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Act and Being: Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes

Gunton, Colin E.

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ISBN 10: 080282658X / ISBN 13: 9780802826589
Verlag: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: After two thousand years of theological discussion there seems to be little clarity about the kind of being that God is. "Act and Being" -- Colin Gunton's last book before his untimely death in spring 2003 -- explores this topic with brilliance, offering a fresh, meaningful understanding of the defining characteristics of the deity. In discussing the attributes of God, Gunton brings a unique combination of theology and philosophy to bear on this central topic of Christian thought. He first reviews past attempts to unpack the nature of God, showing how most fail as cogent, relevant teaching. He then outlines the facets of a new, intellectually stimulating, profoundly biblical portrait of the divine being. In the course of his book Gunton also discusses the adequacy of theological language, compares the Greek and Hebrew views of divinity, and shows the difference that the Trinity makes to our understanding of the divine attributes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_080282658X

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After two thousand years of theological discussion there seems to be little clarity about the kind of being that God is. "Act and Being" -- Colin Gunton's last book before his untimely death in spring 2003 -- explores this topic with brilliance, offering a fresh, meaningful understanding of the defining characteristics of the deity. In discussing the attributes of God, Gunton brings a unique combination of theology and philosophy to bear on this central topic of Christian thought. He first reviews past attempts to unpack the nature of God, showing how most fail as cogent, relevant teaching. He then outlines the facets of a new, intellectually stimulating, profoundly biblical portrait of the divine being. In the course of his book Gunton also discusses the adequacy of theological language, compares the Greek and Hebrew views of divinity, and shows the difference that the Trinity makes to our understanding of the divine attributes.

Über den Autor: Colin E Gunton is Professor of Christian doctrine at King's College London. He is the author of numerous books, including "Becoming and Being" (SCM Press 2001),"The Actuality of Atonement", "The One", "The Three and the Many", and "The Christian Faith".

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Verlag: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

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