By Thomas C. Oden
For the 1st time, Thomas Oden's Systematic Theology vintage sequence (individually titled The residing God, The notice of Life, and Life within the Spirit) comes in one entire quantity. A popular theologian, Oden presents a consensus view of the Christian religion, delving deeply into historic Christian culture and bringing to the modern church the simplest knowledge from its earlier. during this magisterial paintings, Oden tackles the primary questions of Christian trust and the character of the trinity.
Written for clergy, Christian educators, spiritual students, and lay readers alike, Classic Christianity offers the simplest synthesis of the entire heritage of Christian idea. half one explores the main fascinating questions of the examine of God—Does God exist? Does Jesus exhibit God? Is God own, compassionate, free?—and provides solutions that mirror the large consensus culled from the breadth of the church's academics. it really is rooted deeply and intentionally in scripture yet confronts the modern brain with the power of the Christian culture. half addresses the complicated Christological problems with even if God grew to become flesh, no matter if God grew to become Christ, and even if Christ is the resource of salvation. Oden info the center ideals referring to Jesus Christ which were passed down for the final 200 many years, specifically, who he used to be, what he did, and what that suggests for us this day. half 3 examines how the paintings of God in construction and redemption is being dropped at consummation by means of the Holy Spirit in people, via groups, and within the fullness of human future. Oden's magisterial learn not just treats the normal components of systematical theology but additionally highlights the foundational exegetes all through historical past. protecting the ecumenical councils and early synods; the good lecturers of the japanese church culture, together with Athanasius and John Chrysostom; and the well-liked Western figures equivalent to Augustine, Ambrose, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin, this e-book bargains the reader the fullest realizing of the Christian religion to be had.
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Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology by Thomas C. Oden