trial And Death Of Jesus

Author by : Geert van Oyen
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Description : What is the significance of the trial and death of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark? In its annual meetings the Mark Group of the Society of Biblical Literature studied the trial of Jesus in 2003 and the death of Jesus in 2004. Both speakers and audience expressed the desire to bring some of the papers together in book form. The current volume fulfills this wish. The contributions presented here represent an up to date expression of one of the most important themes in Markan exegesis. The editors use the metaphor of a prism to illustrate the two sections of the book. Like a concave prism spreading light, the first section presents a range of understandings of the meaning of the death of Jesus. Like a convex prism focusing light, the second section uses multiple methodologies to focus attention on the trial of Jesus, particularly the charge of blasphemy. The papers together raise questions, challenge common views, and interrelate themes that push Markan scholarship forward.


Truth On Trial

Author by : Andrew T. Lincoln
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Description : Religious truth has always been in dispute, but there are certain times and places in which the debate has been more intense. One such period was the first century CE, when the rapid spread of Christianity with its claims about Jesus produced considerable ferment. The Gospel of John, written late in that century, presents that dispute with greater clarity than any other document of the time. John presents a Jesus who claims not only to tell the truth but also to be the truth. And yet, as the Roman magistrate asks Jesus in John’s gospel, what is truth? Two millennia later in the Western world, pluralism and postmodernism radically challenge traditional notions of truth. Is there any truth beyond the formal logic of merely analytical propositions? And if there is, do humans have any way of knowing it? Many who have a postmodern perspective deny that either rationality or imagination can give us access to the truth. Instead they adopt a throughgoing incredulity toward metanarratives. Truth is again on trial.


Christianity On Trial

Author by : Mark L. Chapman
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Description : Since slavery times African-American religious thinkers have struggled to answer this question: Is Christianity a source of liberation or a source of oppression? In a study that reviews representative thinkers over the last fifty years, Mark Chapman reviews the variety of ways that African-Americans have addressed this problem and how it has informed their work and lives. Beginning with Benjamin Mays, the leading Negro theologian of the post-World War II period, Chapman explores the critical implications of this question right up to the present day. The pivotal turning point in this period is the emergence of the Black Power movement in the 1960s. Sparked in part by the challenge of the Black Muslims, for whom Christianity was simply the white man's religion, inherently racist and oppressive, the era of Black Power saw the rise of militant Black theologies as well. After analyzing the work of the Muslim Elijah Muhammad, Chapman turns to the pioneering work of Black theologians Albert Cleage and James H. Cone. Chapman demonstrates the differences but also uncovers surprising lines of continuity between the older Negro theologians and the later Black theologians, particularly in their efforts to uncover the truly liberative potential of Christianity. 'Christianity on Trial' concludes by exploring the recent emergence of womanist theology. As articulated by Delores S. Williams and other African-American women, womanist theology challenges not only the patriarchal aspects of historical Christianity, but the same limitations in previous Black theologies.


The Trial Of Jan Hus

Author by : Thomas A. Fudge
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Description : Thomas A. Fudge offers an in-depth examination of the indictment, relevant canon law, and questions of procedural legality concerning Jan Hus and the Holy See.


Hell On Trial

Author by : Robert A. Peterson
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The Trial Of Reason

Author by : Ragnar Misje Bergem
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The Origins Of Reasonable Doubt

Author by : James Q. Whitman
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Description : To be convicted of a crime in the United States, a person must be proven guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.” But what is reasonable doubt? Even sophisticated legal experts find this fundamental doctrine difficult to explain. In this accessible book, James Q. Whitman digs deep into the history of the law and discovers that we have lost sight of the original purpose of “reasonable doubt.” It was not originally a legal rule at all, he shows, but a theological one. The rule as we understand it today is intended to protect the accused. But Whitman traces its history back through centuries of Christian theology and common-law history to reveal that the original concern was to protect the souls of jurors. In Christian tradition, a person who experienced doubt yet convicted an innocent defendant was guilty of a mortal sin. Jurors fearful for their own souls were reassured that they were safe, as long as their doubts were not “reasonable.” Today, the old rule of reasonable doubt survives, but it has been turned to different purposes. The result is confusion for jurors, and a serious moral challenge for our system of justice.


God On Trial

Author by : Robert J. Colquhoun
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Martyrdom And Identity

Author by : Michael P. Jensen
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Description : This book addresses the need for an account of Christian discipleship which addresses matters of selfhood and identity in the contemporary context. It will help its readers 'perform' Christian scripture more ably in the light of the witness of Christian martyrs.


The Question Of Theological Truth

Author by : Frederiek Depoortere
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Description : In today¿s world, the boundaries within which Christian theologians operate are becoming ever more permeable, and Christian theology is increasingly influenced and challenged by multiple ¿outside¿ factors. In Western Europe, two such factors stand out in particular: the so-called ¿turn to religion¿ in continental philosophy and religious diversity. Theologians working with contemporary continental philosophers and theologians engaging the multireligious world tend to work quite separately from one another. The aim of the present book is therefore to initiate a conversation between these two groups of theologians. The question of truth was chosen because it is both a key issue in contemporary-philosophical debates (in the continental and analytic traditions) and one that arises in complex and problematic ways in the praxis of, and theoretical reflection on, interreligious dialogue. Some of the pressing questions that are addressed by the contributors to this volume are: What is truth? What is theological truth? How does the issue of truth arise from interreligious encounter? To what extent can or should the nature of truth be discussed explicitly during interreligious dialogue? Or should the question of truth be rather postponed in the interest of successful interreligious encounter? Is there a hermeneutical concept of truth and, if so, how can it be of help for theological reflection on the question of truth and on the role and place of truth in the context of dialogue between religions?


The Bible Under Trial

Author by : James Orr
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Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... Oppositions of Science T is taken for granted in many quarters that there is a wide and growing gulf between science and Christian faith. This impression, fostered by such books as Draper's Conflict Between Religion and Science, White's Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, and now Foster's Finality of the Christian Religion, is commonly accompanied by the belief, often by the bold assertion, that the general attitude of scientific men is one of alienation from Christianity. While criticism has been undermining belief in the Bible from within, science, it is assumed, has been demonstrating its irreconcilability with the actual constitution of things in the outward world. The whole ARRAY OF THE SCIENCES is brought in as witness against the Bible. The Copernican astronomy, it is alleged, has destroyed its view of the cosmos; geology has disproved its cosmogony, and view of the age of the earth; anthropology has similarly confuted its teaching on the age of man; evolution has taken the ground from its belief in Eden, and a pure beginning of the race. Once it is realised, say the objectors, that the earth is not the centre of the universe, but a mere speck in the infinity of worlds; that the world existed for untold ages before man's advent; that man himself is a slow development from inferior forms, and appeared as far back as 100,000, 200,000 or 500,000 years ago; that his original condition was one of brutishness, rising into savagery, then, after long struggling, into civilisation, the whole scheme of Christianity, based on the idea that our planet was the peculiar scene of God's revelations, of the fall and redemption of man, and of the incarnation of God's Son for the purposes of that redemption, sinks in irretrievable ruin....