In this book Stanley Hauerwas explores the significance of eschatological reflection for helping the church negotiate the contemporary world.
In Part One, "Theological Matters," Hauerwas directly addresses his understanding of the eschatological character of the Christian faith. In Part Two, "Church and Politics," he deals with the political reality of the church in light of the end, addressing such issues as the divided character of the church, the imperative of Christian unity, and the necessary practice of sacrifice. End, for Hauerwas, has a double meaning -- both chronological end and end in the sense of "aim" or "goal."In Part Three, "Life and Death," Hauerwas moves from theology and the church as a whole to focusing on how individual Christians should live in light of eschatology. What does an eschatological approach to life tell us about how to understand suffering, how to form habits of virtue, and how to die?
This bold new statement on the nonviolence of God challenges long-standing assumptions of divine violence in theology, the violent God pictured in the Old Testament, and the supposed violence of God in Revelation. In The Nonviolent God J. Denny Weaver argues that since God is revealed in Jesus, the nonviolence of Jesus most truly reflects the character of God. According to Weaver, the way Christians live -- Christian ethics -- is an ongoing expression of theology. Consequently, he suggests positive images of the reign of God made visible in the narrative of Jesus -- nonviolent practice, forgiveness and restorative justice, issues of racism and sexism, and more -- in order that Christians might live more peacefully.
衪替我受刑罰 In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement
What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve?
In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Deep historical thinking can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.
如此我信──基督教教義導引 The Christian Faith：An Introduction to Christian Doctrine
Students of theology live in a world defined by interreligious dialogue. This supplemental theology text prepares students for the real task of understanding and articulating their Christian beliefs in a religiously and culturally diverse world.
Concentrating on the anchoring subjects of God, creation, and humanity, she explores these loci in the broader context of interreligious dialogue with Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam to better understand the Christian tradition.
The Message of Jesus John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington III in Dialogue
John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington III, along with a group of diverse scholars, explore points of agreement and disagreement on the message of Jesus. The book shows how each presents his position in light of the others, as well as their responses to selected questions. The balance of the book is comprised of substantive essays on various facets of the topic from a diverse set of scholars.
Karl Barth's Emergency Homiletic, 1932-1933 A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich
於一九三四年五月，由神學教授巴特（Karl Barth）與百多位認信教會代表通過並發表重要的「巴門宣言」，堅稱教會肩負上帝賦予的使命，拒絕隸屬地上任何政權，勇於對抗野心勃勃的希特勒（Adolf Hitler ）政權並堅決說不。奈何在一片國家民族狂飆浪潮中，大部分德國羣眾甚至信徒都被迷惑，零星反抗亦被鎮壓下來。巴特見時局不可為，惟有回流出生地瑞士，一邊著書立說，一邊繼續關心德國政局的變化，再為重建戰後德國貢獻。而潘霍華決意留守祖國，不惜以生命力阻強輪，至終慷慨就義。一個巨變的時代，兩位當時代的先知，以不同的方式，用生命的承擔和對聖言的詮釋，去堅守信念。