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Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Dale B. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical Truths addresses the question, How can a thinking person of the 21st century, who accepts the conclusions of modern science, historiography, and “facts,” continue to confess the traditional ... More


Golden Apples in Silver Peels: The Origin of the World—An Explanation of Genesis

Kurt Flasch

in Meister Eckhart: Philosopher of Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204865
eISBN:
9780300216370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204865.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Meister Eckhart's explanation of Genesis based on Augustine's three expositions of the first book of the Bible and the commentaries by Ambrose, Basil of Caesarea, Moses ... More


Chinese Theology: Text and Context

Chloë Starr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204216
eISBN:
9780300224931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chinese Theology explores theological writings from mainland China in their historical, social, and textual contexts. From the dialogues of sixteenth-century scholars to the revolutionary writings of ... More


Resistance and Anticipation

Gary Dorrien

in The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Richard R. Wright, Jr., epitomized the second generation of black social gospel leaders that earned graduate degrees in Northern schools, specialized in social science, wrote prolifically, and won an ... More


Introduction

Mona Siddiqui

in Christians, Muslims and Jesus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169706
eISBN:
9780300189261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169706.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores how the two religions of Christianity and Islam perceive the role of Jesus Christ. It also examines how Christians discuss the role of Jesus and how the Muslims respond. It ... More


Introduction

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The modern scholarly task of “biblical theology,” “theology of the Old Testament,” or “theology of the New Testament” may be historically traced from around 1800 and through the 20th century. Its ... More


God

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Even if ancient biblical writers did not have the philosophical training to have anticipated later Christian doctrines such as the transcendence or immanence of God, divine simplicity, even the ... More


The Devil and Mr. Darwin

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates how from a theological perspective, Darwin's new transmutation theory had various problematic attributes. It denied the Creator's role in the diversification of life, along ... More


Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Maria Rosa Antognazza

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Throughout his long intellectual life, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz penned his reflections on Christian theology, yet this wealth of material has never been systematically gathered or studied. This book ... More


Presbyterianism in Scotland After 1690

Thomas Ahnert

in The Moral Culture of the Scottish Enlightenment: 1690-1805

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300153804
eISBN:
9780300153811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153804.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the state of Scottish Presbyterianism in the decades immediately following the Glorious Revolution of 1688 – 89. The revolution had brought about the restoration of the ... More


Alternate Highlands

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses John Walker's first journey through the Hebrides in 1764, with Walker believing that every island contained hidden riches planted there by providence. The discovery of the ... More


Mr. Jefferson’s Dilemma

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on Thomas Jefferson's ideas about geology and his efforts to relate them to his version of natural theology. Jefferson's greatest contribution to natural science was his detailed ... More


The Silver Age of the Astrologers

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses astrology and the religious and intellectual problems that plagued it. First it delves into astrology's compatibility with Christian theology, particularly with doctrines such ... More


The Turn to Subjectivity

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter first discusses the Protestant Evangelical Awakening, a religious movement that swept across the transatlantic world from central Europe to Massachusetts in the early eighteenth century. ... More


Darwin and Creation

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the issues of Darwin and creation. It explains how natural religion and naturalistic science made Darwin discontented with the concept of special creation. It considers the ... More


The Wager in Greenberg's The Ways of the River

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of the Jewish ethos of wager in Uri Tzvi Greenberg's poetry The Ways of the River. It explains that this poem is considered one of the most profound and important ... More


The Two Reformations: The Journey from the Last Days to the New World

Heiko A. Oberman

Donald Weinstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098686
eISBN:
9780300130348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098686.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book seeks to liberate and broaden our understanding of the European Reformation, from its origins in medieval philosophy and theology through the Puritan settlers who brought Calvin's vision to ... More


Creation Theology and Monotheism

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on Philo's creation theology and monotheism. Philo plays an important role in the emergence of a monotheistic creed among Second Temple Jews. Probably coining the term ... More


Introduction

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Europe, the dissemination of Socinian theology sparked acrimonious debates regarding the Trinity and the Incarnation. These Trinitarian debates, despite ... More


Leibniz's Program: The Plan of Catholic Demonstrations

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

At twenty-two years of age, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz drew up a “plan of catholic demonstrations” (Demonstrationum Catholicarum Conspectus) that encompassed the whole of theology as well as the first ... More


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