Subject Area: Theology & Philosophy of Religion

Actuality and Provisionality Eternity and Election in the Theology of Karl Barth
1992 0-7734-1639-0
This work posits that while Barth's theology cannot be reduced to a single theme, examining interrelated aspects of his thought will expose common and recurring themes such as his concept of eternity and his doctrine of Election, which lead to the very center of his understanding of the being, will and action of God.

Agnostic Spirit as a Common Motif in Liberal Theology and Liberal Skepticism
1990 0-7734-9921-0
This collection of nine recent essays of thematically interconnected material examines varied aspects of metaphysical ignorance and uncertainty shared between liberal Christian thinkers and sympathetic critics. Essays include: The Agnostic Motif in Modern Thought and Sensibility; Victorian Agnosticism and Liberal Theology; Humane Vision -- Theological Norm and Dialogical Platform; The Future of American Religious Thought; American Feminist Theology and the American Pragmatist Tradition; William James on the Contextuality of Belief and Unbelief; Indwelling and Exile - Two Types of Religious and Secular World-Orientation; The Personal Dimension in Theological Inquiry; and On Not Worrying About "Faith" -- Christian Identification as an Empirical Reality.

An Analysis of the Concepts of Self-Fulfillment and Self-Realization in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II
2001 0-7734-7464-1
By analyzing the logical structure of human acts and habits, this study gives a rigorous interpretation of the notions of integration and self-realization. The analytic tools are drawn from C. S. Peirce’s analysis of habit. However, the direction of the argument is drawn from the writings of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). It presents an interpretation of the Wojtyla’s philosophical thinking on the human person and his acts. In Europe, Wojtyla’s thought has grown in importance, especially as its role in the Polish dialogue with Marxism has come to light. His writings are dense and their logical structure is often difficult to ferret out. This study brings sharp conceptual tools to bear on this interpretive task.

An Approach to the Sacred in the Thought of Schopenauer
1992 0-7734-9818-4
The purpose of this study is to systematically determine whether the question of the Sacred has any relevance in Schopenhauer's analysis of the human condition. In light of his metaphysical and anthropological claims, this study proposes that the question of the Sacred remains open given certain "unanswerables" to which Schopenhauer himself alludes in his treatment of the denial of the will-to-live, as specifically manifested in aesthetical and ethical praxis.

An Ecological Theology: Reunderstanding Our Relation to Nature
2009 0-7734-4787-3
This study examines the historical roots of “hierarchical dualism,” the dominant attitude characterizing the Western approach toward nature which both separates humans from, and elevates them above, nature, allowing for exploitation of resources. This work advocates a new approach in which humans view the natural world as a community entrusted to humanity by God.

An Interpretation of the Twelve Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible: The Emergence of Eschatology as a Theological Theme
2009 0-7734-4715-6
The Book of Twelve Minor Prophets has been one of the most loved, discussed and influential parts of the Bible. This work fills a gap in the existing scholarship on the history of interpretation of the Book of Twelve Minor Prophets and demonstrates the relevance to this day.

Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises
1974 0-88946-997-6


Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume I: Monologion. Proslogion. Debate with Guanilo. a Meditation on Human Redemption
1974 0-88946-000-0
Draws together three works which illustrate Anselm's distinctive contributions to 11th-century philosophy and theology. "These translations . . . are on the whole clear, intelligible, and sufficiently faithful to the original Latin. Considering how dense and compressed Anselm's Latin is, that is no mean achievement." - Theology "The editors claim with justice that the examples of Anselm's work presented here provide a most striking instance of the mediaeval world's desire to combine the spiritual and rational elements of human nature in a synthesis which does violence to neither." - Church Times "[T]he editors . . . are providing a valuable service in providing a translation from the modern critical edition of the text." - Expository Times "The editors have shown scholarship of the highest order both in the rendering itself, and the critical notes." - The Universe "a clear, scholarly, and readily available English version of [Anselm's] major writings" - The Tablet

Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume Ii: Philosophical Fragments. De Grammatico. on Truth. Freedom of Choice. the Fall of the Devil. the Harmony of the Foreknowledge, the Predestination, and the Grace of God with Free Choice
1976 0-88946-250-X


Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume Iii: Two Letters Concerning Roscelin. the Incarnation of the Word. Why God Became Man. the Virgin Conception and Original Sin. the Procession of the Holy Spirit. Three Letters on the Sacraments
1976 0-88946-350-6


Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume Iv: Hermeneutical and Textual Problems in the Complete Treatises of St. Anselm
1976 0-88946-551-7
For the advanced scholar. Seeks to illustrate the difficulty of grasping some of Anselm's ideas by showing how his simple language is not always clear and how some of his clear ideas are not always simple.

Anselm of Canterbury Trinity, Incarnation, and Redemption Three Philosophical Dialogues
2016 0-88946-844-3


Anselm's Doctrine of Freedom and Will
1989 0-88946-914-8
Pays special attention to Anselm's theory of the will and the three ways in which he used the term. Also treats his definition of freedom and the relationship between grace and freedom.

Anthology of the Sermons of J. Michael Reu Vol. One: Advent to Easter Cycle Sermons
1995 0-7734-9061-2
The Anthology of the Sermons of J. Michael Reu is the only resource exhaustively to collect and present all of Reu's English-language sermon outlines, sketches, and fully-developed sermons for the first time to enable scholars of American church history, Luther historians, Reformation scholars and church professionals to examine Reu's theological presuppositions and historical insights as he applied these to preaching. This definitive two-volume collection includes sermons for every Sunday of the church year and also for festival and special occasions, as well as major convention addresses translated for the first time from the German. The volumes are meticulously edited and standardized as to style, spelling, and format of the text, and are easy to use, with helpful lists and an index of published and manuscript sermon sources to identify quickly on sermon by Scripture text, date of origin, or location. Parish clergy will find here a wealth of ideas for opening the text of Scripture to a full and persuasive exegetical development from a theologian who was an acknowledged master of the homiletical art in the Lutheran Church. The sermons contain rich insights, and furnish the busy pastor with examples of how to make textual preaching vivid and applicable to everyday life. Still fresh and powerful in their examination of the human condition and Gospel comfort, these sermons by one of this century's best-known and most admired preachers in the confessional Lutheran tradition encourage and inspire by their directness, their scholarship, and by their deep pastoral concern. Historians will find the books of interest in identifying major themes in Reu's anthropology and sociology, while theologians will profit from the many clues Reu provides in these sermons as to the content and style the proclamation of the Word should assume, especially as it relates to the Small Catechism of Martin Luther. A number of sermons featured in the Anthology are from the Johann Michael Reu Collection, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA, and have never before been published; others were published previously in the periodical Kirkliche Zeitschrift, which Reu edited from 1904-1943.

Anthology of the Theological Writings of J. Michael Reu
1996 0-7734-8733-6
Here for the first time in English translation are the book reviews, articles, and never-before-published manuscripts from the Reu Collection in Dubuque which demonstrate his dependence on such theologians as J. C. K. von Hofmann, F. H. R. von Frank, and J. A. Bengel, as well as his further development of their paradigms. Reu's understanding of Heilsgeschichte as organizing principle for theology is given expression in the documents in this first-ever collection of his representative theological thought. It is the only resource which presents a selection of Reu's book reviews and writings on exegetical theology in English for the convenience of modern students and researchers. It also contains Reu's personal correspondence with Charles M. Jacobs of the United Lutheran Church in American relative to the doctrine of the inspiration of the Scriptures which shaped the Pittsburgh Agreement of 1940. Also included is an important study paper outlining Reu's position on the lodge and the church. Historians of Religion in American Life will find this collection a unique one-volume resource providing access to key elements in Reu's theological system. Acknowledged authorities in translation, headed by the late Dr. Fred Kramer of Springfield, IL, provide Reu's lucid prose in easy-to-follow translations which are faithful in every detail to the original text. Students of theology and parish clergy will be helped by Reu's insightful elaboration of the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions as they apply to life in a secularized society, and by his application of the Lutheran hermeneutic of Law and Gospel to theological issues confronting the church. Professors of theology from all traditions will be able to access the core understandings of one of America's most significant Lutheran theologians quickly and easily through the original source documents in this collection.

Apostles’ Creed: The Ongoing Struggle of the Church to Define Its Basic Beliefs
2010 0-7734-3600-6
Millions of Catholics and Protestants accept without question the Apostles’ Creed, presuming that it contains the core Christian beliefs. Beginning with their catechumen training, they recite it weekly. It is among the most widely shared expressions by Christian worshipers throughout the world, although few unapologetic examinations of its contents have been published. Yet two-thirds of the creed’s clauses are in part, or altogether, at odds with the central message of the New Testament. This study will: first, describe the way in which the Creed, which originated centuries after the apostolic era, has been used in church history; second, evaluate the extent to which the components of the creed are faithful to apostolic Christianity; and third, suggest how faith of the earliest Christians might be expressed in a brief and meaningful statement for the present day. Attention will mainly be directed to the second purpose.

Aristotle Versus the Atheists: on the Existence of God and the Immortality of the Soul
2009 0-7734-4899-3
This work argues for the restoration of Aristotelianism to the college curriculum to countervail the prevailing focus on modernism and to counteract the twenty-first century proliferation of atheist tracts.

Athanasius' Concept of Eternal Sonship as Revealed in Contra Arianos
2007 0-7734-5644-9
This primary intent of this book is to examine the Contra Arianos and determine that Athanasius does address the functional subordination of the Son to the Father as being an eternal relationship. The secondary intent is to re-examine and evaluate the Athanasian approach to the Arian controversy and review his hermeneutic of the biblical texts he presents as the orthodox teaching of the Scriptures as found in the Athanasian work, Contra Arianos.

Barmen Theological Declaration of 1934 the Archaeology of a Confessional Text
1986 0-88946-768-4
Examines antecedent declarations, working backwards in time to show the path by which the ten separate proposals, working papers, and revisions that became the Barmen theses moved toward their final formulation in the document of May 1934.

Bernard Lonergan’s Macroeconomic Dynamics
2004 0-7734-6413-1
While there has been growing interest in Lonergan’s economics among scholars of his work, there has been relatively little published on those writings, partly because they have not been widely available before their publication in the Collected Works. This work contributes toward Lonergan studies, situating Lonergan’s economic analysis in terms of his early and more mature philosophy of history. This book examines Bernard Lonergan’s essays in terms of his reflections upon human history and society and as contributing to the discussions regarding the free and democratic constitution of exchange economies. It aims to contribute to the wider discussion among moral and political philosophers and theologians concerning the responsible direction and constitution of economic life.

Bernard Lonergan’s Methodology and the Philosophy of Religion: Functional Specialization and Religious Diversity
2010 0-7734-3675-8
This study suggests ways in which functional specialization can make a methodological contribution to the enquiry into religious diversity. This work will be of interest to Lonergan scholars, philosophers of religion, and those interested in method in religious studies.

Bible and Contemporary Theology
2006 0-7734-5855-7
An honest appraisal of much biblical material must admit that in terms of its perspectives of nature and the universe, cultural mores, moral sensitivity, and understanding of God, there are factual errors and considerable irrelevance for the contemporary world. Thus the claim of infallibility is simply false. Does this mean that the Bible must be abandoned as useless? Can it be shown that in its major and essential themes, there is no necessary contradiction with the proven facts of our world and that such themes are relevant in any age?

The views of several modern theologians who seek relevance for the biblical material are described and evaluated. It is concluded that the theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Process Theologians serve best to preserve the major biblical themes as meaningful in the contemporary world. Interpreted in this way, the Bible can make a contribution to the faith and life of contemporaries.

Bishops as Successors to the Apostles According to John Chrysostom: Ecclesiastical Authority in the Early Church
2008 0-7734-4977-9
An analysis of St. John Chrysostom’s writings, this work provides unique insight into early Church authority and leadership by charting the evolution of the role of the bishop.

Black Theology Today Liberation and Contextualization
1984 0-88946-755-2


Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book One
1993 0-7734-9248-8
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Brain, Mind and Soul in the Theological Psychology of Donald Mackay, 1922-1987
2008 0-7734-5519-1
This work seeks to present a Post-Cartesian metaphysical anthropology that is consistent with both contemporary philosophy and Reformed Evangelical Christian Theology. It does so by examining the intellectual legacy of Donald M. MacKay, arguing that his concept of complementary descriptions leads us to a deeper understanding of both modern neurophysiology and the Christian hope for personal life beyond the grave. Covering a wide range of topics from the history of philosophy and theology to logic, the philosophy of language, information theory, freedom and determinism, and the philosophy of mind, this work attempts to present an updated form of the school of thought Donald MacKay founded and ambitiously named ‘Comprehensive Realism’. This book contains 5 black and white photographs.

Buddhist Discursive Formations - Keywords, Emotions, Ethics
2004 0-7734-6514-6
“Buddhism” is very complex: doctrine, schools, stories, symbols, cultures, deeds. One aim of this study is to elucidate this complexity and reflect on mainstream Theravaadin perspectives, beginning with an analysis of keywords, problems of translation, use of terms, and the dominance of English keywords. It goes on to examine methodological questions, comparative analysis, critical questions about rebirth, no-self, kamma, concluding with chapters on comparative ethics, and extensive indices and bibliography.

Calvinist Trinitarianism and Theocentric Politicsessays Toward a Public Theology
1989 0-88946-750-1
Represents the first comprehensive introduction to an English-speaking audience of Arnold van Ruler's trinitarian theology and theocentric socio-political vision, Gestaltwerdung Christi der Welt, Theologie van het Apostulat. The introductory essay by the translator locates van Ruler's thought in the context of Calvinism in general and Dutch Calvinism in particular. Considers the relevance of van Ruler's theology for North American social ethics, including the current discussion about the need for public theology.

Case of Michael Servetus (1511-1553) the Turning Point in the Struggle for Freedom of Conscience
1997 0-7734-8572-4
Studies in the western history of church and religion often ignore the role played by the church in the destruction of the humanistic principle of morality and freedom of conscience and intellectual inquiry. This book is intended to fill this gap and trace the development of modern thought in history back to its turning point. It traces first the establishment of the morally bankrupt ideology by the post-Nicaean Christianity and its implementation in societies. On this historical background then is shown the figure of Michael Servetus, his program, his struggle to express his ideas, their repression, and their impact on the intellectual spheres of the epoch. Servetus' sacrifice induced another humanist, Sebastian Castellio, to rethink the issue of heresy and its repression and was a crucial step in forcing people evaluate the morality of prevailing church ideology. Servetus' theological inquiry initiated the study of the Bible and an attempt to uncover the real religious doctrines contained in it. Both these aspects led to a chain reaction - development of the Antitrinitarian movement - the Socinianism - the Enlightenment - American Democracy - French Revolution.

Centrality of Aima (blood) in the Theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews: An Exegetical and Philological Study
2012 0-7734-1461-4
This book demonstrates that because blood sanctifies, consecrates and purifies, the Greek word for blood provided the best expression for the unique role of Christ as self-sacrificing High Priest in the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Chicago School of Theology - Pioneers in Religious Inquiry Volume Ii: The Later Chicago School, 1919-1988 - A. E. Haydon, H. N. Wieman, D. D. Williams, B. E. Meland, B. M. Loomer
1996 0-7734-8750-6
In these two volumes, lengthy selections are presented by each contributor in the Chicago School. The material is presented so that an individual or class may explore the development of this School, as well as the changing issues facing philosophy and religious thought in this century.

Christ as Criminal Antinomian Trends for a New Millennium
1997 0-7734-8513-9
This volume begins with an examination of the manner in which the antinomian lifestyle of the historical Jesus, culminating in his trial and conviction, is described in the synoptic gospels. It then considers the Judaic theocratic tradition which he inherited, and his opposition to religious legalism. Further chapters examine the covenants; origins of the early church; Protestant theology in the 19th century (particularly Kant and Schleiermacher); the Jesus of History; the new dialogue of the antinomian Jesus with Buddhism and radical theology; and the Kingdom as Enlightenment.

Christian Mission and Religious Dialogue
1991 0-88946-520-7
Provides a balanced discussion representing different denominations, nationalities, church positions, and viewpoints on how to deal with the truth claims of other religions. Essays written in response to Jozef Cardinal Tomko's address, "Missionary Challenges to the Theology of Salvation."

Christian Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr and the Political Theology of Jurgen Moltmann in Dialogue the Realism of Hope
1993 0-7734-9805-2
After an examination of the contexts within which each theologian develops his thought, individual chapters are devoted to a comparison and evaluation of their views of the relationship of God and world, perspectives on history and their anthropological understandings. Examines their ethical thought in regard to their positions on utopia and realism, and to the problem of order in society. The conclusion points to the necessity of developing some rapprochement of their perspectives in an attempt to ameliorate many of the weaknesses of each position taken individually.

Christian Theology in a Contemporary World
1997 0-7734-8739-5
This study by a distinguished theologian is an effort to rethink the basic tenets of faith, to organize this thinking in a systematic fashion, and form a rational apology for these tenets. The author rebels against the irrational noncognitivism found in some contemporary theologies, is skeptical about the worth of current theological fads. This study explicates and defends a viable theology which can legitimately be called Christian and at the same time make sense in the contemporary world.

Christian Understanding of the Beginnings, the Process and the Outcome of World History Via Universalis
2001 0-7734-7512-5
The study addresses the post-Christian philosophy of history which is rooted in the 18th century, and whose anthropological assumptions now inform the college textbooks in world history. It develops some insights drawn from biblical theology which contribute to a Christian understanding of history. The argument of the book will engage scholars in philosophy of history, biblical theology, and historical theology. It will find a place in contemporary academic discussion about meaning in history in the post-Modernist age.

Christo-Morphic, Hermeneutical Theology of H. Richard Niebuhr
2003 0-7734-6672-X
The Christology of H. Richard Niebuhr is an outgrowth – and a creative synthesis – of the two dominant streams of theological reflection manifest in the works of Ernst Troeltsch and Karl Barth. As such, it is best understood as a theo-centric Christo-morphism. Just as for Calvin the Scriptures are the spectacles without which God cannot be seen, for Niebuhr Jesus Christ is that lens by which and through which and in which we are able to see God as God. In order to demonstrate the soundness of this interpretation of Niebuhr, the study first locates the dynamic tension – material and formal – in which Niebuhr’s thought moves. Next, it shows how Niebuhr came to formulate his great theological principle of radical monotheism, and how this largely inchoate principle is uniquely and decisively shaped by the storied presence of Jesus Christ. An application of this Christo-morphic hermeneutic is then applied, not just to God, but to the great stage of the natural and historical world. The study then addresses inconsistencies in Niebuhr’s program, with some final thoughts on how a Christo-morphic construal can lead to a profound understanding of the Trinitarian reality of God.

Christology of Caspar Schwenckfeld Spirit and Flesh in the Process of Life Transformation
1987 0-88946-820-6
A translation of Séguenny's 1975 Homme charnel, Homme spirituel. Etude sur la christologie de Caspar Schwenckfeld (1489-1561), with a preface by André Séguenny in which he gives his reasons for leaving this work unrevised. In this study Séguenny places Schwenckfeld's theology between Catholicism and Protestantism, arguing that Schwenckfeld's theology can be understood better in relation to the Renaissance, Christian humanism, and Erasmus than to the Reformation and Luther.

Christology of Wolfhart Pannenberg Identity and Relevance
1997 0-7734-2286-2
This study contributes to the debate on Wolfhart Pannenberg's Christology and Doctrine of the Trinity by interpreting Pannenberg through the basic patristic categories of Life and Death. Rise is the first to apply the patristic Life-Death paradigm as a key to Pannenberg's Christology. The study examines Christology in the early Church, the identity of God, the identity of Jesus, the human identity.

Comparison of John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga’s Concept of Sensus Divinitatis
2011 0-7734-3926-9
A comparison study which considers the different ways John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga viewed the concept of Sensus Divinitatis.

Comparison of Judeo-Christian Theism and Philosophical Naturalism as Explanatory Worldviews
2007 0-7734-5322-9
This book seeks to make the case that philosophical naturalism serves as a better explanation of the range of human experience than Judeo-Christian theism. ‘Naturalism’ is defined as the view that all substantial or concrete entities are physical in nature; further, the physical world does not exist for a purpose or reason. Avoiding the usual naturalist approach of criticizing theistic arguments, this study first defines the nature of explanation and what makes one explanation better than another before producing an argument that naturalism serves as a better explanation of all things.

Concept of Ethnicity in the Bible: A Theological Analysis
2008 0-7734-4898-5
This work examines biblically and convenantally the origin, goal, dynamics, and role that ethnicity has played in multi-ethnic contexts in missional, civil, and ecclesial spheres.

Conscientious Objections Toward a Reconstruction of the Social and Political Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth
1994 0-7734-1935-7
The author argues that Jesus' views were based on belief in a non-retributive, omnibenevolent God, challenging not only the Mosaic Law but assumptions about eternal punishment and the divine sanction of the state and its retributive institutions of war and punishment. It also interprets Paul as being the first Christian revisionist. As a result, orthodox Christianity, through the influence of Paul (and thus Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin), has mistakenly promoted the 'just war' and 'divinely-ordained state' doctrines in the name of a thinker whose conclusions were in the opposite direction.

Constructing a North American Theology Through the Work of Joseph Sittler
2003 0-7734-6724-6
The work of Joseph Sittler brings to light a paradigm for constructing a North American theology that is built upon an understanding of the grace of God as embodied in creation, and leads to a cosmic Christology that provides a critical foundation for a proclamation of hope and justice.

Contemporary Christian Options of the World's End the Eschatology of Lewis Sperry Chafer
1994 0-7734-9391-3
Identifies Lewis Sperry Chafer, evangelist, teacher, author, and founder of one of the world's largest seminaries, as one who has greatly influenced recent controversies and scholarship concerning the Second Coming of Christ. Chafer gathered massive themes, materials and the collective dispensational, premillennial thought of the latter nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century and interpreted evangelical theology in a manner which captivated and inspired others.

Contemporary Conceptions of God - Interdisciplinary Essays
2003 0-7734-6839-0


Contours of a Christian Philosophy an Introduction to Herman Dooyeweerd’s Thought
2002 0-7734-6950-8


Contribution of Carl Michalson to Modern Theology Studies in Interpretation and Application
1991 0-88946-788-9
Collection of essays from the annual meetings given in honor of Carl Michalson, theologian. Discusses Michalson's thought and contains scholarly insights in to the Old and New Testament.

Conversations with Carl Henry Christianity for Today
1986 0-88946-709-9


Creation and Gospel the New Situation in European Theology
1989 0-88946-994-6
Addresses creation under natural law, Gospel and Church, Law and Gospel, in an attempt to rediscover a positive meaning for creation without obscuring the uniqueness of the Christ event and revelation.

Critical Review of Racial Theology in South Africa: the Apartheid Bible
1990 0-7734-9794-3
Addresses the question of whether South Africa will succeed in building a non-racial and democratic society out of the ruins of apartheid. Describes the philosophy that led to the acceptance by the Dutch Reformed Church of biblical proofs for apartheid in 1943 and eventually led to its rejection in 1986. Makes a structural analysis of South African history, showing the interaction between social realities and white theology in each succeeding phase, in an effort to improve the fact that although "apartheid watchers" and interpreters of contemporary South African society recognize the importance of the Afrikaana churches in the political process, they often find it difficult to assess the role of the churches.

Critique of Western Theological Anthropology: Understanding Human Beings in a Third World Context
2005 0-7734-6132-9
This study is an attempt to articulate some of the inadequacies of the 20th century Western theological anthropologies and pursue the possibility of one that is more attentive to the conditions of life that still dictate the non-Western world. After discussing the ideas of freedom and history, which are deeply embedded in what it means to be human in Western modernity, and their implications, the author argues for the anthropology of the othered-selves as one that better describes the condition of being human in the post colonial contexts. Understanding such a view of being human not in terms of lack of subjectivity but as a different form of subjectivity, the author undertakes to present different models of the Other: hermeneutical, dialogical, and biblical models. The author presents the biblical model to be the most challenging one, which Emmanuel Levinas incorporates into his philosophical discourse on otherness. After briefly discussing how some theologians made use of Levinas' work, the author argues for the positive contribution his work makes for theological anthropology, in lending support to the conception of the anthropology of the Other and how this anthropology is positive conception of what it is to be human in the world.

Current Issues on Theology and Religion in Latin America and Africa
2002 0-7734-7311-4
This volume explores the difficult relation between theologians and scholars of religion by exploring methodological parameters regarding objectivity. While most religious studies scholars propose a naturalistic view of religion and its study, this work proposes an interface between contextual theology and religious studies. Following a methodological introduction and the case study of the American Academy of Religion, chapters constitute historical explorations about religious practitioners and their theologies within society in Chile, El Salvador, Kenya and Rwanda.

Customary Law in the Corpus Iuris Canonici
1991 0-7734-9960-1
Discusses custom as a source of law. After tracing its basis in Roman law, shows its development in both the Eastern and Western Church. Emphasizes its stabilizing influence, evident in the work of Isidore of Seville, Yves of Chartres, and Gratian. The Decretists subordinated custom to law, a position maintained by Gregory IX in his Decretals (1234). The later history illustrates the shift from the "reasonable custom" to the "will of the competent superior." Shows the need of the Church to recover Custom in order to promote missionary activity, ecumenical discourse within the contest of pluralism.

Definitive Study of Evidence Concerning John Wesley’s Appropriation of the Thought of Clement of Alexandria
2004 0-7734-6559-6
This study advances the field of Wesley studies, particularly in regard to the ongoing discussion of Wesley’s theological sources. It undertakes a detailed investigation of single ante-Nicene writer’s possible influence, Clement of Alexandria, as giving inspired him to write a tract that in many ways defined the Methodist movement, Character of a Methodist (1742). It also provides additional evidence, both textual and conceptual, of an appropriation of Clement’s thought by Wesley. It contributes to the broader field of systematic theology by showing how an essential Christian doctrine – in this case Christian perfection of sanctification – may develop over time without diminution or fundamental change.

Deuteronomistic Theology of Prophecy as Indicated by the Consistency Between Prophecies and Fulfillments: An Exegetical and Theological Study
2013 0-7734-4475-0
This exegetical and theological study argues that within the Deuteronomistic History the number of imprecisely fulfilled prophetic predictions increase dramatically as the historian’s account moves into the divided monarchy.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Christian Community and Common Sense
1983 0-88946-752-8
Investigates the meaning of Christian community in Bonhoeffer's theological ethics and develops this theme as it was implemented in Bonhoeffer's life.

Dionysius the Pseudo-areopagite
2007 0-7734-6278-3
This is an appreciative analysis of the works of Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite and the influence he has had on the philosophical, theological, and mystical thought of Europe for fifteen hundred years. The author is also interested in demonstrating Dionysius' influence on a wide range of twentieth-century thinkers. Those who are already familiar with the research on and actual writings of Pseudo-Dionysius will find new insights into the ordering and emphases of the mystic’s works. Those who will encounter the thoughts of this influential and unknown individual for the first time will discover, it is hoped, one reason why the philosophical and theological and mystical thought of Europe took the shape it did during and after the Middle Ages. In modern times, the influence of this unknown mystical theologian has not ceased.

Divine Command Morality Historical and Contemporary Readings
1978 0-88946-969-5
An anthology that provides new translations and makes available much of the relevant historical literature needed for an exploration of the view that morality is very literally created by God. Contains 41 selections representing discussions of divine command morality in Ancient philosophy, scholastic philosophical theology, the Reformation tradition, the British modern period, and contemporary analytic philosophy. Includes a bibliography of Latin, French, English, German, and Italian sources on divine command morality.

Do the Ten Commandments Have a Universal Significance? God’s Law as the Basis of a Global Culture
2011 0-7734-1389-8
This study focuses on the role of the Ten Commandments in Christian mission. The work tests an ancient instrument's potentiality to accurately differentiate world views in the twenty-first century.

Doctrine of the Trinity in the Works of John Richardson Illingworth and William Temple, and the Implications for Contemporary Trinitarian Theology
2000 0-7734-7822-1
This book illustrates that theologians Illingworth and Temple represent, paradigmatically, the main strands of trinitarian theology found in the eastern and the western churches. The extent to which Illingworth represents a so-called ‘social’ trinitarian approach, and Temple a so-called ‘psychological’ one is examined. The book is theological rather than biographical, and as such it studies their respective trinitarian theologies. This study reveals not only that English theology has something important to offer, but that a comparison of two of its representatives from different generations opens up aspects of the relationship. These findings are used in conversation with the contemporary trinitarian scene.

Doctrine Within the Dialectic of Subjectivity and Objectivity. A Critical Study of the Positions of Paul Tillich and Bernard Lonergan
1991 0-7734-9948-2
Focuses on the theological method as it affects the mediation of faith to culture. Provides an analysis of the theological methods of Lonergan and Tillich and compares the two dialectically. Concludes that one's understanding of the kerygma is dependent upon one's theological method. To arrive at these conclusions, the categories of subjectivity, objectivity, and theological anthropology are explored in detail.

Early Twentieth-Century Dispensationalism of Arno C. Gaebelein
2002 0-7734-6924-9
This study presents an analytical description of the theological methods of Arno C. Gaebelein, a leading dispensational and fundamentalist speaker and writer. Gaebelein’s entire theological system, ground in a thorough acceptance of evangelical belief and emphasizing bibliology, Christology, and eschatology, was organized around the central interpretive motif of prophetic hope focused on the personal Second Coming of Christ. While contributing to a deeper understanding of the history of fundamentalism and dispensationalism, Gaebelein’s example helps to establish a descriptive definition of dispensationalism based mostly upon hermeneutical concerns.

Ecclesiology of Archbishop William Temple (1881-1944)
2004 0-7734-6433-6
The thought of William Temple (1881-1944) (Archbishop of Canterbury 1942-1944) is highly esteemed and often referenced by the Anglican theologians who have come after him. However, because Temple’s work is often considered to be limited to his time and place, his writings have rarely been used as a foundation on which later theology can be constructed. The author disagrees with this judgment on the limits of Temple’s thought. This book explores a way in which Temple’s writings can be used to develop an understanding of the nature and tasks of the Church, primarily as that Church is situated in Western, industrialized, democratic nations.

The method of study is a “tradition-constituted” inquiry. This acknowledges the impact of specific written sources on Temple’s thought. However, it places greater emphasis on an attempt to understand the intellectual, spiritual, social and political influences to which he does not explicitly refer, but which have shaped his character and manner of thinking. Such influences would be both “high” and popular culture, participation in family and community life, and contact with a long spiritual tradition of preaching and worship.

There are few extended essays in which Temple’s ecclesiology is set forth, and this has led scholars such as Ronald Preston and Alan Suggate to conclude that Temple had no distinctive vision of the Church. However, a reading across the majority of Temple’s writings indicates that this view must be challenged. A careful reading of Temple’s works, treated synchronically, can produce a doctrine of the Church that is deeply engaged with the social and political life of a democratic nation. Such an ecclesiology points to the Church’s responsibility both to uphold and critique the nation, thereby enabling and encouraging it to grow in conformity with the biblical vision of the Kingdom of God.

Temple’s work provides a different ecclesiology from those offered by other modern Anglicans. This ecclesiology is at once more engaged than that proposed by John Milbank, and more humble and realistic than that envisioned by Oliver O’Donovan.

Ecology in JÜrgen Moltmann's Theology
1997 0-7734-8529-5
This scholarly study is set in the context of theological debates about the place of humanity in the natural world, and examines the way Moltmann has responded to the particular demands of the ecological crisis and the increasing tension among science, technology and religion. It discusses the way he links his understanding of the social Trinity with ecological motifs as a basis for his pantheistic approach to the doctrine of creation and retained an eschatological dimension and Christological heart to his theology. It also explores his dialogue with feminist, Orthodox, Barthian, and Process approaches. Through the complex tapestry of his writings, it shows how his work is of contemporary significance, particularly valuable for students of Moltmann, creation theology, and those interested in the interaction between science and faith.

Emanuel Hirsch and Paul Tillich Debate a Study in the Political Ramifications of Theology
1989 0-88946-991-1
Covers the Tillich-Hirsch debate, of great interest to scholars working in the history of Germany in the 1930s and the political theology of the Confessing Church.

Epistemological Argument Against Atheism:why a Knowledge of God is Implied in Everything We Know
2012 0-7734-1566-1
With his extraordinary command over English and his ability to transmit ideas clearly, Meynell takes on the concept of atheism and what he labels as Schleiermacher’s cultured ‘despisers of religion’. He argues that the concept of God is a rational belief and that the awareness of divinity illuminates the path for science. Not only does Meynell defend the existence of God, but also Christianity itself. He describes it as a form of dispensation to meet our human condition which acts as a substitute to the atheistic materialist alternative. Meynell adds that there is much to be learned from other religions and that religion can co-exist with critical philosophy and science.

Epistle of Jude as Expounded by the Fathers - Clement of Alexandria, Didymus of Alexandria, the Scholia of Cramer’s Caterna, Pseudo-Oecumenius, and Bede
2001 0-7734-7402-1
This work provides in English translation what survives of commentary upon the Epistle of Jude from the first millennium of the Christian church. Five texts feature: the relevant portion of Clement of Alexandria’s Hypotyposes, and the commentaries of Didymus (the Blind) of Alexandria, Pseudo-Oecumenius, and the Venerable Bede. With these is included the scholia, extracts from other no longer extant works, published by Dean Cramer in his catena of the Greek Fathers on Jude. Each translated text is provided with notes, and the whole is prefaced by two chapters which place these commentators in their historical context and compare their handling of the material.

Eric Voegelin's Platonic Theology Philosophy of Consciousness and Symbolization in a New Perspective
1991 0-7734-9626-2
A study of Voegelin's account of the experience and linguistic expression of divine reality. This book attempts to bring into relief the full import of his analysis by juxtaposing it with several competing theories of consciousness prevalent in modern philosophical discourse.

Eschatology in the Anglican Sermons of John Henry Newman
1993 0-7734-9231-3
This is a detailed study of the published and unpublished Anglican sermons, presenting the order and development of Newman's eschatology by combining the logical and chronological sequence of his sermons on the theme. The study centers around the dynamics of salvation in the Christ-Event, beginning with the Advent theme, moving through the Lenten and Easter seasons, to close with the Feast of All Saints. Finally, Newman's spirituality, based on the liturgy and personal prayer, shows how the Christian life can be seen as an experience of the eschatological present. It ends with a summary of Newman's theology of the last things, and a postscript rounds off the study with an outline of Newman's eschatology during his Roman Catholic period.

Ethical Edge of Christian Theology Forty Years of Communitarian Personalism
1983 0-88946-754-4
Nineteen essays and an autobiographical introduction dealing with "communitarian personalism," a Christian social ethic that is an outgrowth of "Boston personalism," which conceives of God as an all-inclusive personal being whose primary volition is love.

Ethics of Ernst Troeltsch a Commitment to Relevancy
1990 0-88946-843-5
It is frequently assumed that Troeltsch's real contribution lies in the field of the science of religion. This study proposes that Troeltsch's ethics is a vital component of his theological agenda.

Ethics, Metaphysics and Religion in the Thought of F. H. Bradley
1996 0-7734-8767-0
Essays by some of Canada's leading scholars on various aspects of Bradley's thought. Essays include: The Unity of Moral Principle and Bradley's Absolute (Leslie Armour) The Uses of Bradley's Absolute (H. S. Harris) Process and Historical Crisis in F. H. Bradley's Ethics of Feeling (James Bradley) Metaphysics and Ethics in Bradley's Idealism (Don MacNiven) The Self and the Social Order (Elizabeth Trott) Bradley's Critique of Mill's Utilitarianism (Philip MacEwen) Feeling in Bradley's Ethical Studies (David Crossley) F. H. Bradley and the Presuppositions of Critical History (Lionel Rubinoff)

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy Studies in His Life and Thought
1986 0-88946-772-2
Collection of 17 essays on the important but little-known thinker Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, one of the first academics to resign his post in Germany when Hitler came to power.

Evaluation of Alvin Plantinga’s Free Will Defense: Whether Our Power to Do Bad is Something Good
2008 0-7734-5129-3
This work is an attempt to solve incompatibility between horrendous evil and the God of love. The case study which is criticized and analyzed is Alvin Plantinga’s free will defense. Putting too much value on freedom, Plantinga obviously did not recognize the importance of the extreme phenomenon of individual horrendous sufferings and possibility of God’s love for this particular person. Critique of free will defense and other theodicies is based on the meta-ethical uncertainty that affirms impossibility of final definition of good and evil in God’s dealings with horrendous evil, and on the necessity of morally sufficient reason since the problem is basically ethical and not metaphysical. The alternative solution is founded on two basic assumptions: first, there is a “mysterious whole” in the relationship between God and personalized evil, namely Satan, a kind of “grudging domestication” between God and Satan, never fully comprehensible. Second, God in his eternal wisdom allows Satan to unleash his plan, not using evil as it is in instrumental suffering approach or felix culpa, in order to secure the eternal good of the universe, that is impossibility of using our free will for sin and evil.

Evil - is It Real? a Theological Analysis
1991 0-7734-9654-8
Considers what is meant by `evil' and examines various theodicies which theologians and philosophers have formulated in an effort to comprehend and deal with it.

Evil and Evolutionary Eschatology Two Essays
1991 0-88946-978-4
Casserley subsumes history into biological evolution and defends humanism from the perspective of eschatology.

Evil and the Process God
1985 0-88946-760-9
Examines the contributions of process theology to the theodicy issue, concentrating primarily on the work of Charles Hartshorne.

Evil, God, the Greater Good and Rights
2007 0-7734-5414-4
This study examines key thinkers who have offered influential accounts of the implications of specific belief about the nature of reality, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Locke and Nietzsche. It also addresses interpretations of these accounts by influential figures with the social sciences such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Dewey, Frederick Hayek, John Rawls, H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Hannah Arendt, Zigmunt Bauman and Richard Rorty. The aim throughout is to highlight the centrality of past and present ‘metaphysics’ to present day debates about moral community, jurisprudence, human rights and the relationship between the individual and collective good.

Existence of God Essays From the Basic Issues Forum
1989 0-88946-339-5
Essayists' intercultural, interdisciplinary responses to the issue "The Existence of God" proposed by the Basic Issues Forum of Washington and Jefferson College. Essays include such topics as "Is `Existence' a Desirable Attribute of a Real God?" by Robert F. Streetman, "Jungian Archetypes and the Transcendent Image" by Nancy Tenfelde Clasby, "The Universe as `Controlled Accident'" by Conrad Hyers, and "The Ethics of Unbelief: Philosophy, Responsibility, and the `Ratio Anselmi'" by G. Scott Davis.

Faith and Philosophy in the Writings of Paul Ricoeur
1991 0-88946-737-4
A comprehensive introduction to Ricoeur, including full background information on all areas of his work and a bibliography. Includes chapters on: The Human Questions; The Challenge of Faith; The Christian Tradition; The Crisis of Society; A Theory of Symbol; Biblical Research; Ricoeur, Language, and Interpretation Theory.

Five-Thousand Year Search for a Way to Describe the Feminine Nature of God
2015 0-7734-4267-7
This a feminist interdisciplinary examination of the divine imagery and its connection to sexual justice, investigating the use of the word Zöe, Greek for “life”. A feminist hermeneutics using varying methodologies is utilized to empower women’s autonomy. The book examines the Greek Septuagint, the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, the Kabbalah, Hebrew and other scriptural sources to argue that Zöe can serve to provide multiple feminine images of God: Lady Wisdom, Mother God, Fountain of Life, Tree of Life, and Restorer.

Flesh as Transformation Symbol in the Theology of Anselm of Canterbury Historical and Transpersonal Perspectives
1985 0-88946-810-9
Taking as its organizational principle Herbert Richardson's threefold levels of meaning, this study examines the nine cases in which Anselm uses the word flesh, places the concept flesh in the context of Anselm's theological system, and displays flesh as a motif or transformation symbol governing Anselm's entire life and thought.

Foundations for an Ethic of Dignity a Study in the Degradation of the Good
1989 0-88946-757-9
Examines the connection between the worldview implied by value destruction and everyday destructive language: verbal sadism, deceptive manipulation, fallacy, and leveling. The good is apprehended through a negation of the symbolism at the base of those four types of degradation.

Foundations of Political Order in Genesis and the Ch?ndogya Upanisad
2006 0-7734-5713-5
This two-volume work, first published as one volume in 1987, is the product of a 14-year collaboration by the authors in developing a method for the reading of ancient religious tests. Their method is derived from the work of Leo Strauss and Robert Sacks, who had pointed out that the liberal-democratic philosophers were careful commentators on Genesis. The method taught by Dr. Combs and Dr. Post is to begin with the religious text and make the assumption that it is written carefully and deliberately – do not interject an interpretation unless it is in conformity with the details of the text; only reject that assumption when the text fails to make sense as written. This method is shown to be warranted by the careful structure and order of each text. Such careful attention illuminates an inherent comparative structure to each text, which in turn warrants a comparison with the other text, which in turn reveals deeper philosophical and theological issues latent with these texts.

Francesco Giorgio’s deharmonica Mundi
2011 0-7734-1582-3
A translation from the original Latin of Francesco Giorgio’s DeHarmonica Mundi that establishes its connections to Christian Cabbala in the early Renaissance. This book includes a CD.

Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Interpretation of the Epistle to the Colossians: A Series of Sermons (1830-1831)
2009 0-7734-4689-3
These 16 sermons, on the Book of Colossians preached by the theologian and pastor Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (1768-1834), made available here in English for the first time, provide an instructive insight into the thought and work of Schleiermacher, as the experiential elements of this particular book of the bible are central for understanding Schleiermacher’s explication of Christianity.

From Belief to Understanding
1990 0-88946-038-8


From Critical Theory of Society to Theology of Communicative Praxis
1979 0-88946-021-3


Future of Anglican Theology
1984 0-88946-763-3
A collection of eleven essays offered in response to Stephen Sykes' The Integrity of Anglicanism, subjecting Sykes' ideas to searching criticism.

God, Immortality and Freedom of the Will According to the Church Fathers
2006 0-7734-5640-6
The purpose of this study is to offer the “philosophy” of the Greek and Latin Fathers without the parochial biases of Western scholarship. From the Latin Middle Ages, when the Masters or Scholastics ruled the intellectual world of the occident, until the present day, the work of the Fathers has been characterized as a synthesis of Christian and Hellenic thought, not unlike the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, a synthesis anticipated by Augustine of Hippo, who, along with several other famous Christian writers (Tatian, Clement and Origen of Alexandria, Tertullian, etc.) cannot be numbered among the Fathers without negating the consensus patrum. In other words, we must look upon the Greek and Latin Fathers as holy men, sharing a common faith, fellows of the same theological tradition, witnesses to, not creators of, “the Faith once delivered to the saints.” To demonstrate this thesis, this book examines not only the patristic conception of philosophy, but also its treatment of those three grand philosophical problems (if we may believe Immanuel Kant) in terms of their “philosophy”: God, immortality and freedom of the will. This work will appeal to scholars of church history and patrology.

Goddess, Mother of the Trinity a Jungian Implication
1990 0-88946-244-5
Systematically covers Jung's criticism of biblical imagination, the Goddess as Mother of the Trinity, and Jung's appropriation of Eckhart to make the above points. The three sections of this work are entitled "Jung's Critique of Biblical Imagination: An Appreciative Undermining," "The Goddess as Mother of the Trinity," and "Jung and Meister Eckhart: Breakthrough to the Goddess."

Gottes Offenbarung Und Menschliche Religioneine Analyse Des Religionsbegriffs in Karl Barths Kirchlicher Dogmatik Mit Besonderer Berücksichtigung F. D. E. Schleiermachers
1992 0-7734-9560-6
This work critically examines Karl Barth's use and criticism of the concept of religion with special reference to the 19th century Liberal approach which he seeks to overcome. The inquiry uncovers a hitherto unnoticed fundamental dependency of Barth on this Liberal background, and on Schleiermacher, its chief proponent. This dependency is able to explain Barth's perplexing and much discussed ambiguity towards the concept of religion. The study also investigates the potential for an alternative approach based on Barth's mature theology and finds an undercurrent in his thinking which proves to be a fruitful contribution in the current debate over a viable `theology of religions.'

Greek and Hebrew Origins of Our Idea of History
1987 0-88946-777-3
Straddles two subdisciplines _ theology of history and the history of ideas _ to trace the roots of the contemporary dynamic view of global history to the writings of the ancients Greeks and Hebrews.

Grounds for Belief in Life After Death
1987 0-88946-716-1
Expounds a Christian viewpoint of life after death, including a background chapter on biblical roots and encompassing some mystical and existential approaches. An appendix presents Paul Tillich's 1962 Harvard lecture, "Symbols of Eternal Life."

Guillaume Farel an Introduction to His Theology
1991 0-88946-592-4
This translation of Henri Heyer's thesis for his licensure, originally written in 1872, takes issue with the pervasive interpretation that Farel was a zealot rather than a theologian. On the basis of largely unpublished sources, Heyer provides a critique of Farel's theological development both before and after his encounter with Calvin, arguing that he was a systematic thinker who did in fact provide well-articulated doctrines of the Trinity, baptism, predestination, and Communion.

H. H. Farmer's Theological Interpretation of Religion Towards a Personalist Theology of Religions
1998 0-7734-8394-2


H. H. Farmer, Reconciliation and Religion Some Aspects of the Uniqueness of Christianity as a Reconciling Faith Gifford Lectures, University of Glasgow, 1951
1998 0-7734-8353-5
Presents Farmer's personalist encounter theology as presented in the Gifford lectures. Includes a lengthy essay introducing the thought of Farmer

Half Century of Religious Dialogue: 1939-1989Making the Circles Larger
1990 0-88946-926-1
A 50th-anniversary volume commemorating the First World Conference on Christian Youth. Contributors include: Franklin H. Littell, R. H. Espy, Stewart Herman, Francis House, T. J. and Virginia Liggett, Luis Odell, David S. Russell, Oliver M. Tomkins, Raymond M. Veh, Robert S. Bilheimer, Olle Dahlen, Gerald Hutchinson, Blahoslav Hruby, Chester Arthur Kirkendoll, Phillips P. Moulton, Herman Will, David Burgess, Edward Nestingen, and Edward Ouellette.

Hamartia the Concept of Error in the Western Tradition Essays in Honor of John M. Crossett
1983 0-88946-805-2
Thirteen essays which focus on a theme to which Crossett dedicated much of his highly interdisciplinary research. Six essays concern hamartia in Greek works by Herodotus, Plato, Euripides, and others; two deal with the concept of error in the Christian theology of Boethius and Aquinas; and five examine hamartia in 14th- through 19th-century English works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Coleridge, and George Eliot.

Hermeneutics of Oscar Cullmann
1991 0-7734-9953-9
Places Cullmann's approach to biblical interpretation within the broader context of the 20th century European theological debate. The "key players" in that debate were Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann and Oscar Cullmann, with each one reacting against 19th century liberal theology. This work also examines Cullmann's hermeneutics in relation to perspectives of other historical-critical scholars, Roman Catholic theologians, and proponents of the "new hermeneutic."

Historical, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Approach to Penology
1995 0-7734-8977-0
This volume is an excellent survey text, as it synthesizes the historical, theoretical, religious and philosophical areas of penology in the past four centuries. The pragmatic and illustrative nature of the text will give even seasoned veterans of the corrections system a better understanding of penology, and a more consistent and congruent development of their applications of correctional policy and practices. Includes case studies which show the broad spectrum of criminals and the variety of procedures employed with prisoners. Sociologists, psychologists, social workers, attorneys, parole and probation officers, correction officers, as well as many on the periphery of the criminal justice system will be enlightened by this text.

History of the Covenant Concept From the Bible to Johannes Cloppenburg `de Foedere Dei'
1992 0-7734-9814-1
The aim of this dissertation is to fill in the gaps and survey the main strands of the theology of covenant from biblical times up to the period before Cocceius, and in particular his immediate forerunner, Johannes Cloppenburg. The work of German scholars, including Kutsch, is reviewed (often for the first time in English) along with many American scholars in the vanguard of research on the theology of covenant. The literary and socio-political dimensions of covenant thought are considered in the appendices.

History of the Idea of
2006 0-7734-5598-1
This book addresses the idea that the judicial law of God, as found in the Old Testament of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, has a place in legal and political thought and practice, as well as economic thought, and has advanced in various forms since the beginning of Christianity, and previously, during the period of the Hebrew Commonwealth. This work traces the Theonomic movement and its ideas from its roots in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries into its modern form, placing Theonomy in context of legal, political, and economic philosophy.

History of the Popes in the Twentieth Century: Their Struggle for Spiritual Clarity Against Political Confusion
2008 0-7734-4858-6
Provides an in-depth awareness of the complex phenomenon of contemporary Catholicism. In addition to examining papal policies, this work investigates theological movements such as la nouvelle théologie and the Second Vatican Council and its precipitation of the polarization of the conservative and liberal wings of the church.

History of the Two-Hundred-Year Scholarly Debate About the Purpose of the Prologue to the Gospel of John: How Does Our Understanding of the Prologue Affect Our Interpretation of the Subsequent Text?
2015 1-4955-0356-9
A new summary of the most-oft asked questions about the Prologue to the Gospel of John that have been posed by some of the most influential Biblical Scholars over the past 200 years and the problematic nature of its interpretation.

How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence Against Women: Explaining the Role of Religion in Shaping Cultural Assumptions About Gender
2010 0-7734-1448-7
This book articulates a Roman Catholic theological understanding concerning salvation in Jesus Christ that can be transformative of physical and sexual male violence against women across the world. It identifies key elements for a working definition of such complex violence, and highlights the pervasiveness and seriousness of the violence with quantitative data. For the Catholic believer the violence is graver still because a Catholic component can often be identified in the violence. This component is illustrated in the book by qualitative data about Catholic women who suffered incest. Employing the foundational and methodological framework of the praxis of authenticity in consciousness that Bernard Lonergan has identified, and that everyone can verify in their own experience, as well as its specifically Christian conversion component, the book provides grounds for making the situation of violence a theological matter. The book’s argument progresses by following Lonergan’s definition that theology functions to mediate between a religion and a culture and that the function of ‘systematics’ in method in theology is to construct contextualised understandings for the sake of ‘doing the truth in love.’ Theological meanings transformative of the situation of violence are elaborated in the book in terms of how to conceive salvation in Jesus Christ. Such an understanding of salvation is constructed by drawing firstly on meanings for salvation in scripture that are dialectically opposed to destructive meanings that the Catholic women, who suffered incest, referred to above received and believed concerning salvation. Insight into these biblical meanings is deepened by drawing on the theologies of salvation of Karl Rahner, Gustavo Gutierrez, and feminist responses to Gutierrez’s theology. The transformative meaning for salvation is developed further by addressing the issues of the male Jesus as saviour and his violent death of redemption in ways that can serve the struggle to stop male violence against women. The book ends by drawing attention to recent documents on male violence against women by Church leaders that make specific reference to a transformative role for theologians and by calling for third level theology colleges to take account of the pertinent violence as a theological imperative and to collaborate with others in the field of concern as part of the function of theology.

How to Determine the Meaning of a Sacred Text: Cases and Methodologies
2011 0-7734-1568-8
This work applies many different approaches to the analysis of sacred texts. The articles contained in this collection are influenced by structuralism, phenomenology, the study of self-referentiality and Zen. In many cases, Eastern thought is applied to Western texts, and vice versa.

How to Experience the Spiritual Meaning of Gospel Texts. The Psychology of Reading Mystically
2010 0-7734-3814-9
This study presents a psychological understanding of the prayer exercises of the mystics. It examines the spiritual unconscious, supporting its assertions with clinical evidence. The work asserts how contemplative prayer practices affect brain hemispheres by quieting the left brain and enabling the right brain to journey to the deepest part of consciousness.

Humanism, Scholasticism and the Theology and Preaching of Domenico De’ Domenichi in the Italian Renaissance
2003 0-7734-6698-3
Domenico de’ Domenichi (1416-1478) was a Venetian-born humanist active in Venice, Florence and Rome, well-educated in the scholastic tradition. He advised Popes Eugenius IV, Nicholas V, Calixtus II, Pius II, Paul II and Sixtus IV on theological matters. Domenichi provides a look at several urban worlds where Renaissance humanism flourished. Even more significantly, his dual intellectual life as both a humanist within the Renaissance tradition and as a theologian within the more medieval scholastic tradition indicates well the complexities of a Renaissance intellectual world critical of the medieval past at the same time those traditions flourished in a world far less secular than once believed. Of Domenichi’s many works – treating theological, ecclesiopolitical, philosophical, devotional and reform issues – his preaching best confronts and integrates the sometimes incompatible multiplicity of intellectual traditions so much a part of Renaissance Italy.

Il tractatus Expendens Propositiones Damnatas Ab Alexandro VII di Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz: Studio Introduttivo Ed Edizione Critica
2010 0-7734-3608-1
The work brings into print for the first time the Tractatus expendens propositiones damnatas ab Alexandro VII written between 1670 and 1675 by the famous Spanish polymath Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz (1606-1682), one of the most eminent probabilist theologians of that time. After a brief summary of the main principles and methods of the probabilistic doctrine, this work illustrates Caramuel’s moral-theological output, highlights the structure and the most important arguments of the Tractatus, and finally focuses on the condemned propositions attributed to Caramuel himself.

Imagery’s Place in Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Healing Perspectives From Religious and Mystical Traditions
2002 0-7734-7084-0


Import of Eschatology in John Howard Yoder's Critique of Constantinianism
1992 0-7734-9808-7
Through a close reading of relevant primary and secondary literature, this study describes and evaluates Yoder's eschatologically informed critique of Constantinianism and his alternative theory of Christian social action. The study finds that the relationship between Yoder's eschatology and his view of Christian social ethics is characterized by a lack of conceptual coherence at numerous points. The conclusions are largely critical of Yoder's project, as neither his critique of Constantinianism, nor his proposed alternative, is displayed with exacting historical accuracy and conceptual precision.

Influence of Augustine on Heidegger
2006 0-7734-5689-9
This book on Augustine and Heidegger represents the single most important contribution to the study surrounding the historical and philosophical influence of St. Augustine of Hippo on Martin Heidegger’s early thought and on his magnus opus, Being and Time. This work sets the record straight about the profound influence of Augustine on Heidegger’s work, Being and Time, which promises a renaissance in phenomenology, the emergence of a new field within this discipline, and the restoration of religion to phenomenological speculation.

Influence of the Frankfurt School on Contemporary Theology Critical Theory and the Future of Religion; Dubrovnik Papers in Honour of Rudolf J
1992 0-7734-9169-4
This collection documents an historically significant period in the life of the Inter-University Centre of Postgraduate Studies (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. It covers conversations on the `Future of Religion' during the 15 years from 1977-1991, an extremely important time not only for the IUC, but for Yugoslavia itself. Essays address the nature, role and future of religion in the modern and post-modern and post-modern world.

Intellectual Autobiography of a Jungian Theologian
2006 0-7734-5975-8
This book describes the development of the author’s thinking on religion. It begins with his theological initiation into the supernatural and Aristotelian dualism of Aquinas in the seminary of the late 1950s and early 1960s. It continues through his turn to the immanental theology of Paul Tillich and, through Tillich, to the even deeper interiority of Carl Jung’s psychology and to his decision to train as a Jungian analyst. Jung’s thought led him to an appreciation of the apophatic mystical tradition and its moment of the immersion of the individual in that nothingness beyond the distinction between the divine and the human. The volume also contains an early work in which the author attempts to bridge the gap between the worlds of theology and psychology by relating Tillich’s immanentalism to Jung’s understanding of the “religious function” of the psyche and its role in generating humanity's sense of God. The last work in the volume is a series of essays dealing with the interface of psychology and theology containing essays on Jung’s appreciation of mysticism and a critical analysis of the difficulty in bringing fully together Tillich’s Christian theology and Jung's psychology.

International Bibliography - Anselm of Canterbury
1999 0-7734-8021-8
This bibliography fills a void in scholarship. Until now there has been no comprehensive bibliography similar to this which lists works and sources of Anselm of Canterbury, including 3,784 citations.

International Perspectives in Comparative Literature Essays in Honor of Charles Dedeyan
1991 0-7734-9759-5
A collection of essays in comparative literature, from general topics to very specific studies of both earlier and more recent literature. This new scholarship will contribute to the mutual understanding of cultures and of the literatures of various times. Includes the study of English, French, German, neo-Latin, and Canadian literature.

Introduction to Lonergan's Insight. An Invitation to Philosophize
1996 0-7734-8768-9
This study provides an entry-level introduction to the philosophical thought of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, in particular, to Lonergan's monumental and difficult book, Insight. It also provides a general introduction to philosophy through the medium of Lonergan's thought. Basic philosophical problems are presented and, following Lonergan, responses are made to each problem under the two headings of Position and Counter-Position. After a brief exposition of the problem, Lonergan's view is put forth as the Position, while differing or opposing views appear as Counter-Positions, a problematic and dialectical approach that mirrors Lonergan's own.

Isaac Newton’s Observations on the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John a Critical Edition
1999 0-7734-8155-9
Setting Newton firmly in the political and religious culture of his time, Dr. Barnett’s substantial Introduction to this new edition of the Observations takes the reader systematically through the main components of the work, demonstrating how Newton’s exegetical and prophetico-historical framework was constructed to support his ardent anti-Anglican Church views. This volume provides the original text and format of the 1733 edition of Newton’s Observations, translations of the lengthy Latin sections (and of the few, but important, Greek and Hebrew phrases) provided in the footnotes, and glossary and guide to his various calendar conventions.

Jung and the Religious Alternative the Rerooting
1995 0-7734-9048-5
The work presents all pertinent material on Jung's dialogues with Victor White and Martin Buber. It argues that both these dialogues failed for the same reason. Buber and White held to a conception of divine transcendence and otherness incompatible with the more intimate divine-human relation foundational to Jung's understanding of the psyche. A transitional chapter presents the thought of Paul Tillich and Teilhard de Chardin as concerned with establishing similar synthetic views of the divine-human relation as exists in Jung's understanding of the psyche. The work contends that neither of these major correlations of the divine and human is as thorough as Jung's. The work then goes on to show the philosophical and theological implications of Jung's appreciation of mystical experience as the primordial form of religious experience, an experience he functionally equates with the further reaches of human maturity. Thus the work explains the paradox of Jung's inability to agree with major representatives of religious orthodoxies and his high appreciation of that immediate religious experience termed mystical.

Karl Barth’s Table Talk: Transcripts of Barth’s Conversations with His Students at the Bruderholz Restaurant in Basel During the Years 1958-1964
2015 0-7734-3497-6
Collected between the covers of this book are highlights from some thirty evening discussions with one of the most provocative contemporary thinkers of the scriptural tradition reflecting on the possibility of truly knowing the Unknown. Karl Barth’s take on life amazes with its perennial freshness while he offers a powerful antidote for the oppressive forces that shatter security and split our world today.

Keywords of Martin Heidegger
2006 0-7734-5617-1
This book fills an important gap in the literature of Heidegger through its extensive, detailed “key word analytic” of keywords in Heidegger’s 1927 Sein und Zeit, a central philosophical work of the last century. This expository and critical analytic focuses on foundational terms in Sein und Zeit: their semantic role, clarity and coherence, requiring verbal and conceptual translation. Included are detailed discussions of over 100 key terms (the most extensive analysis of which is the term ‘Dasein’), each of which has been carefully defined with convincing arguments for the English translations provided. The work contains a list of abbreviations and an extensive bibliography.

Koranic Principle of Complementarities Applied to Social and Scientific Themes
2006 0-7734-6030-6
Note: As accommodation to widespread usage, the word Qur’an has been transliterated to Koran in the title. The precise transliteration, however, is Qur’an, and that usage is followed in this book.

This is a study of epistemological meaning of the Oneness of God and its implications on the worldview of unity of divine knowledge. On the basis of this cardinal epistemology the ontological deduction and evidential (ontic) description and explanation of unified world-systems are presented. The result is a new and challenging, path breaking work of analytical depth with extensive comparative study on the theme of unity of learning systems that are driven by the episteme of oneness of God as the premise of unity of divine knowledge explaining all world-systems. From this kind of original derivation of ideas many social and natural scientific questions are examined. Applications of such investigations and their analytical explanations in comparative views are suggested. The magnum opus will prove to be an indispensable companion of serious researchers and scholars in the area of original thinking on the epistemology of science and God.

Liberalism, Socialism and Christian Social Order Book 2: The Free Market Economy or Economic Order?
2000 0-7734-7594-X
In this book, Pesch introduces for the first time what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism (which was then still only a theoretical scheme).

Book 2: The Free Market Economy or Economic Order? In this book, Pesch introduces for the first time what he perceived as key components of the solidaristic economic system, the system which he would subsequently devise as an alternative to free-market capitalism, as well as to socialism (which was then still only a theoretical scheme).

Upcoming Volume: Book 4: The Christian Concept of the State

Life and Thought of Charles Chauncy (1705-1787)
2012 0-7734-2618-3
A spiritual biography of Charles Chauncy which, for the first time, provides an alternative and balanced view of his theology and life.

Limits of Language: A Comparative Study of Kant, Wittgenstein, and Lao Tzu
2011 0-7734-1547-5
Prof. Shen utilizes ideas from the Tao, Kant, Wittgenstein and the transcendental to move beyond the a priori, a posteriori and the limits imposed by language. The contribution of this book cannot be stated in mere words.

Linguistic Christ- Understanding Christ as the Logos of Language: The Metaphysical Etymology of Heideggerian Linguistics
2011 0-7734-1567-X
This study begins by drawing attention to assumptions that are made about language, which it seeks to question. Whilst continuing the line of Christian tradition that marries Jewish religion with Greek philosophy, this study also aims to reinterpret that tradition in the light of more recent thought on the Logos that comes from Martin Heidegger.

Logic of Rational Theism Exploratory Essays
1990 0-88946-369-7
Covers three broad areas: religious epistemology, theistic arguments, and God's relationship to human life, value, and the world. Three essays evaluate and extend the recent suggestion that beliefs about God do not need discursive evidence to be held rationally. Four essays take up the contemporary interest in arguments for God's existence. Two consider the Kalam cosmological argument, a third the theological argument and its relationship to the Anthropic principle and a fourth develops an epistemological argument for God's existence. The remaining five essays consider the doctrine of God's providence, the meaning of life, the Euthyphro dilemma, the nature of death, and virtue theory.

Logic of the Believing Mind
1995 0-7734-9068-X


Love’s Beauty at the Heart of the Christian Moral Life: The Ethics of Catholic Theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar
2009 0-7734-4649-4
This study develops the ethical theory implicit in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, a prominent twentieth-century Swiss Catholic theologian. Balthasar’s attempt to critically retrieve the concept of beauty for Christian theology yields important ethical insights, culminating in an aesthetic and dramatic theory of ethics: one in which the perception of the beauty of God’s love in Christ becomes a foundational experience for moral formation and ongoing ethical discernment.

Man's Relationship with God the Theory of Indwelling in Human Behavior
1996 0-7734-8964-9
This book examines man's relationship with God: the indwelling with God, which Christ in his last discourses encouraged men to have, and the indwelling between men, which in the author's experience is necessary for the launching of any successful undertaking. The examination takes place in the realm of actual experience, not of philosophical argument, and the result is a personal view, not a text-book. The book concentrates on practical conduct, not theory.

Method and Context as Problems for Contemporary Theology Doing Theology in an Alien World
1991 0-7734-9677-7
A proposal for the need to concentrate on the basic and simple art of "doing theology" in the context of a world which needs a word that is distinct from its own - a world alienated from God and still yearning to overcome its primordial alienation. Theology must be able to convey the ultimate message which is without equal, to overcome being a minority voice in an overcrowded "market".

Moral Law in Christian Social Ethics
1966 0-88946-011-6
This book deal with laws of autonomy, values, persons, community, and the metaphysical or divine context of moral choice. The main question is whether a system of moral laws obediently adhered to would bring coherence into ethical reflection.

Musical Improvisation, Heidegger and the Liturgy - A Journey to the Heart of Hope
2003 0-7734-6726-2
This book locates musical improvisation within an ontological framework, which is both scientific and Heideggerian, and ultimately encompasses the whole Christian understanding of reality. Part One deals with historical and cultural issues surrounding musical improvisation. Part Two initiates the author’s philosophical and theological proposal that, from the time of foetal and infantile experience, every human person’s fundamental integration with reality is inseparable from improvisatory musicality. His argument is interdisciplinary, involving music history, critical musicology, 20th-century continental philosophy, ideas from infancy studies and music therapy, and finally ideas from a Christian theology which is both ecumenical and rooted in the Catholic tradition.

Mystical and Buddhist Elements in Kierkegaard's Religious Thought
2005 0-7734-5856-5
Critics and sympathetic interpreters alike underestimate Kierkegaard's relevance to contemporary continental and comparative philosophy because they fail to see the extent to which his philosophy is mystical. Mysticism is often characterized by, among other things, the annihilation of the self and union with God. On a standard reading of Kierkegaard, of which David Law’s is an example, Kierkegaard’s insistence upon the absolute distinction between Creator and creation would force him to reject anything like mystical union with God. But this reading fails to take adequate account of Kierkegaard’s Journals and Papers, which assert the possibility of such a union.

For Kierkegaard, when we attempt to secure some meaning for our lives that transcends the limits of those lives themselves, we meet with utter failure because of our finitude and, ultimately, sinfulness. Thus, we must “die” to our human longing to secure this meaning on our own, and must receive it from God through grace. Kierkegaard calls this openness to the divine “becoming nothing.” Only when the individual thus becomes nothing can God “illuminate” her.

Mysticism and Ethics in Friedrich Von HÜgel
2004 0-7734-6222-8
There have been many studies on the theme of Christian mysticism; few have explored the connection between mystical experience and ethics like this work. This work will contribute to the renewed interest in Hügel himself, and also to the general theme of mysticism and ethics. This book will offer the scholarly community an opportunity to engage an enormous intellect whose work is startlingly relevant to our current theological and ethical discussions and whose significance extends well beyond the role he may have played in a brief ecclesiastical controversy at the turn of the twentieth century.

Naturalistic Theism of Henry Nelson Wieman (1884-1975): The Creator of an American Process Theology
2012 0-7734-2924-7
Henry Nelson Wieman was one of the most influential American religious figures of the late twentieth century. His work is examined here in relation to other notable thinkers such as Henri Bergson, William James, James Dewey, Alfred Whitehead, and Josiah Royce among others. He was also a mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work set the stage for naturalistic theism. Wieman believed that creative religion constituted by self-giving individuals must always exist in relation to divine cosmic individuality. A radically individual nature of the process of change means that religion must encourage collective actions towards justice through an appeal to the individual rather than the group. What calls the subject to action is co-related to what the individual perceives as a totality of lived experiences.

Nature of Monotheism in Koranic Thought
2006 0-7734-6027-6
Note: As accommodation to widespread usage, the word Qur’an has been transliterated to Koran in the title. The precise transliteration, however, is Qur’an, and that usage is followed in this book.

This is a study of epistemological meaning of the Oneness of God and its implications on the worldview of unity of divine knowledge. On the basis of this cardinal epistemology the ontological deduction and evidential (ontic) description and explanation of unified world-systems are presented. The result is a new and challenging, path breaking work of analytical depth with extensive comparative study on the theme of unity of learning systems that are driven by the episteme of oneness of God as the premise of unity of divine knowledge explaining all world-systems. From this kind of original derivation of ideas many social and natural scientific questions are examined. Applications of such investigations and their analytical explanations in comparative views are suggested. The magnum opus will prove to be an indispensable companion of serious researchers and scholars in the area of original thinking on the epistemology of science and God.

New Light on George Fox and Early Quakerism
1992 0-7734-9829-X
This study is a departure point for new discussion about Fox's meaning of the inner light. It argues that Fox's inner light was the celestial Christ who inhabited and divinized the believer. Fox argued for a celestial inhabitation of the believer that was almost corporeal. This helps explain Fox's thaumaturgical powers, the exalted language used among early Quakers and, especially toward Fox, the blasphemy trials and the Nayler incident. These belong at the very center of early Quakerism, and are the logical result of the core elements of Fox's teaching. His notion of celestial flesh was one of the greatest challenges to Christian orthodoxy to appear in Christian history and it may be compared to Jesus' own challenge to Orthodox Judaism or the appearance of the high heresies of the second and third centuries after Jesus. Early Quakerism, as a result, was the most charismatic sect to appear since the days of the early Church, or at least since the era of Montanism.

New Studies in Bonhoeffer's Ethics
1997 0-88946-775-7
Addresses the paradox that scholars have neglected the very work that Bonhoeffer hoped would be his crowning achievement, his study of Christian ethics. Concluding that the reason for this omission was not simple neglect but the uncertain state of the text, contributing authors offer insights and solutions for the textual problems posed by Bonhoeffer's Ethics.

No Salvation Outside the Church? a Critical Inquiry
1993 0-7734-2854-2
This monograph offers both a historical analysis of the challenge to Christology of ways of faith other than the Christian and an exploration of representative statements on the question of salvation outside the church by three contemporary theologians: Emil Brunner, Karl Rahner, and John Hick. It then attempts to offer an adequate theological response that does justice to the church's historic affirmation of the means of salvation and is cognizant of the contemporary religious situation characterized by pluralism.

Noel Aubert De Verse (1642-1714) a Study in the Concept of Toleration
1986 0-88946-822-2
A collection of all the publications relating to this little-known French intellectual, with an assessment of his contribution as a precursor of Enlightenment ideas. Examines Aubert's concepts of religious toleration as an extension of his Christian theology and 17th-century philosophical perspective.

Non-Existence of God Linguistic Paradox in Tillich's Thought
1978 0-88946-905-9
Series of essays on aspects of Tillich's thought considered to be representative of more fundamental problems endemic to Christian theology. The author argues that Tillich's thought is actually closer to traditional Christian thought, especially that of Thomas Aquinas.

Non-Violence _ Central to Christian Spirituality Perspectives From Scripture to the Present
1982 0-88946-964-4
Eleven original essays on non-violence according to the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Christian leaders/theologians.

On What Gives Value to Life
1995 0-7734-9041-8
More than any of his earliest philosophic essays (before 1799), this 1792-1793 essay comprehensively anticipates major themes to be fully established over the next fifteen years of his authorship. It also presages late-19th century interests in value theory and philosophy of life, offering an argued, distinctive position against still-regnant alternative views of happiness, virtue and fate. Like others of the earliest essays, this one makes almost no direct reference to religion, yet it breathes throughout of a down-to-earth spirituality, a profound sense for the whole, including the whole of humanity, and an appreciation of ways joy can arise in the smallest and most unpleasurable of circumstances -- all characteristic features of his later thought. Particularly in its frequent autobiographical allusions and descriptive flourishes, it also bears the lineaments of "rhapsody" to be found in his subsequent notable works On Religion, Soliloquies and Christmas Eve. Though written when he was 24, it was not published in full until 1984, and appears here in English for the first time. The translators have appended an introduction, notes, and detailed index.

Origin and Development of the Christian Liturgy According to Cultural Epochs
2006 0-7734-5711-9
These books on the origin and development of the Christian liturgy are the result of the author’s teaching the subject to university students. It is not an original work, but rather a collection, compendium and thesaurus of historical, and especially liturgical, data through the centuries, with names, dates, and an ample bibliography. This publication is a significant contribution to the liturgical literature, since no book of the history of liturgy exists in the English language.

The history of the liturgy is divided according to cultural epochs. If liturgy is the communal manifestation of religious encounter between God and his people, then this manifestation would be influenced in each age according to certain cultural patterns. The books do not provide the liturgical data in isolation, but considers them within their political, cultural and church-historical context.

The main purpose of the work is to give some tools to readers today for distinguishing the essential, permanent elements of liturgy and its historically conditioned manifestations. At the same time, besides the scientific apparatus of specialized bibliography, the reader will enjoy the political, cultural and ecclesial overview of each epoch before becoming familiar with the changes in the liturgy itself.

Overcoming Metaphysics as a Problem in the History of Philosophy
2006 0-7734-5747-X
This book approaches the issue of overcoming metaphysics from a double perspective called ‘metaphysical insideoutness.’ On the one hand, acknowledging the impossibility of a complete overcoming of metaphysics, it opts for the constant overcoming of one metaphysics with another. On the other hand, it acknowledges some ways of stepping outside metaphysics from the inside. The book starts with an overview of the development of metaphysics from Aristotle to the 18th century and then interprets the modern and recent instances of overcoming metaphysics from the viewpoint of the aforementioned double perspective. Such thinkers as Descartes, Hume, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, and others are considered, but special emphasis is given to Jacques Derrida, whose work exemplifies the position of ‘metaphysical insideoutness’ paradigmatically by means of his grammatological metaphysics as well as ways to reach outside metaphysics. The remaining and largest part of the study applies this interpretative scheme to the thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher, who also addressed metaphysical questions in the lectures on dialectic and endeavored to overcome metaphysics or speculation in theology.

Paul's Usage of χάρὶζ in Corinthians 8-9: An Ontology of Grace
2011 0-7734-1590-4
The aim of this work is to cast a new light on 2 Cor 8–9 by highlighting certain features of the theology of grace in that text—its doxological agency, and its pneumasomatic properties. These features, when brought to the fore, serve to both unify Paul’s presentation of grace and redefine, in Pauline thought, whar counts as spiritual.

Perspectives in Theology and Mission From South Africa Signs of the Times
1993 0-7734-1950-0
The unifying factor in this collection is that all the writers are involved at some level in the project of liberation inasmuch as they are mostly theological educators. Several propositions concerning the church in mission and evangelism are treated in such a way that they resonate strongly with `the new approach to the Christian mission' as propounded by Professor Willem Krige.

Perspectives on Witness and Translation Essays in Honor of John E. Steely
1993 0-7734-2858-5
This collection contains original research by John E. Steely's colleagues and students. From the early Christian experience of the apostle Paul to the current turmoil that has engulfed the Southern Baptist experience, from the question of self-definition within the Johannine community to the question of faith in God that frames modern Christian theology, from the struggle for Christian knowledge during the patristic period to the struggle for Christian authenticity within Steely's own work, it provides insights into the expansion of the early Christian mission and its subsequent theological heritage. Includes essays by J. Morris Ashcraft and Walter B. Shurden, known for their contributions to past issues in the Perspectives series. Offers a balanced and insightful glimpse into Steely's personal background and academic career, together with a complete bibliography of Steely's writings and translations.

Peter of Ailly and the Harvest of Fourteenth-Century Philosophy
1989 0-88946-307-7
Describes the state of philosophy at the end of the fourteenth century by examining the teaching of Peter of Ailly (1370-1420), who used the theological teaching of God's omnipotence to remove certainty concerning the physical order, the moral order, and the supernatural order. Many quotations, with Latin on facing pages.

Phenomenological Argument for the Existence of God
2001 0-7734-7514-1
This book examines the contribution of Husserlian and post-Husserlian phenomenology to Hegel’s ontological argument. It represents a new approach to the question of the existence of God in that it combines two schools of thought generally considered incompatible. The fundamental question with which Hegel struggled – and one infer the existence of the infinite from the existence of the finite – receives important philosophical contributions from latter-day phenomenology.

Philosophical and Theological Treatises of William Ames
2013 0-7734-4324-X
This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called “the spiritual father of the New England churches.”

Philosophy and Ethics of the Virasaiva Community
2003 0-7734-6734-3
This important book presents the quintessence of the Virasaiva philosophy as revealed in the dialogues of the Virasaiva philosophers and revolutionary mystics of the twelfth century. These spiritually stimulating and intellectually challenging discourses are reminiscent of the Dialogues of Plato. Virasaiva thinkers proclaimed and practiced a monotheistic ideal, and values associated with human rights, gender equality, liberty and fraternity, a strong work ethic, social justice, community service, cultural diversity, non-violence, environmental protection and sustainable development. This landmark volume is an indispensable authoritative resource for scholars and educated readers interested in religion, philosophy, and culture.

Philosophy of Religion in Kierkegaard's Writings
1995 0-7734-9591-6
This volume emphasizes the unity of philosophical outlook and coherence of thought in Kierkegaard's writings. Sketches the development of his thinking on the nature of faith, and identifies the decisive influences on him. Linguistic analysis clarifies his paradoxical theses concerning faith and uncertainty, and his importance, under six heads: (i) faith is not proof; (ii) rebuttal of rationalism; (iii) rebuttal of the empirical error; (iv) religious faith is the answer to a limiting question; (v) the insistence on the inclusion of the person; and (vi) the clue to the meaningfulness of religion.

Philosophy of Robert Holcot, Fourteenth-Century Skeptic
1993 0-7734-9306-9
From 1300 to 1520 perhaps the most pervasive of philosophical and theological doctrines dealt with the applications of the notion of divine absolute power. Robert Holcot applied this notion to every aspect of his thought: secondary causality, divine foreknowledge, revelation, predestination, moral law, grace, merit, beatitude, and the Incarnation. The final chapters show the extent of Holcot's influence and attack his whole enterprise. An appendix transcribes seven of Holcot's quodlibetal questions, which are used to supplement the study of his printed works.

Political Philosophy of Peruvian Theologian Gustavo GutiÉrrez
2001 0-7734-7348-3
Gustavo Gutiérrez, a Peruvian Roman Catholic priest and theologian, is one of the most recognized proponents of the religio-political movement known as Liberation Theology. Born of frustrations over the failure of many nations in Latin America to achieve a socially equitable level of economic, political and social development, Liberation Theology represents a radical religious response, analysis, and critique of existing conditions. This study examines the radical foundations of Gutiérrez’s works, in particular, his reliance on the work of critical theorists such as Hegel and Marx. It also uses Eric Voegelin’s thought to construct an analytical matrix with which to examine Gutiérrez’s works.

Political Religions
1985 0-88946-767-6
A translation of Voegelin's Die politischen Religionen, with a translator's preface that tells the history of the text, the English text cross-referenced to the German, and an introduction that is a short intellectual biography of the young Voegelin

Political Theory of Eric Voegelin
1986 0-88946-771-4
A collection of six studies that constitute a probe into the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin, including: "The Crucible," "Western Civil Theologies," "The Genesis of Modern Unreason," "The Concept of Historiogenesis," "Cosmos and Empire," "The Differentiation of Consciousness," and "In Search." Contains a bibliography of Voegelin's writings and an index.

Pragmatism and the Rise of Religious Humanism: The Writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975)
2006 0-7734-5817-4
This book primarily contains unpublished writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975). This volume includes Haydon’s doctoral dissertation, “The Conception of God in the Pragmatic Philosophy” and The Heritage of Eastern Asia (1932).

Haydon was a sophisticated researcher in the field of Religious Studies and was particularly interested in the modern trends in major religions of the world. He contented that the creative source of all religions was to be discovered in the social and physical struggle for the values of existence. Haydon stressed that the religions face the supreme test of adapting to a new age, while at the same time trying to combat the inertia of their tradition by transforming these ancient ways of thinking and acting.

In the 1920s, religious humanism as a philosophical and religious position was gaining strength in Unitarian circles, especially in the Chicago area. At the University of Chicago, Haydon taught a functional view of religion as humanly created in a variety of forms in the quest for a satisfying life. Haydon was a key contributor in writing Humanist Manifesto (1933) and was also a leader in founding the American Humanist movement. Upon retirement from the University of Chicago, Haydon accepted the role of leader of the Ethical Society of Chicago. It was in this capacity that the addresses and radio talks included in these volumes were presented.

Researchers and others interested in the history of American Humanism or the development of the Ethical movement will discover much of interest in the writings on this pioneering thinker.

Pragmatism and the Rise of Religious Humanism: The Writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975)
2006 0-7734-5819-0
This book primarily contains unpublished writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975). This volume includes Haydon’s addresses to the American Ethical Culture Societies.

Pragmatism and the Rise of Religious Humanism: The Writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975)
2006 0-7734-5821-2
This book primarily contains unpublished writings of Albert Eustace Haydon (1880-1975). This volume also contains radio talks delivered on radio station WJJD, Chicago.

Problem of Plato's Cratylus
2007 0-7734-5425-X
This works seeks to force classical scholars to think further and differently about the Cratylus and its importance in Plato’s corpus, as well as to open the eyes of scholars working on Wittgenstein, Barthes and Derrida regarding the debt they owe to that dialogue. The study begins by assessing Plato’s role in the developing consciousness, among Greek thinkers, of “language” as an entity for study, while also exploring the more specific issue of Plato’s part in developing formal grammatical awareness and terminology. Further, the work considers Plato’s concern as exemplified by the Cratylus for the reliability of language as an instrument of philosophy. Since philosophy in Plato’s mind is centered on seeking Truth and pursuing an ethical life the Cratylus focuses on how effective words are for seeking truth and defining ethics.

Problem of Polarization an Approach Based on the Writings of G. C. Berkouwer
1992 0-7734-1633-1
This study discussed areas in which the harmful effects of polarization are keenly felt: Scripture as divine word and human words; grace and faith; evangelism and ecumenism; apologetics and proclamation; evangelism and social concern. Though Berkouwer's perspective is prominent, there is dialogue with other writers: Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Karl Marx and Herbert Marcuse. Theology's practical significance is emphasized.

Problem of the Providence of God: How Can a God Outside This World Also Be Present in It?
2010 0-7734-3804-1
This book brings together the themes of the doctrines of Providence and Trinity. Utilizing the contemporary evangelical debate regarding Open Theism as a context for this work brings a trinitarian perspective to bear on issues of the divine/human relationship that are intrinsic to Providence. Focusing particularly upon the nature of God’s transcendence, sovereignty, immutability, and impassibility, this study completes its trinitarian treatment by applying what has been learned to the nature and practice of prayer as it pertains to Providence.

Process Ethics a Constructive System
1984 0-88946-764-1
The first attempt to create a constructive and ethical system based on process philosophy, which is often considered America's distinctive contribution to philosophy. Seeks to develop a system of Christian ethics based on process philosophy, but without employing the highly technical language of that discipline.

Reassessment of Absolute Skepticism and Religious Faith Standing Before the Mystery
1996 0-7734-8842-1
After a general discussion of what "religious" might mean and locating Western confidence in knowing in the influence of Aristotle, the book moves to the question, is any knowledge (i.e. sure and certain verity as opposed to debatable opinion) possible? An examination of claims to knowledge by the physical and social sciences, history, ethics and theology leads to the conclusion that humans can never claim certainty for any of their opinions. Using M. K. Gandhi as an example of a modern absolute skeptic, the final section explores the question: how can we live without certainty, facing the inexplicable mysteries of life and death? This is followed by a series of questions and answers which explore further the position of skepticism.

Reassessment of Absolute Skepticism and Religious Faith: Standing Before the Mystery
1995 0-7734-8842-1
The book begins by asking what religious knowledge is and whether it is possible. After offering a general discussion of waht "religious" might mean and locating Western confidence in knowing in the influence of Aristotle, the book soon moves to the question, is any knowledge (i.e. sure and certain verity as opposed to debatable opinion) possible? An examination of claims to knowledge by the physical and social sciences, history, ethics, and theology leads to the conclusion that humans can never claim certainty for any of their opinions. Knowledge always exists within a context and that context always bears the marks of human construction and fallibility. We can never be objective about the universe because we are, in fact, part of it. Therefore our view of the world is always partial and misleading. The word science is a misnomer.


Recent Ideas of Divine Conflict: The Influences of Psychological and Sociological Theories of Conflict Upon the Trinitarian Theology of Paul Tillich and Jurgen Moltmann
1991 0-7734-9949-0
An examination of the thought of four modern thinkers - Carl Jung, Paul Tillich, Ernst Bloch, and Jurgen Moltmann - in an effort to explore the nature of the relationship between the doctrine of God and the problem of human psychological and social conflict.

Reincarnation a Philosophical and Practical Analysis
1989 0-88946-342-5
Written in two sections. The analytic part demonstrates that reincarnation does occur in the informed rational view. The existential view addresses the question: What difference does it make to the way I live my life? A serious piece of scholarship made accessible to the intelligent layman without sacrificing professional rigor.

Religious Dimension in the Thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1744) Volume 2 Language, Law and History
1993 0-7734-9215-1
In this two-volume work, the author argues that the avant-garde features of Giambattista Vico's thought stem directly from his engagement with theological traditions, and his concern to develop a Catholic apologetic. This claim is established through a much more thorough engagement with all Vico's texts than is usual in the secondary literature in English.

Religious Dogmatics and the Evolution of Societies
1984 0-88946-866-4
Renders Luhmann's Religiöse Dogmatik und gesellschaftliche Funktion (Chapter Two of his 1977 Funktion der Religion), which has been the subject of much discussion and controversy in Europe over the past fifteen years, accessible to the English-speaking world, where Luhmann's sociological theories have received comparatively little attention. Beyer also provides a 50-page introduction which treats of some of the main concepts in Luhmann's abstract and difficult thought and also illustrates the way these concepts fit into his overall theory of society and religion.

Research Bibliography in Christian Ethics and Catholic Moral Theology
2006 0-7734-5796-8
This book provides a fairly extensive overview of this discipline from both an ecumenical and multi-cultural perspective. This chosen perspective amplifies the potential range of sources to be included, and the primary hermeneutical key for the organization and selection of materials presents the gathered materials in such a way that they can meet the needs of both the serious scholar as well as the non-expert with a curiosity to explore a given issue, author, or theme. No bibliography of this dimension currently exists.

Restating the Catholic Church's Relationship with the Jewish People: The Challenge of Super-Sessionary Theology
2013 0-7734-4361-4
This volume outlines some of the attempts to produce a theology to replace super-sessionary theology since the Nostra Aetate and the issues that remain, including the question of mission and the Jews.

Revelation and Religion Studies in the Theological Interpretation of Religious Types
1999 0-7734-8147-8
This book (originally published in 1952) contains much which can be useful in developing a dialogue with current scholarship to construct a contemporary theology of Religion. Farmer analyzes the essential elements of the Christian experiences of God, putting forth his theory of ‘substantival' religion and ‘adjectival' religion.

Richard R. Niebuhr on Christ and Religion The Four-Stage Development of His Theology
1981 0-88946-973-3
Interprets Richard R. Niebuhr's works up to 1978, concluding that Niebuhr was influenced by Calvin, Edwards, and Schleiermacher but that his thought is primarily his own.

Roland H. Bainton an Examination of His Reformation Historiography
1985 0-88946-812-5
A study, focusing on Bainton's historical methodology. Includes a valuable bibliography of all Bainton's works.

Role of Richard Watson's theological Institutes in the Development of Methodism After John Wesley
2014 0-7734-0072-9
No study ever before has examined the political implications of Watson’s massive theological exposition. The official accounts of Methodist history mention the Theological Institutes but take their importance for granted. This work brings puts together the puzzle pieces of its major themes in a more contextualized historical interpretation.

Role of the Rule of Faith in the Formation of the New Testament Canon According to Eusebius of Caesarea
2014 0-7734-4254-5
The book evaluates the canonization process from a new angle in that, according to Eusebius of Caesarea, the Rule of Faith served as a criterion of canonicity, encompassing both the subcriteria of apostolicity and catholicity.

Sacramental Roots of Human Freedom: A Catholic Basis for Morality
2008 0-7734-4986-8
Freedom has been a difficult notion in Catholic theology over the years, but this study proposes a positive approach to freedom’s role in ethics, based on its potential for achieving moral goodness in terms of a variety of dialogue partners.

Salvation and Discipleship Continuum in Johannine Literature: Toward an Evaluation of the Faith Alone Doctrine
2014 0-7734-3507-7
An honest and significant response to the Faith Alone or Free Grace Movement. In this work Dr. Sujaya James tackles the inherent link between salvation/assurance and discipleship in the writings of the Apostle John to demonstrate that Faith Alone teaching is inconsistent with John’s presentation of salvation and discipleship continuum.


Schleiermacher’s Construction of the Subject in the Introduction to the Christian Faith in Light of M. Foucault’s Critique of Modern Knowledge
2001 0-7734-7623-7


Scholarship, Sacraments, and Service Historical Studies in Protestant Tradition
1990 0-88946-838-9
Essays in Honor of Bard Thompson.

Scotus Vs. Ockham - A Medieval Dispute Over Universals Texts Translated Into English with Commentary (volume I)
1999 0-7734-8156-7


Scotus Vs. Ockham - A Medieval Dispute Over Universals Texts Translated Into English with Commentary (volume II)
1999 0-7734-8158-3


Selfhood and ‘gostly Menyng’ in Some Middle English Mysticssemiotic Approaches to Contemplative Theology
2002 0-7734-7507-9
This is primarily a study of selfhood in the vernacular works of Walter Hilton, those associated with The Cloud of Unknowing, and Julian of Norwich. The three authors show differing governing paradigms for their presentation of the contemplative self. For Hilton, a grounding binary of opposition of flesh and spirit dominates his psychological and Christological paradigms. This is extended in the Cloud author to include an attempted semiotic annihilation of ‘bodily’ linguistic conception. Julian transgresses boundaries assumed by Hilton and the Cloud author via an Incarnationism that permeates her mode of writing and her understanding of the ‘menying’ of her text. This comprehensive work is part of an emerging movement in the study of the English Mystics which incorporates critical theory and postmodern theological perspectives in close readings of mystical texts.

Separation of Psychology and Theology at Princeton, 1868-1903
2005 0-7734-5930-8
It is well established that science in general and human science in particular gained both prestige and popularity in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The new or experimental psychology was no exception. Only a few decades after its ‘origin date’ in 1879, experimental psychology became the dominant paradigm for psychology and maintained this dominance well into the twentieth century. How did Christians interested in human nature respond to this rapidly advancing understanding of human nature? Was their traditional Biblical understanding of people at risk or could the new psychology and the old theology come to some understanding?

Professor Bryan N. Maier begins to answer these questions, at least in part, by unfolding the intriguing story of how one influential Evangelical institution reacted to this new psychology. A case study of who taught psychology and how psychology was taught at Princeton College in the latter third of the nineteenth century reveals at least one way that Evangelicals attempted to resolve the relationship between their faith and this new human science. Professor Maier argues that in systemic terms, a temporary and fragile alliance was formed between the new science and the old theology. This alliance, represented by the personal and professional relationship between James McCosh and James Mark Baldwin, postponed the conflict through their generation but ultimately undermined the ability of Scripture to say anything authoritatively concerning human nature.

Southern Baptist Theologians and Original Sin
2004 0-7734-6471-9
Several recent studies have analyzed the theology of Southern Baptists and have attempted to classify the various Southern Baptist theologians into categories. Some writers have appealed to certain theologians as sources of authority or have vilified them by claiming that they have turned Baptists away from a biblical theology. This work seeks to examine how Southern Baptist Theologians, James Petigru Boyce, Walter Thomas Conner, Edgar Young Mullins, and Dale Moody have addressed original sin in order to critically analyze a specific doctrine that is important to Baptists.

The author does not seek to politicize their views or determine which theological approach might be more profitable for Southern Baptists. The researcher provides a detailed analysis of each theologian’s view, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each view. The researcher then highlights the overall weaknesses of the views and suggests areas that Southern Baptist Theologians might need to address in more detail in order to formulate a more adequate doctrine of original sin.

Stages of Religious Faith in the Classical Reformation Tradition the Covenant Approach to the Ordo Salutis
1995 0-7734-8890-1
This study surveys the main strands of the theology of covenant from biblical times up to the period before Johannes Cocceius (1603-69). The writings of German scholars, including Kutsch, are reviewed (often for the first time in English) along with many American scholars in the vanguard of research on the theology of covenant. Covenant can be employed in the context of a contract (two-sided) or a decree, ordinance or promise (one-sided). God's dealings with man come firmly within the ambit of the latter usage and this is how the Hebrew berit in the Old Testament and the Greek diatheke in the New should be interpreted. Having defined covenant as employed in the Scriptures, Dr. Poole then traces the use and interpretation of covenant in the Early Church and Scholasticism before examining its treatment in the Reformation and the ensuing development of a federal system and order of salvation, a scheme which reached its zenith with Cocceius; however, it is suggested that not a few bricks forming the basis of Cocceius' baroque structure were laid by his older colleague at Franeker in the Netherlands, Johannes Cloppenburg (1592-1652), and the final chapter of Dr. Poole's work examines Cloppenburge's federal theology. The influence of the theological faculty at Franeker extended far beyond the Netherlands, reaching even to the New World. The literary and socio-political dimensions of covenant thought are considered in the appendices. This is a revised edition of the dissertation originally published as The History of the Covenant Concept from the Bible to Johannes Cloppenburg: 'De Foedere Dei'

State of Schleiermacher Scholarship Today
2006 0-7734-5742-9
This book includes 16 essays that are reflective of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s contributions across a number of disciplines as well as the wide range of Schleiermacher scholarship today. The essays by Liberty Stewart, Sung Chel Kim, and Carl Kalwaitis all focus on different aspects of Schleiermacher’s 1799 Speeches on Religion. The essays by Terrence Tice and Edwina Lawler illuminate Schleiermacher as “Prince of the Church” through Tice’s translation of two sermons given by Schleiermacher in 1821 and Lawler’s exploration of themes in his New Year’s Sermons in relation to his early works, the Soliloquies and What Gives Value to Life. John Wallhausser describes Schleiermacher’s contributions to ethics, while Roger Badham discusses his hermeneutical theory. James Stamm’s essay relates to Schleiermacher’s work as the great German translator of Plato. Donna Bowman is interested in Schleiermacher the theologian. Her essay provides a process reading of his doctrine of the election. There are a number of comparative studies. Both David Seiple and Sergio Sorrentino have as their topic the relation between Schleiermacher and Barth, while Christopher Adair-Toteff looks at the figure of Troeltsch, and Jack Crossley at the philosopher Hegel. Jeffery Kinlaw provides a philosophical perspective through his exploration of Schleiermacher’s transcendent ground argument. This work both begins and ends with contributions by the great teacher of Schleiermacher, Michael D. Ryan, whose first essay explores the impact that Schleiermacher has had in his own life and thought and whose final article discusses the “Christian Humanism” of Schleiermacher as seen in his 1806 book, Christmas Eve: Dialogue on the Incarnation.

Studies in the Theological Ethics of Ernst Troeltsch
1991 0-88946-923-7
Is there a future for "liberal theology'? That was a question which Ernst Troeltsch asked in print, overtly or indirectly, in almost every piece on theology that he wrote and, one may suppose, privately he was far from sure of an affirmative answer. There are doubts; not so much about the study of religion as about the religious life; not so much about science as applied to culture, but about the future of civilization.

Systematic Theology a Modern Protestant Approach
1986 0-88946-769-2
Originated as a textbook to introduce students to the whole range of Christian thought, written from the viewpoint of the non-conservative academic tradition in modern American Protestantism.

Texte Des Glaubens
2006 0-7734-5771-2
This book includes introductions and texts that show the writer’s developing understanding of his faith. The analyses of Jakob Böhme, German mystics and Meister Eckehart were essential to his visionary beliefs, without which the series of ‘Schau- und Lesebücher’ on Angels, the Holy Spirit, St. Elisabeth, the Mother of God, the Conqueror of Death and the Devil (including an extra dimension of Schreyer’s prayers), and his book on the Catechism cannot be fully appreciated. Inspired by the reform of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, they point towards theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. The final collection of discussions and reminiscences on Abstract Christian Art in 1962 emphasizes the role of dialogue as an exploratory form of education. Although it was not possible to include the illustrations and detailed comments on these that formed an integral part of the original publications, the introductory texts and selections by themselves reveal a process of active commitment and searching independence characteristic of Schreyer’s life and style. Some illustrations characteristic of his interests as a writer and artist are included, together with an introduction on the texts, and notes on the illustrations.

This book will interest Christian artists, catechists, clergy and laypeople, and it presents for the first time an account of a further aspect of Schreyer’s personal development, especially after World War II.

Textual History and Theological Reflection on the Inscription of the Paschal Candle
2004 0-7734-6453-0
This work details the textual and history of the inscriptions on the Paschal Candle, carved into wax on only one night of the year within Christian liturgies. A meticulous study of texts and various Latin words brings the reader from ninth century France and Spain to the Lateran basilica of the 13th century. Along with a credible textual history for the inscriptions, this work outlines various schools of liturgical reform evident in the evolution of practice and proposes some theological implications associated with the inscribing of the Paschal Candle. It disproves two earlier misconceptions concerning the inscription’s origins and establishes an original theory concerning the sources and evolution of the practice. Pertinent Medieval manuscripts and associated Latin terminology are competently analyzed to produce a genuine contribution to the field of liturgical history within the Western Christian tradition.

Theological Analysis and Critique of the Postmodernism Debate Mapping the Labyrinth
1997 0-7734-2246-3
This work is an in-depth look at contemporary postmodern trends in art, philosophy, and theology. It surveys and analyzes many of the main trends and ideas that have been gaining influence in academic and intellectual discourse over the past several decades, to determine just what postmodernism is and what type of response to the phenomenon should be made by Christian theology. This thorough, accurate, and fair assessment on postmodernism will be of enormous value to students and professors of religious, theology, and current trends in the arts and philosophy.

Theological Biology the Case for a New Modernism
1991 0-7734-9655-6
Against the background of the older modernism, a new empirical, relativistic, pragmatic, naturalistic process theism is developed that takes into account contemporary discussions in anti-foundationalist philosophy of religion and post-Kuhnian philosophy of science. Liberation, feminist, black, process, and revisionist theologies are critically evaluated against the backdrop of liberal and neo-orthodox perspectives. The book's positive thesis is that the universe is in the business of creating life and directing it toward fulfillment. This claim is synthesized with the biblical concept of a loving creativity at the base of all things. The outcome is a view that has deep biblical roots but is addressed to persons informed by beliefs and doubts generated by scientific thinking.

Theological Controversies in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales, 1865-1915: The Rise of Liberal Evangelicalism
2008 0-7734-4902-7
This work examines the rise of Liberal Evangelicalism in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales in Australia from 1865 to 1915. It proved to be the prelude to the acceptance of extreme liberalism in the person of Rev. Professor Samuel Angus who avoided heresy charges in the 1930s. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.

Theological Ethics of Friedrich Schleiermacher
2001 0-7734-7349-1
The range and versatility of the intellectual accomplishments of Friedrich Schleiermacher have been the scene of much scrutiny and recognition since his passing in 1834. The subjects of this study have been provided by both his published writings during his lifetime and the great amount of lecture material that comprise his literary remains. The material that Schleiermacher singled out from the exceptionally large deposit of lectures over many philosophical and theological subjects were those on philosophical dialectic and on Christian ethics. The resulting book that reflects the former topic has been the occasion of considerable analysis and discussion. Other lectures such as those dealing with the philosophy of human culture, and called by Schleiermacher, philosophical ethics, and hermeneutics, have received much attention also, the latter in English as well as in German. But such has not been the case with Schleiermacher’s Die Christliche Sitte or Christian Ethics. Despite that fact that certain important figures in nineteenth-century German theology have pointed to the path-breaking nature of Schleiermacher’s ethical thought in theology, exceptionally little of this thought has appeared in English.

Theological Method of Stanley J. Grenz: Constructing Evangelical Theology From Scripture, Tradition, and Culture
2011 0-7734-1518-1
This book examines Canadian theologian Stanley J. Grenz’s proposed model for evangelical theological construction. This model utilizes scripture, tradition and culture as the sources for theology, and has the Trinity, community, and eschatology as its focal motifs.

Theological Reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, with Particular Reference to Its Themes of Identity, Alienation and Community Salvation in a Social Context
1996 0-7734-8874-X
This study concerns the relationship between theology and socio-philosophy and considers the type of dialogical theory required to articulate the meaning of salvation socially. It gives practical content to a theological understanding of salvation through consideration of issues raised by Hegel in The Phenomenology of Spirit. The Introduction and Part I outline difficulties on the side of faith in articulating an idea of God's salvation for the contemporary needs and goals of society, in particular, the dualism between talking of 'the social' either in terms of the functions of collected individuals or as a single entity. Part 2 introduces critical interpretations of Hegel and his treatment of various social forms of alienation. Analysis of the text, combined with a survey of recent interpretation, provides the basis from which to discuss some of the deepest alienations of the human heart and social practice. In Part 3, using analogical reasoning, the book suggests that it is possible for theology both to learn from Hegel and his interpreters, and to criticize them, considering what is inadequate in Hegel's superseding of the Christian understanding of community. Relevant contributions from non-Christian social theorists, Jürgen Habermas in particular, are summarized and discussed. Concludes with implications for Christian social theory today.

Theological Study Informed by the Thought of Paul Tillich and the Latin American Experience the Ambivalence of Science
1997 0-7734-2280-3


Theologies of War and Peace Among Jews, Christians, and Muslims
1998 0-7734-8254-7


Theology and Piety in the Reformed Federal Thought of William Perkins and John Preston
1998 0-7734-2239-0
This study identifies the loci motifs in the federal thought of two eminent Puritans, William Perkins and John Preston, and thereby presents Puritan loci federalism as a biblically sanctioned alternative to the historical method. It reinterprets the diversity within Reformed Federal thought based on a methodological distinction of loci/history rather than a dogmatic division of grace/ethics.

Theology of Grace and the American Mind a Re-Presentation of Catholic Doctrine
1983 0-88946-761-7
A re-presentation of the Catholic doctrine of grace for the contemporary American mind. First examines the meaning of grace as fashioned by Karl Rahner in his transcendental anthropology, then integrates this with American criteria of judgment (Carl Rogers and C. S. Peirce) to develop a uniquely American theology of grace.

Theology of History and Apologetic Historiography in Heinrich Bullinger Truth in History
1992 0-7734-9828-1
This exploration of a select number of Heinrich Bullinger's writings is one of the very few major studies in English on this influential Reformer. It demonstrates how Bullinger's theology informs his history-writing, and how he sees the latter in an humanistic context. The main thesis is that his history-writing is an expression of the Reformer's emphasis on justification by faith alone. It also constitutes the exploration of a new field in Reformation studies; the theology of history and the historical writings of the Reformers. This groundbreaking study will interest not only Reformation scholars but also historians in general.

Theology of Revelation of Avery Dulles Symbolic Mediation
1996 0-7734-4248-0
This volume offers an exploration of the symbolic structure and mediation of revelation as understood by the Jesuit theologian Avery Dulles. It addresses Dulles' presuppositions about the nature of human knowing and how this radically affects his development of a theology of revelation. It explores both the social and the symbolic dimensions of revelation, most specifically in the area of the unique relationship that the self-disclosure of the divine demands. It also looks at Dulles' presuppositions regarding the significance of revelation for the varying dimensions of theology - specifically, the notion of communication and revelation as such.

Theomagical Reformation of Thomas Vaughan: Magic and the Occult in Early Modern British Theology
2015 0-7734-4253-7
The first critical examination of Thomas Vaughan as a theologian and or magician in his own right. Through close readings of Vaughan’s published writings, analyses of their public reception, the case is made for Vaughan as a “theomagus”, or Christian magician. A reformist thinker, noting parallels between creation and alchemy, his role in developing this theological framework was significant in seventeenth-century British theology.
Thomas has never been considered as a theologian or magician in his own right.
Through close readings of Vaughan’s published writings, analyses of their public reception, and explorations of the writers who influenced Vaughan, I make a case for Vaughan as a “theomagus,” or Christian magician. Vaughan was involved in the universal reform movement of Samuel Hartlib and allied himself with a magical branch of reform associated with the late fifteenth-century humanist Marsilio Ficino and sixteenth-century magician Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Vaughan sought to restore peace and religious unity through the prisca theologia (or “original theology”), a primordial wisdom believed to be inherent in Creation, but lost to humanity through the Fall of Adam and subsequent ages of sin.
Vaughan was not the first early modern thinker to note parallels between creation and alchemy, but he stands out in his emphasis on the role humans could play in this ongoing transmutation. As exceptional as his thought may appear today, it occupies a significant place on the spectrum of mid-seventeenth-century British theology.


Thought of Jacques Ellul a Systematic Exposition
1981 0-88946-961-X
A study of the work of Jacques Ellul, a professor of history and sociology of institutions at the University of Bourdeaux "whom Fasching considers - and with good reason - the most important Christian thinker on the implications of a technological civilization with regard to religion" (ADRIS).

Tibetan Buddhist Approach to International Relations: The Teaching of the Dalai Lama
2012 0-7734-1608-0
This monograph examines the theological paradigms within Buddhism, a religion that interacts with the world without narratives of genesis and eschatology. This book argues that there is a need to study and understand this interdependent relation between the religious and the secular political world.

Toward an African Christian Theology of the Kingdom of God the Kingship of Onyame
1995 0-7734-2291-9
This work demonstrates a continuity between Christianity and the Akan/African religio-cultural traditions, by working with the Christian biblical metaphor of the Kingdom of God. It proceeds in five steps: the problem of cultural alienation in contemporary Africa; the way the Kingdom of God functions as a symbol in the preaching of Jesus; an examination of the Akan belief in the Kingship of Onyame, 'God'; the possibility of proclaiming the Christian symbol of the Kingdom to the Akan; and drawing various theological conclusions to demonstrate the affirmation of substantive continuity between Christian and African traditions to pave the way for a Christian theology reflecting an African ethos.

Toward an American Theology
1967 0-88946-028-0
This book grows out of the conviction that the coming epoch of history will be dominated by American social techniques that are creating a new unit of reality: the man-and -machine. Protestantism alone will not be able to form this new epoch. Instead, a new ecumenical theology is needed that will develop concepts and methods appropriate to its problems. The essays discuss a wide range of historical, philosophical, and doctrinal problems and proposes constructive solutions. In each case the author accepts the criticism of the new radical theology, but goes beyond it and draws upon the Christian tradition in order to arrive at a new alternative.

Transcendence and Immanence in the Philosophy of Michael Polanyi and Christian Theism
1992 0-7734-1635-8
This study explores the ways in which Michael Polanyi's philosophy is or is not compatible with, can be used to articulate, or may need to be accommodated to the central doctrines of Christianity, especially in relation to God's transcendence of and immanence within the world. Polanyi's philosophy of knowledge as a tacit integration of clues into a focal whole which mirrors the constitution of comprehensive entities as integrations of level, provides scope for a genuine metaphysics and natural theology. It explains how we can make genuine reference to God who transcends the world, our thoughts and our language. It enables us to articulate our knowledge of God, God's relation to the world, His knowledge of and action within the world, and His being Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, on the analogy of Speaker, Work and Meaning who mutually indwell one another. Similarly it provides a suitable model for understanding the Incarnation, grace and the sacraments.

Translation of William of Ockham’s Work of Ninety Days. Vol. 1
2001 0-7734-7528-1
This was Ockham’s first major work in a twenty-year campaign against Pope John XXII. It is a critical commentary on the Pope’s document Quia vir reprobus. It includes a thorough discussion of the place of voluntary poverty in religious life, the place of property in civil life, and its relation to natural rights and human law.

Treatise Concerning the Supernatural Regeneration and the Kingdom of the Antichrist by Michael Servetus
2008 0-7734-5047-5
In this newly translated work, Servetus examines the efficiency of good works for salvation and the excellence of love.

Treatise on Faith and Justice of Christ’s Kingdom by Michael Servetus
2008 0-7734-5067-7
The pivotal role of Michael Servetus (1511-1553), the pioneer and development of trends produced by the Enlightenment, and consequent martyr, is illuminated in this premier English translation of his writings.

Trinitarian Axiom of Karl Rahner
2006 0-7734-5584-1
The widely-accepted Grundaxiom of Karl Rahner’s doctrine of the Trinity, “The economic Trinity is the immanent Trinity and vice versa,” functions in contemporary theology as a means of reconciling the seemingly contradictory claims that (a) God has revealed the doctrine of the Trinity to the Church, and (b) God has not disclosed this doctrine verbally in Scripture. Rahner’s Grundaxiom thus serves to legitimate theologies of the Trinity that do not presuppose the verbal inspiration of Scripture.

The present study, by contrast, indirectly challenges the viability of such theologies by subjecting the Grundaxiom to a thoroughgoing, immanent critique. On the grounds that Rahner does not successfully warrant his axiom and that the axiom itself implicitly conflicts with key elements of Rahner’s Trinitarian theology, this study argues that Rahner fails to supply a credible account of how human beings learn of the existence of the immanent Trinity. A more robust theology of scriptural inspiration than Rahner’s, this work suggests, may suffice to remedy this defect in Rahner’s theology of the Trinity.

Trinitarian Theology of Novatian of Rome: A Study in Third-Century Orthodoxy
2008 0-7734-5026-2
This work explores Novatian’s historical context, his use of Latin terminology, and his New Testament exegesis, in order to discover and clarify how he solved the Christological problem of how Christ could be fully divine without compromising the oneness of God. The study includes a new translation of his De Trinitate and shows that Novatian’s christology is not only progressive for his time, it anticipates Nicaean and Chalcedonian christology.

Trinity and Ontology a Comparative Study of the Theologies of Karl Barth and Wolfhart Pannenberg
1988 0-7734-1641-2
This study examines how Pannenberg uses idealist thought and its implications for orthodox Christian doctrines. It elucidates how idealism controls Pannenberg's system, and shows that Barth's theology also reflects Hegelian logic at a deep level. Argues that both offer a deeply trinitarian ontology, each being in debt to central Hegelian ideas. Following the comparative appraisal of Barth and Pannenberg, the author draws out deep differences between theologies which bear the Hegelian stamp and central Christian orthodoxy in terms of revelation, creation, God, man and reconciliation.

Understanding and Beingan Introduction and Companion to Insight
1980 0-88946-909-1
An edited version, recreated from tapes and auditors' notes, of the ten lectures the Canadian Jesuit Lonergan delivered on his Insight, with a selection of the auditors' responses.

Understanding the Gospel of John
1992 0-7734-9640-8
Makes significant contributions to the scholarly understanding of the Gospel in three areas: understanding the Beloved Disciple not as a historic person, but as any person in the bosom of Christ as Christ is in the bosom of God, and such persons are the source of church authority; studies the dialogues which Jesus has with the "spiritually dull" as a way by which Jesus shows his divinity; and sees John as a midrashic development of the Synoptic Gospels. Important to the general reader is the attention given to the literary form of the Gospel, its understanding of Jesus as divine, the discussion of key concepts -- such as light and darkness, and abiding in Christ -- and a discussion of the realized eschatology of the Gospel. The book will be useful as a text for college or church classes.

Viability of the Vocation Tradition in Trinitarian, Credal, and Reformed Perspective the Threefold Call
1998 0-7734-2247-1
This study tackles the criticisms of the vocation tradition, particularly by Miroslav Volf, arguing that they are largely true of the relatively conservative Lutheran vocation tradition based on creation theology. They are less true of the Reformed tradition, particularly as reformed itself within a more dynamic trinitarian theological framework which encourages both social and personal change in work structures and roles. It examines three 20th century Lutheran theologians (Gustaf Wingren, Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann) to see the ways in which their theological anchorage in one person of the Trinity or article of the Creed shapes their theologies of work and vocation.

Virtue of Humility: A Thomistic Apologetic
2009 0-7734-4889-6
This work reconstructs humility by tracing a consistent but often unstated definition: humility is a virtue of self-knowledge acquired by the practice of other-centeredness.

Voegelin and the Theologian Ten Studies in Interpretation
1983 0-88946-751-X
A search by ten authors for Voegelin's theological identity: a general introduction with a review of the critical literature on Voegelin's work and nine essays that deal with various aspects of his thought.

Voices of Matter
1996 0-7734-8769-7
The late Canadian theologian Arthur Gibson was known for his creative approaches to Christian theology as a hermeneutical tool for interpreting contemporary discoveries and movements in the arts and sciences. This previously unpublished work was prepared from several typed versions, with the assistance of many of Dr. Gibson's professional and personal colleagues. Chapter headings include: Warning Signals of the Atomic Age; The Anti-Materialism of Religious Traditions; The Nucleus of the Problem; The Voice of Non-Entity; The Voice of Process; The Voice of Energy; The Voice of Mass; The Voice of the Quantum; and The Voice of Signals.

Was George Fox a Gnostic? An Examination of Foxian Theology From a Valentinian Gnostic Perspective
2006 0-7734-5901-4
The combined effect of observations made by John Owen (Puritan Vice-chancellor of Oxford University) in tracts published in 1655 and 1679 was that Quaker theology renewed aspects of Gnosticism, a theology interpreted by patristic commentators as Christian heresy. This monograph argues that George Fox’s theological message (and in particular, his interpretation of the concept of revelatory Light) incorporated a remarkably similar soteriology and realised eschatology to that found in Valentinian Christian Gnosticism.

What Do We Imagine God to Be?
2007 0-7734-5488-8
This book gives an overview of current research on God images and the religious imagination by considering the results of certain quantitative research; by analyzing the role of such images in spirituality, in therapy and pastoral ministry; and by considering the work of Andrew Greeley on this topic. Since the religious imagination covers a variety of fields, this book offers contributions from a variety of disciplines and brings together research from such varying perspectives. This book will likely appeal to psychologists and sociologists dealing with religious issues, to therapists helping clients deal with oppressive God images, as well as to religious ministers and philosophers of religion.

What is It that Theologians Do, How They Do It and Why
2006 0-7734-5590-6
The purpose of this volume of essays is to offer a picture and examples of what it is that Christian theologians do and why and how they do it. These essays treat three areas of theological concern which constitute the parts of the book: the methods of theological procedure, the topics and questions addressed by theologians, and various applications of theological conclusions A proposal is presented that the most important and influential development is a new Romantic movement which arose in the last century and has influenced all areas of our culture. This movement has both positive and negative influences on Christianity and theology which are examined in detail.

Why and How Secular Society Should Accommodate Religion. A Philosophical Proposal
2010 0-7734-3811-4
This study examines judiciary attempts to refine the neutrality worldview called for by the U.S. Constitution.

Abstract: The author argues that religion should be reasonably accommodated in the public arena, especially in the United States. To this end he reviews and critiques the way this issue has been considered in both philosophical and legal circles. He finds that neither the philosophical nor the legal case for suppressing religion-based statements in the public arena is persuasive or definitive.