God The Economist

Author: M. Douglas Meeks
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 145141336X
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God does not appear in the modern market. For most economists this is as it should be. It is in no way necessary, according to modern economic theory, to consider God when thinking about economy. Indeed, the absence of God in economic matters is viewed as necessary to the great advances in modern economy. The difficulty with modern market economies, however, is that human livelihood is also left out of the theory and practice of the market economy. ?"I propose to bring the church's teaching about God, the doctrine of the Trinity, to bear on the masked connections between God and economy. I will treat the Trinity as the way of understanding what the Bible calls the 'economy of God.'?

God The Economist

Author: M. Douglas Meeks
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN: 0800623290
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God does not appear in the modern market. For most economists this is as it should be. It is in no way necessary, according to modern economic theory, to consider God when thinking about economy. Indeed, the absence of God in economic matters is viewed as necessary to the great advances in modern economy. The difficulty with modern market economies, however, is that human livelihood is also left out of the theory and practice of the market economy. … I propose to bring the church's teaching about God, the doctrine of the Trinity, to bear on the masked connections between God and economy. I will treat the Trinity as the way of understanding what the Bible calls the 'economy of God.'… "A brief map of our journey is in order. Chapter 1 considers our present economic quandaries and reasons the church has kept God and economy separated. Chapter 2 inquires about ways in which theology and political economy might be correlated. In chapter 3 we trace some of the historical and theological implications of God's official absence from the market and the surreptitious presence of God concepts in the assumptions behind modern economistic theory. The next chapter investigates some biblical warrants for using Economist as a metaphor for God. The final three chapters examine some of our society's basic assumptions about property, work, and needs. By making a trinitarian critique of God concepts entailed in these assumptions, we seek to open up new possibilities for the church to struggle with economic questions on the assumptive level and to live both before God and in the face of massive problems that emerge in a society extolling liberty and justice in which the denial of livelihood to many people raises radical questions about liberty and justice." — from the Preface

Christian Faith And The Earth

Author: Ernst M. Conradie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567066176
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Christianity has often been accused for being complicit in ecological destruction. In response, Christian ecotheology offers both a Christian critique of environmental destruction and an ecological critique of Christianity. It thus encourages an ecological reformation of the Christian tradition for the sake of the whole earth. This volume focuses such a dual critique on the content and significance of the Christian faith in order to confront those aspects that may undermine an environmental praxis, ethos and spirituality. Each of the essays explores one of the core Christian symbols, seeks to capture the current state of the debate in this regard, identifies emerging horizons for such an ecological reformation and invites conversation on the road ahead. This volume includes essays on the trinity, Christology, pneumatology, creation, anthropology, natural suffering, providence, sin and salvation, the nature, governance, ministries and missions of the church, eschatological consummation, a Christian ethos, the role of liturgy, religious plurality andunderlying methodological problems. It thus complements several other discourses in ecotheology on biblical hermeneutics, a retrieval of particular traditions, environmental ethics, animal studies, ecclesial praxis, Christian missions and religion and ecology. The volume captures insights emerging from a collaborative research project on 'Christian Faith and the Earth' in which more than one hundred leading ecotheologians from six continents participated since 2007. It builds on the culminating conference of this project held in Cape Town in August 2012.It extends the conversation on the road ahead through inputs from contributing authors and various respondents.

Nature Space And The Sacred

Author: Sigurd Bergmann
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754666867
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Nature, Space and the Sacred offers the first investigative mapping of a new and highly significant agenda: the spatial interactions between religion, nature and culture. In this ground-breaking work, different concepts of religion, theology, space and place and their internal relations are discussed in an impressive range of approaches. Weaving together a diversity of perspectives, this book presents an innovative and truly transdisciplinary environmental science. Its broad range offers a rich exchange of insights, methods and theoretical engagements.

The Other Hand Of God

Author: Kilian McDonnell
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814651712
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If the Spirit is not equal to the Father and the Son, can the Trinity survive? Is the role of the Spirit in salvation as important as that of the Son? Why was the divinity of the Spirit problematic in the early Church? If the Son, Jesus Christ, is the way the truth and the life," what role does the Spirit have in God's reaching out to touch the Church and the world? Is there any contact with, any experience of God, apart from the Spirit? In what sense is the Spirit the goal of the Christian life? The Other Hand of God addresses these theological queries. Chapters are *To Do Pneumatology is to Do Trinity, - *Struggling with Ambiguity, - *The Way of Doxology, - *To Do Pneumatology is to Do Eschatology, - *Movement Toward Fixity: Holy Spirit in Patristic Eschatology, - *To Do Pneumatology Is to Start at the Beginning, - *No Unified Vision in the New Testament, - *Losing the Battle to Stay with the Imprecision of the Scriptures, - *The Mission of the Spirit: Junior Grade? - *God Beyond the Self of God, - *The Return: The Highway Back to the Father, - *The Spirit Is the Touch of God, - *The Tradition of Subordinationism, - *Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son, - *Gregory Nazianzus: The Divine Pedagogy in Steps, - *The Council of Constantinople: The Triumph of Discretion, - *To Do Pneumatology is to Start with Experience, - *Experience of the Spirit in the Early Church, - *William of St. Thierry: 'so I May Know by Experience,'- *Bernard of Clairvaux: 'Today We Read in the Book of Experience,'- *The Role of Pneumatology in an Integral Theology, - *The Continuing Quest for a Theology of the Holy Spirit, - and *Toward a Theology in the Holy Spirit. - Kilian McDonnell, OSB, STD, a monk and priest of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, is the founder and the president of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville. For years he was a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Unity in Rome. He has been involved both nationally and internationally in dialogues with the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, and Disciples of Christ. He has published on John Calvin, Christian initiation, and on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, as well as collections of poetry. The Catholic Theological Society of America has honored him for his contributions to theology. "

A Theological Introduction To The Book Of Psalms

Author: J. Clinton McCann, Jr.
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426750076
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Taking his point of departure from the newest frontier of research, McCann reads the psalms in the context of their final shape and canonical form. He interprets the psalms as scripture as well as in their character as songs, prayers, and poetry from Israel's history. McCann's intent is to contribute to the church's recovery of the psalms as torah--as instruction, as a guide to prayer, praise of God, and pious living. The explicit connections which McCann draws from the psalms to the New Testament and to Christian faith and life are extensive, making his work suitable for serious study of the psalms in academic and in church settings. An appendix examines the tradition of singing the psalms and offers suggestions for the use of the psalms in worship.