Religion

The Father's Spirit of Sonship

Author: Thomas Weinandy

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 103

This book attempts to reconceive the Trinity. Its thesis is that the Father beget the Son in or by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit proceeds from the Father as the one in whom the Son is begotten. While some contemporary authors have proposed a similar view, no-one has done so in such a complete and systematic fashion. Reconceiving the Trinity in this way has a number of advantages. Firstly, it is more in keeping with the New Testament proclamation, and thus it more closely aligns the economic and immanent Trinity. Secondly, it overcomes the inadequacies of traditional trinitarian formulations, in both Eastern and Western Churches, which incorporates erroneous philosophical presuppositions. Thirdly, it offers a resolution to the filioque controversy, which may be acceptable to both the Latin and the Orthodox Churches. This book is, therefore, highly ecumenical in importance. Fourthly, it gives a more active and essential role to the Holy Spirit within the immanent Trinity, something that has been lacking throughout the trinitarian tradition. The true subjectivity or personality of the Holy Spirit is more clearly defined. This book brings out the spiritual and practical importance of the Trinity for the everyday lives of Christians. It defines more clearly how Christians are grafted into the very life of the Trinity: how they come to relate to the persons of the Trinity in a manner analogous to the way they relate to one another.
Religion

The Father's Spirit of Sonship

Author: Thomas Weinandy OFM

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 507

This book attempts to reconceive the Trinity. Its thesis is that the Father beget the Son in or by the Holy Spirit. The Spirit proceeds from the Father as the one in whom the Son is begotten. While some contemporary authors have proposed a similar view, no-one has done so in such a complete and systematic fashion. Reconceiving the Trinity in this way has a number of advantages. Firstly, it is more in keeping with the New Testament proclamation, and thus it more closely aligns the economic and immanent Trinity. Secondly, it overcomes the inadequacies of traditional trinitarian formulations, in both Eastern and Western Churches, which incorporates erroneous philosophical presuppositions. Thirdly, it offers a resolution to the filioque controversy, which may be acceptable to both the Latin and the Orthodox Churches. This book is, therefore, highly ecumenical in importance. Fourthly, it gives a more active and essential role to the Holy Spirit within the immanent Trinity, something that has been lacking throughout the trinitarian tradition. The true subjectivity or personality of the Holy Spirit is more clearly defined. This book brings out the spiritual and practical importance of the Trinity for the everyday lives of Christians. It defines more clearly how Christians are grafted into the very life of the Trinity: how they come to relate to the persons of the Trinity in a manner analogous to the way they relate to one another.
Religion

In the Spirit of Sonship

Author: Alfred Prescott

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 362

This book debunks the popularly held views of religion and highlights the true relationship with Almighty God as in a father-son relationship. Many erroneous teachings are explored, and several biblical truths are enunciated by examining the true purpose and makeup of the kingdom of God on earth, mankind’s true spiritual identity as a son of God, the oneness and sameness of the one body of Christ (its makeup, potency, and role in restoring God’s will for all of creation), and the divisiveness of religion, which is deliberately created by a worldly system.
Religion

The Spirit of Sonship

Author: John Kingsley Alley

Publisher: Peace Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 729

The "spirit of sonship" is an apostolic grace which brings about the spiritual maturity of the believer, the revival of apostolic Christianity, and ultimately, the maturity of the church in preparation for the coming of Christ. This important book reveals that the values and heart attitudes of what we may call the spirit of sonship is the very nature and essence of authentic apostolic New Testament Christianity. You will discover a fresh approach to understanding and walking in grace, through relationships. The subject is huge, and wonderful; the whole of the Scriptures and all of salvation history must now be seen in the light of sonship and its implications.
Religion

Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship

Author: Jack Frost

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 799

As the young, hard-nosed, newly appointed captain of a commercial fishing boat, Jack Frost returned after the first week as "Top Hook"-he had out-fished all the others. But he also harpooned his mentor's heart on the way to the top. Captain Frost's exciting and dangerous adventures take you from Cape Horn to Antarctica to the shores of North Carolina and Poland as he describes his journey from a sinking ship of slavery to his maiden voyage of sonship. Learn how to throw your "orphan" attitude overboard and anchor your heart in God's inheritance of blessings and prosperity. Identify the counterfeit sources of comfort and affection in your life: Passions & Possessions. Position & Performance. People & Places. Power. Christen and launch your life's ship alongside the One who can calm every storm-every time. Book jacket.
Religion

Sonship

Author: M. James Jordan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 949

Discover what the Gospel is really about... The prophetic revelation of sonship is sweeping around the world today like an ocean groundswell, restoring the place of the Fatherís love in the Christian life. The Father loves you, and whether you are a man or a woman He has called you into sonship. This is what Jesus came for you to receive - living in a continuous experience of His love pouring into your heart in the same way that Jesus Himself experienced. Discover the love of the Father like Jesus experienced it. Learn about the centrality of your heart in all aspects of your spiritual walk. Remove the hindrances in your life to the love of the Father. Grasp the perspective of Godís grand plan of redemption for mankind. Find the rest the Bible promises for every believer. Enjoy the supernatural freedom available for the sons and daughters of God. "I feel for the first time in my life that I have really come to understand what the Gospel actually is. It is about a Father who lost His kids and He simply wants them back... I look forward to the day when we will see sons and daughters in their full expression and freedom, rising up out of every nation of the world, exhibiting and expressing the person, nature and works of our Father and walking like Jesus in this broken world." - James Jordan
Religion

Spirit and Sonship

Author: David A. Höhne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 366

This book weaves together an interpretation of Christian Scripture with a conversation between Colin Gunton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer concerning the role the Holy Spirit plays in shaping the person and work of Christ. The result is a theological description of human personhood grounded in a sustained engagement with, and critique of, Gunton's theological description of particularity - a topic central to all his thinking. In the course of the conversation with Bonhoeffer the book also offers one of few broad assessments of his work as a systematic theologian. In bringing together the work of two important modern theologians, this book explores both the possibilities of theology generated from Christian Scripture and the central importance of the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity in understanding what it means to declare someone or something unique.
Religion

The divine sonship of Christians in the Johannine writings

Author: Matthew Vellanickal

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 907

Taking as the determinative concept Jesus' favourite name for God, Father, John interprets the ideal relationship of men to God as that of spiritual children, having the Life - eternal - from the Father. According to Jn this life of sonship to God, having a definite beginning other than the physical birth, and being manifested in very definite moral and spiritual qualities, defines the very being of a Christian. It is in the measure that one understands clearly, experiences personally and expounds persuasively this truth of Christian Sonship, that one lays hold upon the very heart of Christian faith and life. Hence this investigation of ours to find the formulas, the content and the meaning of the Johannine doctrine of the divine sonship of Christians. When we start investigating the Johannine doctrine of the divine sonship of Christians, we are confonted with certain questions regarding its nature and origin: Is the Johannine concept of sonship something purely juridical or moral, or does it suppose an ontological reality? If it supposes such a reality, in what does is consist? How do men obtain this reality so as to become children of God?
Religion

Spiritual Slavery to Sonship Expanded Edition

Author: Jack Frost

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 503

Find Security, Freedom, and Acceptance by Resting in the Father’s Love People are always looking for identity and acceptance. Sadly, the search often leads to wrong places, wrong people, and wrong messages about who they are. These restless journeys ultimately lead us to feeling frustrated, unloved, and unseen. The truth is you are already loved and accepted by your Heavenly Father! Transition from living in Spiritual Slavery to Sonship, as you: experience Father God’s love like never before—it stops being theology and becomes transformational encounter. learn how to walk in peace, security, and rest—no matter what circumstances are against you. break free from always feeling guilty, shameful, and condemned. enjoy your spiritual inheritance as you walk in your true identity. Drawing from Jack Frost’s adventures as a seafaring boat captain and his everyday experiences with church and family, you will quickly find yourself in this story. Get ready to learn practical truths on how to root out lies about your identity and start living as a beloved child of God!
Religion

The One God

Author: Michael L. Chiavone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 609

In what sense is God one? How can those who worship Jesus Christ, his Father, and the Holy Spirit claim to be monotheists? These questions were answered by the early church, and their answering analogies, models, and language have come down to the church today. However, theology is not stagnant, and the twentieth century has seen several new models of the Trinity emerge. Many of these models have focused on the three persons without adequately considering the consequences for the unity of God. The One God seeks to develop an understanding of the unity of the Triune God by examining the positions put forward by Karl Rahner, Millard Erickson, John Zizioulas, and Wolfhart Pannenberg. After carefully presenting and critically examining each of these positions, this book offers a synthesis: an understanding of the unity of God that is historically informed, theologically adequate, internally coherent, and able to explain Christian monotheism in a new century. By affirming both the singular divine essence of God and the genuine, eternal interdependence of distinct divine persons in God, The One God affirms the personal and the natural levels of ontology, both crucial for understanding God, humanity, and the world.
Religion

Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century

Author: Myk Habets

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 343

The volume presents a range of theological standpoints regarding the filioque. With some contributors arguing for its retention and others for its removal, still others contest that its presence or otherwise in the Creed is not what is of central concern, but rather that how it should be understood is of ultimate importance. What contributors share is a commitment to interrogating and developing the central theological issues at stake in a consideration of the filioque, thus advancing ecumenical theology and inter-communal dialogue without diluting the discussion. Contributors span the Christian traditions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Pentecostal. Each of these traditions has its own set of theological assumptions, methods, and politics, many of which are on display in the essays which follow. Nonetheless it is only when we bring the wealth of learning and commitments from our own theological traditions to ecumenical dialogue that true progress can be made. It is in this spirit that the present essays have been conceived and are now presented in this form.
Presbyterian Church

A Body of Divinity

Author: Thomas Ridgley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Presbyterian Church

Page:

View: 758

Spiritual Fathers and Spiritual Sons

Author: David Alley

Publisher: Peace Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 306

The Body of Christ is changing from being denominational and institutional, to being relational. But what is the nature of these relationships, especially of those in the ministry. This book explains the concepts of spiritual fathers and spiritual sons and lets you get a preview into a world that is here now, and which is also yet to come.
Religion

Time, Eternity, and the Trinity

Author: Eunsoo Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 243

One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.
Religion

The Conclusion of the New Testament (7)

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 598

View: 734

In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.