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The Word of God and the Response of Man 1

Thomas F. Torrance

in God and Rationality

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192139481
eISBN:
9780191670077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192139481.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Word of God refers not to how man has construed the notion of God, but rather God's Word as He himself speaks and lives it. As such, Word in this context represents the activity and personal mode ... More


On Understanding Scripture as the Word of God

Thomas McCall

in Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199203567
eISBN:
9780191708190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203567.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The so-called classical view of scripture states that scripture really is the word of God. Karl Barth's view has emerged as an important and influential alternative to the classical view. He does not ... More


Scripture and the Sufficiency of Divine Speech

Timothy Ward

in Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

In this chapter, speech act theory is outlined and then appropriated, especially in Wolterstorff's development of it, to provide a means by which an ontological link between God and Scripture may be ... More


The Incarnation: The Critical Issues

Gerald O'Collins

in The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248452
eISBN:
9780191600524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248451.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gerald O’Collins outlines 12 issues: the particular, historical truth of the union of divinity and humanity in the one person of Jesus Christ; his personal pre‐existence; the paradox in holding the ... More


Hilary's Understanding and Use of Scripture

Carl L. Beckwith

in Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199551644
eISBN:
9780191720789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551644.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Hilary's understanding of scripture and its normative use in discussions about God does not proceed on apologetic grounds. The challenge faced by Hilary is that his Homoian opponents routinely insist ... More


Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Timothy Ward

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

What are Christians saying when they call the Bible the Word of God? How is that statement to be understood in relation to postmodernity's suspicion of meaning? This book tackles these questions by ... More


Science; Language; Parable; Scripture

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The question of natural theology has a bearing on various other basic concepts, such as science and medicine, language, thought and experience, metaphor and parable, Bible and scripture.


The Nature and Mode of Special Revelation

Jeffrey Mallinson

in Faith, Reason, and Revelation in Theodore Beza (1519–1605)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199259595
eISBN:
9780191698620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259595.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the place and nature of special revelation in Theodore Beza's theology. It explains that Beza affirms the doctrine of a two-fold knowledge of God whereby he expresses an ... More


Rituals of Prayer, Worship, and the Eucharist

Bernard Cooke and Gary Macy

in Christian Symbol and Ritual: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154115
eISBN:
9780199835591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154118.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From the very beginning, Christians have gathered together every week to pray together, read from their sacred texts (the Word of God) and interpret those readings, and to share a ritual meal. This ... More


‘In the Beginning was the Word…’: On Language and Presence

John E. Colwell

in Within the Love of God: Essays on the Doctrine of God in Honour of Paul S. Fiddes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709565
eISBN:
9780191779794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709565.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

Over the centuries the church’s focus on the Prologue of John’s Gospel has been upon its implications for our understanding of the person of Jesus, that this ‘Word become flesh’ is the one who was ... More


The Priest as Teacher

Peter Marshall

in The Catholic Priesthood and the English Reformation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204480
eISBN:
9780191676307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204480.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

To those who had embraced the teachings of Luther and his successors, the paramount duty of the priest was the preaching of the Word of God and instructs the faithful in the faith. This chapter ... More


Militarization in Chiapas

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

When the EZLN retreated to their communities, the army did not immediately pursue them. These communities declared themselves independent of the national and state governments. They governed ... More


The Reformation

Andrew D. Brown

in Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198205210
eISBN:
9780191676550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205210.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

There is quite plausible evidence to suggest that, by the early sixteenth century, more lay people were prepared to welcome radical change. Protestant heresy could feed off a long and active ... More


The Inspiration of the Bible: Two Accounts

Gerald O’Collins, SJ

in Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198824183
eISBN:
9780191868443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824183.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Dealing with biblical inspiration within the scheme of the Word of God in its threefold form (as preached, written, and revealed), Karl Barth distinguished between divine revelation and the inspired ... More


The Synthesis of Dionysius

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

It is common to regard Christianity as a religion of the Word, though to call it “a religion of the Name” might sound like a stretch at first. However, the status of the name—or the names—of God in ... More


The Domestication of Prophecy in the Early Reformation

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses how Early Protestants domesticated prophecy by rejecting the dreams and visions of radicals on the one hand, and by institutionalizing prophecy as a mediated and derivative ... More


Revival

Mark A. Noll

in In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492–1783

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190263980
eISBN:
9780190456849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263980.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses criticisms against revival and describes how anti-revivalists encouraged people to strengthen their reliance on the Scripture for personal spiritual liberation. In the ... More


The Influence of Barth in Scotland

Paul T. Nimmo

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter investigates the influence of the Swiss pastor and academic Karl Barth (1886–1968) upon three important Scottish theologians active in the twentieth century: John McConnachie ... More


Humble Infallibility

James L. Heft

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a historical and theological study, this chapter locates the Catholic dogma of papal infallibility in its context (nineteenth-century Europe and Vatican Council I, 1869–1870). It then traces the ... More


Introduction

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter sets the stage for the study, laying out the primary research question and the answer to this question, both of which are outlined in the book abstract. The author’s methodological ... More


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