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Jon Kirwan.

in An Avant-garde Theological Generation

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 12478 words.

This chapter examines the Catholic Modernists who belonged to the generation of 1890 (Dreyfus). The primary figures include Alfred Loisy, George Tyrrell, Eduard Le Roy, Maurice Blondel, and...

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“A German Professor Dropped into the American Forests”

Michael J. McClymond.

in After Jonathan Edwards

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7123 words.

This chapter argues that Edwards’s intellectual influence in the three nations of Britain, France, and Germany is primarily focused on three areas of discussion: (1) metaphysical and...

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A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of Rāmānuja

Brian Philip Dunn.

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 336 pages.

This book is a comparative study exploring the writings of an Indian Christian theologian named Ayadurai Jesudason Appasamy (1891–1975) and his comparative theological interaction with the...

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‘A Mechanism of Attachments’

Julia T. Meszaros.

in Selfless Love and Human Flourishing in Paul Tillich and Iris Murdoch

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Christian Theology. 13757 words.

Chapter 6 examines Iris Murdoch’s understanding of the self. It is shown that Murdoch accepts modern insights into the disunited and fluctuant nature of the self, yet also attempts to...

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“A Period of Crisis”

Mark S. Massa.

in The Structure of Theological Revolutions

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 11383 words.

Utilizing Thomas Kuhn’s argument that a “period of crisis” always follows the discovery that the accepted model of science no longer is useful, this chapter examines the famous critique of...

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The Aberdeen Doctors and Henry Scougal

Aaron Clay Denlinger.

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume I

August 2019; p ublished online October 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Theology. 6964 words.

The Aberdeen Doctors and Henry Scougal remain the most recognized theologians of the first and second Episcopalian periods respectively in Aberdeen. This chapter examines the theologies of...

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Abraham’s Dice in the Flow of Life

Reinhold Bernhardt.

in Abraham's Dice

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8041 words.

Randomness often plays an important role in situations experienced as tragic. But if God’s providence is said to reign over the life of each individual, how can there be contingency in...

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Abraham's Dice

Edited by Karl W. Giberson.

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Christian Theology. 376 pages.

Does everything happen for a reason? Does “God’s will,” “karma,” or “fate” provide an overarching purpose to everything? Are disasters and tragedies random, meaningless events? Or is there...

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

Jonathan Kaplan.

in My Perfect One

October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 10330 words.

Chapter 5 discusses how the interpretations found in the tannaitic midrashim reread and subvert the motif of the absent lover found in Song of Songs. These interpretations sublimate and...

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The Absoluteness of Christianity and the Relativity of all History

Johannes Zachhuber.

in Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 8664 words.

This chapter starts with the paradox of historicism, which as formulated by Lessing is that the contingent truths of history cannot provide evidence for the necessary truths of reason. Yet...

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