The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God

In keeping with the conviction that theology is the application of God's word to our lives in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis with practical insight and counsel for living in the knowledge of God.

Author: John M. Frame

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 0875522629

Category: Religion

Page: 437

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Frame explores our relationship with God as a knowing relationship. He writes, "We tend to forget how often in Scripture God performs His mighty acts so that men will 'know' that He is Lord." He thus examines our knowledge of God as it relates to our knowledge of ourselves and of the world in which we live. Reflecting his conviction that theology is the application of Scripture to life in all situations, Frame combines trenchant analysis of theological, apologetical, and epistemological issues with refreshingly practical insights for living in the knowledge of God. -- Publisher's description.
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The Knowledge of God in Calvin s Theology

The Knowledge of God in Calvin s Theology

"Eerdmans' third edition of Dowey's The Knowledge of God in Calvin's Theology is both a welcomed and noteworthy publishing event, welcomed because its publication makes available for a new generation Dowey's substantive analysis of Calvin's ...

Author: Edward A. Dowey

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015034865124

Category: Religion

Page: 283

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"Eerdmans' third edition of Dowey's The Knowledge of God in Calvin's Theology is both a welcomed and noteworthy publishing event, welcomed because its publication makes available for a new generation Dowey's substantive analysis of Calvin's thought and noteworthy because its author's breadth of scholarship, then and now, endows the work, with its expanded appendices, with a lively, penetrat-ing, and judicious perspective from which to assess Calvin's theological genius. With incisive clarity, Dowey both explains and criticizes Calvin's principle of the duplex cognitio domini, illuminating how the Reformer's concept of the knowledge of God the Creator and the knowledge of God the Redeemer controls and contributes to the whole of Calvin's thought. Although first published over forty years ago, Dowey's comprehensive study still remains the best on the subject." - Theology Today
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Church Dogmatics

Church Dogmatics

Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian.

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567090213

Category: Religion

Page: 562

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Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian.
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Church Doctrine Volume 2

Church Doctrine  Volume 2

Knowledge of God therefore means Jesus Christ; and Jesus Christ means the
knowledge of God; for in Christ are ... 2 As we turn now to the doctrine of the
knowledge of God, this positive witness from the Apostle Paul must be our guide,
the ...

Author: Paul C. McGlasson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874049

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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The present volume is the second in a five-volume study of church doctrine. The multivolume set will cover the major parts of church doctrine: Canon, God, Creation, Reconciliation, and Redemption. The first volume (now in print) begins with an introduction to the entire project on why doctrine matters, which stresses the ecumenical, global, and above all biblical horizons of church doctrine as a primary expression of Christian witness. The purpose of this second volume can be simply stated: to let God be God. In a world in which the God of the Christian witness is often confused with the tribal god of religion--a god who sets "us" against "them," who divides humanity into nations, peoples, regions, races--the gospel proclaims the living God of the Bible who fashions a new humanity on the earth. This God in the freedom of his love elects to be for humanity, and calls all humanity to live for him. Church doctrine is not a luxury, but a necessity for the living community of faith, by which its witness in word and deed is tested against the one true measure of Christ the risen Lord.
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Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth

This book is a work of systematic theology that provides a fresh interpretation of Aquinas on the nature of theology, and uncovers and explores theological affinities between Aquinas and Protestant theologian Karl Barth.

Author: Eugene F. Rogers

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018404629

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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This book is a work of systematic theology that provides a fresh interpretation of Aquinas on the nature of theology, and uncovers and explores theological affinities between Aquinas and Protestant theologian Karl Barth.
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Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of God Volume 2 Part2

Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of God  Volume 2  Part2

It is grounded in the knowledge of Jesus Christ because He is both the electing
God and elected man in One. It is part of the doctrine of God because originally
God's election of man is a predestination not merely of man but of Himself.

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567093844

Category: Religion

Page: 820

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Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian. T&T Clark International is now proud to be publishing the only complete English translation of the Church Dogmatics in paperback.
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Our Knowledge of God

Our Knowledge of God

Likewise, it was not at all clear how the doctrine of simplicity is compatible with
the doctrine that (7) God is triune. To the best of my knowledge it was the same
for all other medieval philosophers and theologians – though here I stand to be ...

Author: K.J. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401125765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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Natural theology is the project of articulating, defending and CntlClzmg arguments for the existence and nature of God without the aid of special revelation. Philosophical theology, which employs the rational methods of natural theology, is not restricted to premises that are discernible through observation and reason; it may rightly employ premises that are knowable through special revelation. While the project of natural theology may be construed as an attempt to demonstrate God's existence, one cannot ignore the importance of using reason or experience to understand, determine or assess attributes. One will want to know at the conclusion of a proof in natural God's theology if one has proved the existence of God and not merely the prim urn mobilum, source of moral obligation or a committee of finite designers; while God may be the prime mover and designer of the cosmos, none of these attributes alone is sufficient for making a claim to divinity. It is, therefore, difficult to distinguish sharply the project of natural theology from philosophi cal theology. The project of classical natural theology has been the attempt to prove God's existence and nature with arguments that employ premises that all rational creatures are obliged to accept.
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Calvin s Catholic Christology

Calvin s Catholic Christology

Philip ' s doctrine was at many points simple and immature , yet was a means of
bringing Nathaniel to Christ : so the principle aim of doctrine is that somehow
those who hear it might arrive at Christ . 2 KNOWLEDGE OF GOD EXTRA HANC
 ...

Author: Edward David Willis

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN:

Category: Incarnation

Page: 164

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Categories: Incarnation

Calvin s Doctrine of Biblical Authority

Calvin s Doctrine of Biblical Authority

Knowledge. of. God: The. Duplex. Cognitio. Domini. C. alvin opened the first
edition of the Institutes in 1536 with the following thought, “All sacred doctrine
consists in two things: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.”1 Again in his
Instruction ...

Author: Abd-el-Masih Istafanous

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608996445

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Calvin's Doctrine of Biblical Authority offers a profound new approach to a long-debated topic. Istafanous draws upon Calvin's twofold structure regarding salvation to illumine the Reformer's twofold knowledge of God with particular focus on biblical authority. In doing so, Istafanous presents Calvin's view of biblical authority framed within modern discussions of inspiration. In the 1539 edition of the Institutes, and in all subsequent editions, John Calvin presented justification and sanctification as the "twofold grace of God." He repeatedly taught this concept in all of his commentaries, sermons, and other writings. More than any other reformer, Calvin used the "twofold grace" to express the full relationship between justification and sanctification. In the definitive edition of the Institutes (1559), Calvin introduced the concept of the "twofold knowledge of God." This framework has been considered by many as the ordering principle of the Institutes and all of Calvin's theology.Istafanous argues that the "twofold Grace" inspired Calvin to introduce the concept of the "twofold knowledge" in 1559. Thus, the "twofold grace of God" provides the key to understanding the "twofold knowledge" specifically and Calvin's theology generally.
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The Doctrine of God

The Doctrine of God

A global survey of interpretations of God in Scripture, Christian history, and contemporary theology with a focus on key God-talk issues of the day.

Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801027529

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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A global survey of interpretations of God in Scripture, Christian history, and contemporary theology with a focus on key God-talk issues of the day.
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On Christian Doctrine Annotated Edition

On Christian Doctrine  Annotated Edition

Purity of life has reference to the love of God and one's neighbor; soundness of
doctrine to the knowledge of God and one's neighbor. Every man, moreover, has
hope in his own conscience, so far as he perceives that he has attained to the ...

Author: St. Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849621124

Category:

Page: 200

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This volume is accurately annotated, including * an extensive biography of the author and his life * working interactive footnotes The four books of St. Augustin On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a compend of exegetical theology to guide the reader in the understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, according to the analogy of faith. The first three books were written ad 397; the fourth was added 426. It is the first and best patristic work on biblical Hermeneutics, and continued for a thousand years, together with the Prefaces of Jerome, to be the chief exegetical guide. Although it is superseded as a scientific work by modern Hermeneutics and Critical Introductions to the Old and New Testaments, it is not surpassed for originality, depth and spiritual insight.
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The Lord Is the Spirit

The Lord Is the Spirit

Frame, The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, 13 (emphasis his). 44. Frame
adds, “It is important to see the three lordship attributes as forming a unit, not as
separate from one another. God is 'simple' in the theological sense (not
compounded ...

Author: John A. Studebaker Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630876852

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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Although the doctrine and work of the Holy Spirit is no longer being ignored in theology (as was often the case in centuries past), the authority of the Spirit remains essentially undefined. The need for such a definition, however, is urgent. Some dangerous trends in the contemporary understanding of the Spirit have developed (trends that can only be exposed through careful exegesis of Scripture and theological clarification). Indeed, some contemporary models often leave us with a nonauthoritative "Spirit" predisposed toward universalism, experientialism, or panentheism. This work will attempt to show that the nature of the Holy Spirit's authority can be clearly defined through biblical and systematic theology. When we investigate the Spirit's place within the pattern of divine authority, as specified in Scripture, we discover that the Holy Spirit indeed possesses a unique authority as divine Person, Christ's Executor, Teacher, and Governor of the Church. Such a work will be helpful for both the theologian and the pastor. First, definitions of the Spirit's authority will be developed through historical, exegetical, and theological analysis. Then these definitions will be applied to specific church practices, including hermeneutics, church structure and guidance, and Christian spirituality. A response will also be given to those "practical theologies" that are subtly diminishing the Spirit's authority in relation to the contemporary church.
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The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox

The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox

But calvin goes on to mark the fact that while God's revelation of himself in man
and in the universe is both ubiquitous and ... Warfield summarizes the main
elements of calvin's doctrine of the knowledge of God and of the noetic effects of
sin, ...

Author: Brant Bosserman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874964

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox grapples with the question of how one may hold together the ideals of systematic theology, apologetic proof, and theological paradox by building on the insights of Cornelius Van Til. Van Til developed an apologetic where one presupposes that the triune God exists, and then proves this Christian presupposition by demonstrating that philosophies that deny it are self-defeating in the specific sense that they rely on principles that only the Trinity, as the ultimate harmony of unity and diversity, can furnish. A question raised by Van Til's trademark procedure is how he can evade the charge that the apparent contradictions of the Christian faith render it equally self-defeating as non-Christian alternatives. This text argues that for Van Til, Christian paradoxes can be differentiated from genuine contradictions by the way that their apparently opposing elements discernibly require one another, even as they present our minds with an irresolvable conflict. And yet, Van Til failed to sufficiently vindicate the central Christian paradox--the doctrine of the Trinity--along the lines required by his system. Hence, the present text offers a unique proof that God can only exist as the pinnacle of unity-in-diversity, and as the ground of a coherent Christian system, if He exists as three, and only three, divine Persons.
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Evolution Knowledge and Revelation

Evolution  Knowledge and Revelation

To the seeker after wisdom the immanence of God is revealed; his voyage of
discovery is worth while, for it teaches him ... revealing truth ; preaching
passionately the essential heart of the old Jewish doctrine that the knowledge of
God is an ...

Author: Stewart A. McDowall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107604940

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 138

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Presents four lectures based around an examination of the nature of being in its relationship with the process of existence.
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Cornelius Van Til s Doctrine of God and Its Relevance for Contemporary Hermeneutics

Cornelius Van Til s Doctrine of God and Its Relevance for Contemporary Hermeneutics

This second remedy also highlights other important themes in Van Tilregarding
incomprehensibility in terms of God's knowledge. First, he often speaks of God's
knowledge of himself as the ultimate reference point for man's knowledge.

Author: Jason B. Hunt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532682872

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Cornelius Van Til’s Doctrine of God and Its Relevance for Contemporary Hermeneutics seeks to answer the question, “What does Van Til have to do with hermeneutics?” It is argued that some of the most relevant concerns in the field of contemporary hermeneutics are similar to those addressed by Van Til in the area of apologetics. Van Til’s approach involved a self-conscious consistency between method and theology proper in order to reason according to the Christian worldview found in Scripture. Just as one’s apologetic method should be consistent with the theology revealed in the Bible, so also should one’s hermeneutic. This work not only argues that Van Til has an important place in the hermeneutical discussion, but also demonstrates his place in terms of the main contours in his doctrine of God. In doing so, certain influences on evangelical hermeneutics are considered according to consistency with theology proper. Lastly, a Van Tillian hermeneutic is applied to the often-debated issue concerning the New Testament use of the Old Testament.
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Vol 1 Repentance The Doctrine of God and the Knowledge of Salvation in the Old Testament

Vol 1  Repentance  The Doctrine of God and the Knowledge of Salvation  in the Old Testament

Would to God that the Body of Christ would stop their running! God had
commanded Jonah to cry against the great city of Nineveh (cf. Jonah 1:2) The fact
that Jonah initially evaded this command, leaves me to believe that Jonah had
some ...

Author: Ed Marr

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781594675591

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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This work is written with a law enforcement officer?s investigative mindset and from the perspective of a prisoner.I discovered through a survey of Christian bookstores that no books were exclusively on or about repentance, but most only touched on the topic. The only author who had anything to say about repentance beyond a mere mention was Charles G. Finney in Finney?s Systematic Theology. This 600-page work transformed my thinking and influenced my investigation.This book discusses spiritual leadership without bashing any spiritual leader. It points out carnality without castigating any particular ministry or denomination. Hundreds of illustrations will familiarize the reader with revelations about repentance and carnality. These illustrations, like parables, contain revolutionary truths that are true to Scripture, reason, and life, so that Repentance: The Doctrine of God may become one harmonious revelation!Warning: As you read this book, you will encounter deep-seated carnality residing within the blackened depths of your soul, and it will not want to be exposed! But take heart?Almighty God will accompany you on this journey for the complete regeneration of your soul.
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Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God

Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God

Each of the topics that we have examined thus far— the purification and
illumination of the theologian, the spiritual ascent to God through the doctrine of
Christ, and the divinizing presence of the Holy Spirit in theology and exegesis—
finds its ...

Author: Christopher A. Beeley

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195313970

Category: Music

Page: 396

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Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390 C.E.) has had an immeasurable influence on the Eastern and Western Christian traditions. Along with his homiletical, ecclesiastical, and literary achievements, Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity became the definitive expression of the orthodox faith in GreekChristian tradition, which caused him to be the only person other than John the Evangelist to be granted the title of "Theologian" by an ecumenical church council. As a testimony to Gregory's importance, he is the most cited author after the Bible in Byzantine Christian literature. Christopher Beeley's groundbreaking study-the first comprehensive treatment in modern scholarship-examines Gregory's doctrine of the Trinity in the full range of his theological and practical vision. Following an overview of Gregory's life and major theological works, Beeley examines Gregory'steaching on a vast range of subjects: the purification and illumination of the theologian; the human limitations and the divine possibilities of the knowledge of God; the unique identity of Christ; Gregory's dynamic understanding of "divinization"; and the distinctive place of the Holy Spirit inChristian theology. Beeley's expansive discussion culminates in Gregory's understanding of the Trinity as a whole, which proves to be the fundamental principle of all Christian doctrine and practice. Finally, Beeley identifies the Trinitarian shape and purpose of pastoral ministry, of which Gregoryis also the seminal theorist in Christian tradition. Beeley offers new insights in several key areas, including the reinterpretation of the famous Theological Orations and Christological epistles within the larger framework of Gregory's corpus. Long eclipsed in twentieth-century scholarship, Gregory's doctrine is now brought into full view as themajor Greek witness to the Trinity as the governing principle and the main interpretive framework of the Christian life.
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Reforming the Doctrine of God

Reforming the Doctrine of God

opportunity to present the Christian understanding and experience of divine
knowing , acting , and being as the gospel in our contemporary culture . This
book is an exploration of this conceptual space , but it is important for us to begin
by ...

Author: F. LeRon Shults

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829880

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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In dialogue with late modern developments in philosophy, science and biblical scholarship, "Reforming the Doctrine of God" explores the conceptual space opened up by three theological trajectories that have sought to recover traditional emphases on Infinity, Trinity and Futurity, and offers a reconstructive presentation of the Christian understanding and experience of the Gospel of divine knowing, acting and being.
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Communion with the Triune God

Communion with the Triune God

See also Kruger, “Doctrine of the Knowledge of God,” 387. Going back to
Torrance's understanding of the interrelationship between revelation and
reconciliation, he argues that even knowledge of God must involve a moral
transformation in ...

Author: Dick O. Eugenio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630872991

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The revival of Trinitarian studies in the twentieth century ushered in a new era of theological innovation. The renewed and dedicated articulation of the Trinity as a doctrine in its own right is indeed noteworthy, but more important and praiseworthy are the recent endeavors of theologians in integrating the doctrine of the Trinity with other Christian doctrines and with the many variegated aspects of the life and ministries of the church. Today, it is common to encounter the term "Trinitarian" being used as a modifier: Trinitarian worship, Trinitarian ecclesiology, etc. This book presents Thomas F. Torrance as a participant theologian in this integrative paradigm. Because Torrance argues that the Trinity is "the ground and grammar of theology," his doctrine of salvation is consistently Trinitarian. But how did he formulate his unique Trinitarian soteriology? This book attempts to spell this out.
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