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Author Young, Frances M. (Frances Margaret), author
Title God's presence : a contemporary recapitulation of early Christianity / Frances Young
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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 Ethnology Library  BR118 .Y695 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020797636
Descript xiv, 456 pages ; 23 cm
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Series Current issues in theology
Current issues in theology
Note "The Bampton Lectures for 2011."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-456) and index
From pondering scripture to the first principles of Christian theology -- From cosmology to doxology: reading Genesis alongside Plato and Darwin -- From creation to re-creation: nature and the naked ape -- From image to likeness: incarnation and theōsis -- From Adam and Eve to Mary and Christ: sin, redemption, atonement -- From inspiration to sanctification: discerning the work of the Holy Spirit -- From the church to Mary: towards a critical ecumenism -- From dogma to theōria : the Christian God
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
Subject Theology -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
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