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The Salvation of Non‐Christians

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter takes up three questions: What did the New Testament authors hold about the universal impact of Christ as Redeemer? Why did they hold what they did about Christ as universal mediator of ... More


“Witnesses to the Life of Innocency”: A Testimony from Rhode Island Quakers

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Some Rhode Island Quakers issued a “testimony” during the war elucidating the peace testimony and criticizing their brethren in government. The testimony stressed that peace was the fruit of ... More


Scripture Interpreting Scripture: Reopening the Word

Marie Noonan Sabin

in Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Sabin shows how Mark uses both direct citations and indirect echoes of Hebrew Scripture to construct a framework of interpretation. In particular, she shows how the opening word of Mark's Gospel, ... More


Dreaming the Common Good/s: The Kin-dom of God as a Space of Utopian Politics

Melanie Johnson-Debaufre

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

As the central metaphor of Jesus’ teaching in the synoptic gospels, the “Kingdom of God” (basileia tou theou) has inspired and authorized both Christian empire building and its anti-imperial ... More


Jesus and Empire: The Teacher and the Man of Deed

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Jesus appeared as a prophet, proclaiming the Kingdom (Sovereignty) of God. As regards foreign rule over Israel, he stood within the biblical and prophetic tradition and seems to have accepted the ... More


The Doorkeeper

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter links the parable of the Doorkeeper and other “parables of vigilance” with the eighteenth‐century spiritual writer Jean Pierre De Caussade's “spirituality of the present moment.” It ... More


The Kingdom of God

Johannes Zachhuber

in Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641918
eISBN:
9780191752490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641918.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter seeks to show how the dogmatic content of Ritschl’s system is closely bound up both with his historical and his philosophical ideas. To this end, the chapter is focused on Ritschl’s ... More


Systematic Theology and The Kingdom of God: Frank D. Macchia

Christopher A. Stephenson

in Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916795
eISBN:
9780199980284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916795.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 is devoted to the method of making the kingdom of God the starting point for all other doctrinal loci. The representative of this approach is Frank D. Macchia. He articulates a theology of ... More


The Beatitudes: Happiness and the Kingdom of God

Carl R. Holladay

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the problems besetting any study of the Beatitudes. Most important among these is the fact that the Beatitudes are found in two distinct places: in Matthew 5 and Luke 6. One ... More


Taking the (Inner) City for God

Omri Elisha

in Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267503
eISBN:
9780520950542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267503.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The chapter explores the religious and cultural significance of the inner city for white suburban and socially engaged evangelicals, linking it to coterminous evangelical concerns regarding the ... More


Jesus and the ‘Outsiders’

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights the relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and the outsiders. Jesus began his public ministry around AD 27. He focused on the preaching of the kingdom or the saving rule of ... More


Shared Hope and a Common Task

Richard Harries

in After the Evil: Christianity and Judaism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199263134
eISBN:
9780191600616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263132.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jews and Christians have a shared hope and a common task. That hope has been interpreted in different ways in both religions: as the coming of the kingdom of God on earth and as a hope of life in the ... More


From Church to Kingdom: Robert Flint's New Model for the Church's Engagement with Society

Johnston McKay

in The Kirk and the Kingdom: A Century of Tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830–1929

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748644735
eISBN:
9780748676705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644735.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

If the Presbyterian churches were to develop a social theology that was capable of contributing to the urban crisis, they had to find a different model that would enable them to become engaged with ... More


Christ and the Kingdom

Paula Fredriksen

in Paul: The Pagans' Apostle

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300225884
eISBN:
9780300231366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225884.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines Paul's conviction that Jesus Christ was about to return in the way that a warrior-messiah—a messiah son of David—should return: conquering, triumphant, establishing the Kingdom ... More


The Church

Porter-Szücs Brian

in Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399059
eISBN:
9780199896844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399059.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The concept of “the Church” has remained among the small handful of unassailable keywords at the very core of Catholicism. The faithful argue about the relative power of the papacy, the episcopate, ... More


The Jacobin Jesus

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

One of the auxiliary themes in Shelley's essay entitled ‘On Christianity’ is how human fraternity is expressed through the nature of God's Kingdom. The early Church, which may be viewed as a ... More


The Poetics of the Impossible and the Kingdom of God

John D. Caputo

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion: Approaches from Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222063
eISBN:
9780823235605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222063.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of the Kingdom of God and the poetics of the impossible. It explains that the Kingdom of God follows a divine logic and it may be ... More


Introduction

Sean M. McDonough

in Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199576470
eISBN:
9780191722585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

After a brief survey of the prior literature in the field, this chapter states the basic argument of the book: the miracles of Jesus, his proclamation of the kingdom of God, and the climactic events ... More


The Kingdom of God: The Authority of Peter, James, and John

Michael Hubbard MacKay

in Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores Joseph Smith’s overarching narrative of priestly power by identifying a continuous chain of authority back to Adam in Mormon scripture. A crucial component of that chain was the ... More


The Teaching of Jesus

Peter C. Hodgson

in Lectures on New Testament Theology: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754176
eISBN:
9780191815904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754176.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies

The teaching of Jesus is the foundation and presupposition for all that belongs to the history of the development of Christian consciousness. His teaching is religion, not theology, and he is the ... More


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