The Unreal God of Modern Theology

Klaus Bockmuehl, the late professor of theology and ethics at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, makes a startling and compelling connection between the theologies of the early Karl Barth, Rudolph Bultmann, and the later proponents of an ...

Author: Klaus Bockmühl

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Col. : Helmers & Howard

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040995875

Category: Religion

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Klaus Bockmuehl, the late professor of theology and ethics at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, makes a startling and compelling connection between the theologies of the early Karl Barth, Rudolph Bultmann, and the later proponents of an "atheistic" Christianity. Dr. Bockmuehl urges us to recover the truth of God's reality, proposing a road back through study of the biblical record of God's work in history and through vital experience of God's lordship. His book rings with a passionate call to faith in a living and active God who is very much present in his redemptive work of changing individuals and the world.

The Holy Spirit and Christian Ethics in the Theology of Klaus Bockmuehl

Buchanan, M. Review of The Unreal God of Modern Theology. In Crux 25, no. 1 (1989) 27–28. Bromiley, Geoffrey W. Review (Recommendation/Advertisement) of The Unreal God of Modern Theology. In Theology Today 46, no. 1 (1989) 99.

Author: Annette M. Glaw

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873677

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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Klaus Bockmuehl (1931-1989), former Professor for Systematic Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, published outstanding theological ethical works. The questions that Bockmuehl explored have not lost any relevance: How do we know what God's will is in a particular situation? Is Scripture sufficient for ethical decisions or should we listen to God? Does God even speak today? Is there a distinctive Christian ethic? Bockmuehl's central contribution can be found in his emphasis on the seminal role the Holy Spirit plays within Christian ethics, not only as the one who realizes the reign of God in the life of the individual but also as the one guiding the individual in a particular situation. This book is the first in-depth study of Bockmuehl, introducing readers to his theology and ethics, including a short biographical overview, delineating and appraising how he understands the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian ethics. It is not a book without criticism and its own creative contribution. Annette Glaw concludes her fascinating study with a proposal for a relational concept of the Holy Spirit as the loving presence of God in Christian ethics.

The Journey of Modern Theology

One of the harshest conservative critics (other than fundamentalists) is Reformed theologian Klaus Bockmuehl, who devoted two chapters of The Unreal God of Modern Theology (1988) to Bultmann . His conclusion about Bultmann's ...

Author: Roger E. Olson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830864843

Category: Religion

Page: 720

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In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th Century Theology (1992), coauthored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson tells the full story of modern theology from Descartes to Caputo, from the Kantian revolution to postmodernism, now recast in terms of how theologians have accommodated or rejected modernity.

A Theology for the Church

No intervention of the beyond into this world, such as God's revelation in history, can take place. No Messiah can ever come, on principle.”88 This ground-shaking philosophical development re- sulted in a string of modern theologians ...

Author: Daniel L. Akin

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805426403

Category: Religion

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Leading Baptist and evangelical thinkers examine eight key Christian doctrines, shaping a church theology that is both biblically sound and relevant today.

The Gagging of God

A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural. ... The Unreal God of Modern Theology: Bultmann, Barth and the Theology of Atheism: A Call to Recovering the Truth of God's Reality. Translated by G. Bromiley.

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310830689

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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The Gold Medallion Award-winning book that presents a persuasive case for Christ as the only way to God in light of contemporary religious pluralism. A great majority of social commentators attempting to define modern Western culture land on a common characteristic: pluralism. This isn't unique to secular culture. Many modern approaches to Christian hermeneutics, or biblical interpretation, have given credence to contemporary pluralism. What began as a refreshing restraint and humility in modern theology has fallen more and more into irresoluteness. It's no secret that the contemporary challenges to Christianity are complex and serious. Yet, far from simple fear-mongering, or cultural warmongering, The Gagging of God takes a hard look at the background and intricacy—of pluralism, postmodernity, and hermeneutics—and equips thoughtful Christians to have intelligent, culturally sensitive, and passionate fidelity to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In his contemplative, even-handed approach, Carson provides a structure of Christian thought capable of facing the philosophies of today and piercing their surface. It invites Christians to grapple responsibly with urgent questions of biblically-grounded theology, spirituality, and the defining lines of Christianity, along with its range of challenges from without and within. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and provides a systematic Christian response.

Christian Theology and African Traditions

On the discussion concerning the existence of God see McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict; Geisler, ... the “unreality of God” in theological and philosophical discourse see Bockmuehl, The Unreal God of Modern Theology. 8.

Author: Matthew Michael

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621896432

Category: Religion

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Christian theology is increasingly recognized to be now a non-western enterprise since the high concentrations of Christians in the world are no longer found in the Western societies. Christian Theology and African Traditions takes seriously this present recognition of the southward movement of Christianity from the western world to a non-western setting. It seeks to reposition Christian theology and faith to engage the African traditions in classical category of theology proper, bibliology, anthropology, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology and provides unique insights and problems that these classical and systematic categories poses to African Christianity. Similarly, it provides theological blueprint for non-Africans who are interested in knowing the nature and shape of the Christian theology in non-western settings. Consequently, Christian Theology and African Traditions goes beyond the mere criticism of Western misrepresentation of African traditions to seeing how the Christian theology in its systematic character engages the African traditions. With this methodological template, the work describes in the space of twelve chapters the different classical teachings of the Christian faith on God, scriptures, spirits and demons, the nature of the human person, the persons of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the future life in dialogue with some specific traditions of the African people.

Creation Catastrophe Calvary

... to Theology ( Philadelphia : Trinity Press International , 1990 ) ; John Baillie , Our Knowledge of God ( New York : Charles Scribner's Sons , 1959 ) ; Klaus Blockmuehl , The Unreal God of Modern Theology ( Colorado Springs , Colo .

Author: John Templeton Baldwin

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 0828013233

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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"In this scientific age, what difference does it make whether I believe the world was created in six literal days and that the world was destroyed by a global flood?" In answering these questions, Creation, Catastrophe, and Calvary shows how these beliefs are related to key issues such as the forgiveness of our sins and Sabbath observance. - Foreword; Introduction; Meet the Authors; An Angel's Worldview; The "Days" of Creation in Genesis 1; A Second Creation Account?; Biblical Evidence for the Universality of the Genesis Flood?; The Grand Canyon and the Genesis Flood; The Geologic Column and Calvary: The Rainbow Connection--Implications for an Evangelical Understanding of the Atonement; Evolution: A Theory in Crisis; The Role of Creation in Seventh-day Adventist Theology; Science and Theology: Focusing the Complementary Lights of Jesus, Scripture, and Nature

Has God Said

Cf. George Steiner's similar point: “God the father of meaning, in His authorial guise, is gone from the game.” Real Presences (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989) 127. 14Klaus Bockmühl, The Unreal God of Modern Theology: ...

Author: John Douglas Morrison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498276412

Category: Religion

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Has God said? Has God actually spoken, declared himself and his purposes to us? Historically the Christian faith has affirmed God's redemptive, revelatory speaking as historical, contentful, redemptive, centrally in Jesus Christ and, under Christ and by the Spirit, in the text of Holy Scripture. But in the past three centuries developments in Western culture have created a crisis in relation to historical, divine authority. The modern reintroduction of destructive dualisms, cosmological and epistemological, via Descartes, Newton, Spinoza, and Kant have injured not only the physical sciences (e.g., positivism) but Christian theology as well. The resulting "eclipse of God" has permeated Western culture. In terms of the Christian understanding of revelation, it has meant the separation of God from historical action, the rejection of God's actual self-declaration, and especially in textual form, Holy Scripture. After critical analysis of these dualistic developments, this book presents the problematic effects in both Protestant (Schleiermacher, Bultmann, Tillich) and Roman Catholic (Rahner, Dulles) theology. The thought and influence of Karl Barth on the nature of Scripture is examined and distinguished from most "Barthian approaches." The effects of dualistic "Barthian" thought on contemporary evangelical views of Scripture (Pinnock, Fackre, Bloesch) are also critically analyzed and responses made (Helm, Wolterstorff, Packer). The final chapter is a christocentric, multileveled reformulation of the classical Scripture Principle, via Einstein, Torrance, and Calvin, that reaffirms the church's historical "identity thesis," that Holy Scripture is the written Word of God, a crucial aspect of God's larger redemptive-revelatory purpose in Christ.

The God Who Believes

known: Is God simply a projection of my greatest values (Feuerbach), a wish fulfillment for a heavenly father (Freud), ... 1958), 40– 41; and the critique in Klaus Bockmuehl, The Unreal God of Modern Theology, trans.

Author: Christian D. Kettler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725243033

Category: Religion

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How does one deal with doubt? Are faith and doubt irreconcilable? Does one's understanding of God affect the answers to these questions? Christian Kettler investigates these questions from a christological perspective, drawing implications from the Scottish theologian T. F. Torrance and his doctrine of "the vicarious humanity of Christ." If we take the humanity of Christ seriously, should we not speak of the faith of Jesus as a vicarious faith, believing for us and in our place when it is difficult if not impossible to believe? How Christians know God ("Jesus Knows God for Us and in Our Place"), who God is ("Who is the God Whom Jesus Knows?"), and how to believe in God in a world of suffering and evil ("Providence, Evil, Suffering, and the God Who Believes") receive new insight in light of this christological exploration. Wendell Berry's poignant novel of a humble country barber, 'Jayber Crow,' adds an incarnational context to a discussion with important pastoral and existential dimensions. In the vicarious faith of Christ we are not left, as James Torrance cautions us, to be thrown back upon ourselves, but called to participate by the Spirit in the faith of Jesus.

20th Century Theology

God and the World in a Transitional Age Stanley J. Grenz, Roger E. Olson ... The Chicago Theological Seminary Register (February 1961). , Costly Grace: An Introduction to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. ... The Unreal God of Modern Theology.

Author: Stanley J. Grenz

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830878895

Category: Religion

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Stanley J. Grenz and Roger E. Olson offer a sympathetic guide and a critical assessment of the significant theologies and theologians of the 20th century. They trace the shifts in theol-ogy as it has moved back and forth between God's immanence and God's transcendence.