Dynamics of Theology

Orbis Books - Used book in Good Condition. Jesuit haight provides the fundamental grounds for retrieval of traditional doctrine in new interpretations that bear upon our life in the world today. The award-winning author of Jesus Symbol of God here introduces the discipline of theology.





Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches

Baker Academic - The book presents the strengths and weaknesses in each of the major options. This accessible introduction surveys contemporary theological methodology by presenting leading thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries as models. Rather than favoring one specific position, it helps students of theology think critically so they can understand and develop their own theological method.

Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches - Sound theological method is a necessary prerequisite for good theological work.





By What Authority?: Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church

Liturgical Press Academic - Inspired by pope francis's bold rereading and determined implementation of the teaching of Vatican II, Richard Gaillardetz has completely revised and expanded his book By What Authority? It offers a helpful introduction to the nature and forms of church authority and their relationship to authentic Christian belief and discipleship.

Gaillardetz offers theologically clear and pastorally insightful considerations of:the character of divine revelation, and the proper relationship between theologians, the central faith witness of all the baptizedthe possibility of disagreements with church teaching, the authority of Scripture and traditionthe role of the pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faiththe levels of church teaching authority, the magisterium, and the whole people of Godthe authority of the believing community and the controversial questions that arise when there are conflicting interpretations of church teaching.

By What Authority?: Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church - Few topics are as important, or as controversial, as the proper role and exercise of authority in the Roman Catholic Church.





An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective

Orbis Books - Gaillardetz, University of Toledo. A remarkable achievement. Offers a comprehensive guide to doing theology as part of the Catholic ecclesial community in today's globalized world. An introduction to theology in global Perspective emphasizes that theology is an activity, a process that is anchored in Scripture but interpreted by ecclesial tradition and the magisterium.

An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective - This book also describes a systematic theology as refelction upon the church's central teachings on creation, anthropology, ecclesiology, salvation, the Trinity, redemption, sin, and eternal life. This theology is rooted in the experience that divine is found in a sacramental world and community. In this volume the reader benefits from ascholar's mastery of theological tradition, the sophisticated global contextualization that comes from a lifelong commitment to Christian mission, the clarity and insight of a brillian teacher, and the humility of a committed spiritual pilgrim.

Richard R.





A World Church in Our Backyard: How the Spirit Moved Church and Society

Michael Glazier - How did a culturally diverse world church emerge in our local neighborhoods and backyards? Rather than an accidental coincidence, diversity in our country, neighborhoods and pews was intentionally brought about through the Spirit’s prompting of historical events. Through both ecclesial and legislative reforms, the U.

A World Church in Our Backyard: How the Spirit Moved Church and Society - S. Became home to many ethnically diverse people and allowed for the creation of a worship space incorporating their cultural backgrounds. Opened her shores to migrants around the world. The jubilee of the second vatican council 1962-1965 reminded us how the Catholic Church opened her doors to the world, while the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 revealed how the U.





Theology Brewed in an African Pot

Orbis Books - An intriguing introduction to Christian doctrine from an African perspective. While explaining basic christian beliefs, Theology Brewed in an African Pot also clarifies the differences between an African view of religion and a more Eurocentric understanding of religion. Very accessible and engaging, each of the eleven short chapters ends with three discussion questions followed by one or two African prayers.

Theology Brewed in an African Pot - Using a framework of excerpts from chinua achebe's well-known novel, Trinity, Mary, Things Fall Apart, church, inculturation, creation, grace and sin, the author introduces the major themes of Christian doctrine: God, the saints, Jesus Christ, and spirituality.





Virtue and Theological Ethics: Toward a Renewed Ethical Method

Orbis Books - Salzman and lawler draw upon founda­tional insights from virtue and theologi­cal ethics to propose a Catholic ethical methodological schema for the twenty-first century. Discussing topics such as natural law, conscience, and human dignity, the authors show how their new method may be used to treat issues of human sexuality in light of Cath­olic social teaching.





Teaching for Discipleship: The Call, the Challenge, the Difference

Our Sunday Visitor - Points out why now is the right time to emphasize the call of discipleship, catechetical dynamics that distinguish this from our past approaches, the challenges involved in making "necessary adaptations", and practices that can help all of us keep heart.





The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-literary Introduction

Fortress Press - One of the pioneers of the socio-literary study of the Hebrew Bible introduces the beginning student tothe social forces that shaped ancient Israel's history and scriptures. Gottwald brings new light to everybook of the hebrew Bible, and to the older traditions and sources on which those writings in part depend, payingparticular attention to the rise and fall of empires and the social revolution achieved in Israel's beginnings.

Rebecca J. Kruger gaudino has prepared a clear and concise abridgement of Gottwald s classic textbook, diagrams, now thoroughly updated and lavishly illustrated with maps, and photos. Norman K.





By What Authority?: Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful

Liturgical Press - Authority is exercised in many ways and forms in the Catholic Church today. By what authority? offers a helpful introduction to the forms of Church authority that are concerned with authentic Christian belief. Gaillardetz gă lăr dēē explains what it means to say that the bible is inspired, the role of the Pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith, the distinctive role of the theologians, how Scripture and tradition are related to one another, how to deal with disagreements with Church teaching, the levels of Church teaching authority, and the contribution of all the baptized in the formation of Church teaching.

The chapters conclude by outlining disputed issues regarding the topic of that chapter and a select list of opportunities for further reading. Chapters in part one: the authority of scripture and tradition are what does it mean to say the bible is inspired?" *what is the canon of the bible? - and *what is the relationship between scripture and tradition? - chapters in part Two: The Authority of Church Teaching and the Church's Teaching Office are *How Do We Understand the Magisterium Today? - *How Do the Pope and Bishops Exercise Their Teaching Authority? - and *What Is Dogma and Doctrine? - Chapters in Part Three: The Authority of the Believer and the Believing Community are *What Is the Sense of the Faithful? - *Is There a Place for Disagreement in the Catholic Church? - and *What Is the Proper Relationship Between the Magisterium and Theologians?

By What Authority?: Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful - This book introduces readers to a basic understanding of the nature and exercise of authority in the Catholic Church as understood within the Vision of the Church offered by the Second Vatican Council.





Systematic Theology: A Roman Catholic Approach

Michael Glazier - Systematic theology seeks to understand and render more intelligible the central doctrines of faith and to show how they are related to each other. The present text is intended to be concise and accessible, an introduction that explores basic themes in Catholic systematic theology from a biblical, historical, and contemporary perspective, always aware of today’s theological pluralism.

 . It tries to demonstrate how these doctrines are rooted in scripture and develop in the history of the church; most important, it strives to more adequately express and sometimes reinterpret the church’s doctrinal tradition, always in the interest of better communicating the mystery of salvation and bringing it into a dialogue with culture.