God's Presence: A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity (Current Issues in Theology)

God's Presence: A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity (Current Issues in Theology)

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Frances Young
Cambridge University Press, 10/10/2013
EAN 9781107038370, ISBN10: 1107038375

Hardcover, 472 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 3 cm
Language: English

In 2011, Frances Young delivered the Bampton Lectures in Oxford to great acclaim. She offered a systematic theology with contemporary coherence, by engaging in conversation with the fathers of the church - those who laid down the parameters of Christian theology and enshrined key concepts in the creeds - and exploring how their teachings can be applied today, despite the differences in our intellectual and ecclesial environments. This book results from a thorough rewriting of those lectures in which Young explores the key topics of Christian doctrine in a way that is neither simply dogmatic nor simply historical. She addresses the congruence of head and heart, through academic and spiritual engagement with God's gracious accommodation to human limitations. Christianity and biblical interpretation are discussed in depth, and the book covers key topics including Creation, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, spirituality, ecclesiology and Mariology, making it invaluable to those studying historical and constructive theology.

1. From pondering Scripture to the first principles of Christian theology
2. From cosmology to doxology
reading Genesis alongside Plato and Darwin
3. From creation to re-creation
nature and the naked ape
4. From image to likeness
Incarnation and theōsis
5. From Adam and Eve to Mary and Christ
sin, redemption, atonement
6. From inspiration to sanctification
discerning the work of the Holy Spirit
7. From the Church to Mary
towards a critical ecumenism
8. From dogma to theōria
the Christian God