Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity, Volume 1

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Wallace M. Alston, Michael Welker
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 449 pages
Christian theology, classically defined, is faith's intellectual work of seeking understanding, not in order to prove its truth but to persuade those who hear it proclaimed. Theology done from within the Reformed tradition has long displayed this quality, and it continues to develop in response to our changing world. "Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity" is an excellent resource for readers interested in examining current trends and motifs in Reformed thought.

Written by systematic theologians from around the world, this book explores the meaning of the Reformed tradition and its relevance for the contemporary church. The contributors highlight ways that Reformed theology can enrich the church ecumenical even as they seek to realize a more catholic Reformed community of inquiry.

Contributors: P. Mark Achtemeier
Wallace M. Alston Jr.
H. Russel Botman
Eberhard Busch
Dawn DeVries
Margit Ernst
Gabriel Fackre
Douglas Farrow
David Fergusson
Botond Gaal
Colin Gunton
George Hunsinger
William Stacy Johnson
Yung Han Kim
Ulrich H. J. Kortner
Jan Milič Lochman
Bruce L. McCormack
Peter McEnhill
Daniel L. Migliore
Piet J. Naude
Milan Opocě nsky
Jan Rohls
Dirk Smit
George W. Stroup
A. van de Beek
Leanne Van Dyk
Michael Weinrich
Michael Welker
Myung Yong Kim
Carver T. Yu

 

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Contents

The Identity of Reformed Theology and Its Ecumenicity
3
Reformed Strength in Its Denominational Weakness
20
Reformed Theology Past and Future
34
The End of Reformed Theology? The Voice of Karl Barth
46
Catholic
65
We Believe in One Holy and Catholic Church
85
Election and Ecclesiology in the PostConstantinian Church
97
Church State and Civil Society in the Reformed Tradition
111
Calvinism as an Ascetic Movement
205
A Proposal for Pedagogical Strategies in Theological
223
Can We Still Be Reformed? Questions from
233
Reformed Identity in an Ecumenical World
257
Reconsidering the Doctrine of Providence
281
Friedrich Schleiermacher
294
In Support of a Reformed View of Ascension and Eucharist
351
A Cry for Life in a Global Economic Era
375

A Reformed Response to Some
127
Towards
140
PART III
155
Reformed Pneumatology and Pentecostal Pneumatology
170
A Reformed Theological Perspective Based on
190
Processus Confessionis
385
The Unity of Identity
398
The Openness and Worldliness of the Church
412
How Do We Deal
435
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Michael Welker is professor and chair of systematic theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

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