Karl Barth's Reflections on the Life of Faith

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664232396

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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This collection of short passages from the writings of Karl Barth reflects on the life of Christian faith. Each passage is related to a verse of Scripture, making this an ideal book for daily devotional reading and a variety of other occasions.

God Mocks

A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479883824

Category: Humor

Page: 384

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Winner of the 2016 Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award In God Mocks, Terry Lindvall ventures into the muddy and dangerous realm of religious satire, chronicling its evolution from the biblical wit and humor of the Hebrew prophets through the Roman Era and the Middle Ages all the way up to the present. He takes the reader on a journey through the work of Chaucer and his Canterbury Tales, Cervantes, Jonathan Swift, and Mark Twain, and ending with the mediated entertainment of modern wags like Stephen Colbert. Lindvall finds that there is a method to the madness of these mockers: true satire, he argues, is at its heart moral outrage expressed in laughter. But there are remarkable differences in how these religious satirists express their outrage.The changing costumes of religious satirists fit their times. The earthy coarse language of Martin Luther and Sir Thomas More during the carnival spirit of the late medieval period was refined with the enlightened wit of Alexander Pope. The sacrilege of Monty Python does not translate well to the ironic voices of Soren Kierkegaard. The religious satirist does not even need to be part of the community of faith. All he needs is an eye and ear for the folly and chicanery of religious poseurs. To follow the paths of the satirist, writes Lindvall, is to encounter the odd and peculiar treasures who are God’s mouthpieces. In God Mocks, he offers an engaging look at their religious use of humor toward moral ends.

Theology as a Way of Life

On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith

Author: Adam Neder

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493419781

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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What difference does Jesus Christ make for the way we teach the Christian faith? If he is truly God and truly human, if he reveals God to us and us to ourselves, how might that shape our approach to teaching Christianity? Drawing on the work of Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Barth, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Adam Neder offers a clear and creative theological and spiritual reflection on the art of teaching the Christian faith. This engaging book provides a wealth of fresh theological insights and practical suggestions for anyone involved in teaching and learning Christianity.

Modern Faith and Thought

Author: Helmut Thielicke

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802826725

Category: Religion

Page: 604

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Thielicke here studies the themes of doubt and appropriation in modern Protestant thought. A leading advocate of dialectical theology, Thielicke examines the work of the great German Protestant religious philosophers from Lessing and Schliermacher through Barth and Tillich, probing these theologians' understanding of their context and how this tradition can impact our own engagement with our times. Clear, finely nuanced, historically and philosophically mature, this is a vital reflection on the history of theology and in systematic theology.

Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology

Author: Christian T. Collins Winn,John L. Drury

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087678X

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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The theology of Karl Barth has been a productive dialogue partner for evangelical theology. For too long, however, the dialogue has been dominated by questions of orthodoxy. The present volume seeks to contribute to the conversation through a creative reconfiguration of both partners in the conversation, neither of whom can be rightly understood as preservers of Protestant Orthodoxy. Rather, American evangelicalism is identified with the revivalist forms of Protestantism that arose in the post-Reformation era, while Barth is revisited as a theologian attuned both to divine and human agency. In the ensuing conversation questions of orthodoxy are not eliminated, but subordinated to a concern for the life of God and God's people. This volume brings together seasoned Barth scholars, evangelical theologians, and some younger voices, united by a common desire to rethink both Karl Barth and evangelical theology. By offering an alternative to the dominant constraints, the book opens up new avenues for fruitful conversation on Barth and the future of evangelical theology.

Encountering God

Christian Faith in Turbulent Times

Author: Andrew Purves,Charles Partee

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222420

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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Purves and Partee discuss theology's relevance to personal life and Christian faith from an evangelical perspective and through the lens of the Reformed tradition. "Encountering God" focuses on basic issues of Christian faith as they are filtered through contemporary experience: the merits of doctrine, God, Jesus, faith, justification, sanctification, salvation, sin, predestination, lamentation, hope and joy.

Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian

Collected Shorter Writings

Author: John H. Leith

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664501518

Category: Religion

Page: 363

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Though probably best known for his scholarship on John Calvin, Leith's work in the church and the academy has earned him honors in many areas. The collection of writings reveals some of his areas of expertise, including not only Calvin, but the history of the Presbyterian Church, civil rights and integration, a Christ-centered faith, theological education, issues of sexuality, and the nature of the church. Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian is a through representation of the diversity of Leith's accomplishments, and includes photographs and a complete bibliography of his writings.

Theology Today

Reflections on the Bible and Contemporary Life

Author: Patrick D. Miller

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664229924

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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In this collection of his essays from the popular and respected journal Theology Today, longtime editor Patrick D. Miller offers insights into the basic human condition. His reflections range from popular culture (the popularity of Seinfeld) to political matters (the proper public role for the Ten Commandments) to the sublime (the connection between poetry and faith). The wit and wisdom of this internationally respected biblical scholar come through clearly in this collection.

The God of the Gospel

Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

Author: Scott R. Swain

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839046

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Scott R. Swain provides what might be the definitive critical reading of Robert Jenson's trinitarian theology from an evangelical perspective. Setting Jenson within the larger story of the twentieth century trinitarian revival, Swain proposes constructive pathways back to a classical understanding of the Trinity.

Breakfast with Barth

Author: Donald K. Mckim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781532650956

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Breakfast with Barth: Daily Devotions provides extracts from the writings of theologian Karl Barth. The short devotion that follows explains the meaning of Barth's quotation in light of his overall writings. It also explores the meanings of Barth's thought for contemporary Christian living. The goal is to introduce readers to Barth's theology so it can be readily understood and also to see ways Barth's theological insights--expressed in the initial quotation--can shape our beliefs and help us live the life of Christian faith in today's world. ""Breakfast, as we know, is the most important meal of the day. And Karl Barth is widely regarded as the greatest theologian of the twentieth century. Put them together, as Donald McKim has done, and what you get is the spiritual breakfast of champions. Have a hearty breakfast with Barth before you do anything. It's sure to build a strong body of Christ in innumerable ways."" --George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Donald McKim has produced a beautiful little book that makes Barth accessible to readers of any variety. He presents devotions on texts from Barth that foster not only further thought but aim toward wisdom and edification. In this, McKim has rightly discerned that Barth is read best when he is read in and for the church and for Christians who seek to follow Christ's way."" --Kimlyn J. Bender, George W. Truett Theological Seminary ""Adding to his engaging series of devotional readings of major theologians, Don McKim offers fresh and accessible reflections and meditations on eighty-four bite-size quotations from the writings of Karl Barth. McKim's reflections are substantial enough to invite moments of serious contemplation and brief enough to whet the appetite for more. Whether read consecutively or selected according to the reader's interests at the moment, Barth's abiding insights into the depth and breadth of Christian faith and life are clearly presented."" --Daniel L. Migliore, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Karl Barth's theology is inspiring, but the complexity of his work can be a barrier for many in the church. Don McKim's Breakfast with Barth warmly opens the door to the world of Barth's theology, offering joyful meditations on brief excerpts from his writings. McKim's clear and passionate reflections illuminate the way Barth's ideas relate to one another and urge readers to consider the relevance of his theology for Christian faith and witness today."" --Angela Dienhart Hancock, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Donald K. McKim is a former seminary Academic Dean, Professor of Theology, and editor for Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. He has also served as a pastor. Dr. McKim is the author and editor of a number of books, many focusing on the Reformed theological tradition. He has written books of Daily Devotions based on theologians such as Calvin, Luther, and Bonhoeffer. He is an Honorably Retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).