Retrieving Doctrine

Retrieving Doctrine : Explorations in Reformed Theology

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In recent times there has been an increasing tendency, not only to be interested in past theology, but also to retrieve it in order to engage with its central concerns as a way of furthering our own present understanding. In this profound yet accessible book Oliver Crisp brings a number of Reformed theologians into dialogue with contemporary theological concerns in a bid to form and maybe to transform the way we do theology today. Crisp dialogues with theological giants such as John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Karl Barth, and others. The topics chosen reflect central theological themes: * creation and providence * sin and salvation * the Christian life. The combination of past thought and present concerns makes for a totally engaging conversation through which Oliver Crisp presents his ideas. If we are to do contemporary theology well we need to listen carefully to past masters. Retrieving Doctrine: Explorations in Reformed Theologybrings a number of key Reformed theologians into dialogue with contemporary philosophical and doctrinal concerns in a bid to further this strategy of theological retrieval'. The topics chosen for this book reflect some of the central concerns of Reformed theology: *Part I: Creation and Providence *1. John Calvin on Creation and Providence *2. Karl Barth on Creation *Part II: Sin and Salvation *3. Jonathan Edwards on the imputation of sin *4. Francis Turretin on the Necessity of the Incarnation *5. John McLeod Campbell and non-penal substitution *6. On Karl Barth's denial of universalism *Part III: The Christian Life *7. John Williamson Nevin on the Church *8. John Calvin on Impetration *9. Jonathan Edwards on the Qualifications for Communionshow more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 150 x 224 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • Authentic Media
  • Carlisle, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1842276883
  • 9781842276884
  • 751,409

About Oliver D. Crisp

Oliver D. Crisp (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Bristol. Crisp is an evangelical philosophical theologian who completed his doctoral studies under Paul Helm. Previously, he taught at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland (2002-2004), and held the Frederick J. Crosson Research Fellowship in the Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame, USA (2004-2005). He was visiting lecturer at Regent College, Vancouver lecturing on Christology. His published works include Jonathan Edwards: Philosophical Theologian (Ashgate, 2003), edited with Paul Helm, bringing together state-of-the-art essays from leading theologians and philosophers from the USA and UK on Edwards; also published Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (Ashgate, 2005) and An American Augustinian: Sin and Salvation in the Dogmatic Theology of William G. T. Shedd Two volumes on Christology; Divinity and Humanity: the Incarnation Reconsidered (Cambridge, 2007) and God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology(T & T Clark, 2009). Forthcoming works include An Essay on Original Sin (Oxford University Press, 2010); Analytic Theology, edited with Michael Rea (Oxford University Press, 2008); A Reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology (Continuum, 2008); Retrieving Dogmatics: Essays in Reformed Theology (Paternoster, 2010) and Helm on Philosophy of Religion: Collected Essays of Paul Helm (Ashgate, 2010). - Editorial more

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