Systematic Theology.

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Author / Creator:Rausch, Thomas P.
Imprint:Liturgical Press, 2016.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
Catholic Church.
Theology, Doctrinal.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Systematic.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Theology, Doctrinal.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Summary:Systematic theology seeks to understand and render more intelligible the central doctrines of faith and to show how they are related to each other. It tries to demonstrate how these doctrines are rooted in Scripture and develop in the history of the church; most important, it strives to more adequately express and sometimes reinterpret the church's doctrinal tradition, always in the interest of better communicating the mystery of salvation and bringing it into a dialogue with culture. The present text is intended to be concise and accessible, an introduction that explores basic themes in Catholic systematic theology from a biblical, historical, and contemporary perspective, always aware of today's theological pluralism. -- Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: 9780814683200 0814683207
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction. 1. Systematic theology: The nature of theology ; Systematic theology ; Counter currents ; Contemporary theology ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 2. Changing cultures, new hermeneutics: From modernity to postmodernism ; New hermeneutics ; Theological pluralism ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 3. The Divine Mystery: A transcendent God ; Knowing the transcendant God ; Jesus, God's only son ; The Holy Spirit ; The Trinity ; God in comtemporary thought ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 4. Jesus, the Christ: Discovering the historical Jesus ; The reign of God ; Death and resurrection ; New Testament Christologies ; Classical Christologies ; Contemporary Christologies ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 5. Revelation and faith: General revelation ; Dei Verbum ; Models of revelation ; Revelation as symbolic meditation ; Faith ; Faith and salvation ; Modernity and the loss of fatih ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 6. Sin, grace, and the human person: The myth of the Fall ; Paul ; Original sin ; A contemporary approach ; Grace ; Catholic and Protestant persepctives ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 7. Mary and the communion of saints: The concept of communion ; The communion of saints ; Mary in the church ; The Marian dogmas ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 8. Church: The Jesus movement ; Churches in the New Testament ; The church in history ; The church of Vatican II ; Contemporary ecclesiologies ; Some unresolved issues ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 9. Sacramentality and Christian initiation: Sacramentality ; Contemporary sacramental theology ; Christian initiation ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 10. Sacraments of healing and vocation: Penance and reconciliation ; Sacrament of the sick ; Marriage ; Holy orders ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • 11. Creation and eschatology: Creation in Scripture ; Creation in the tradition ; Creation and science ; Evolution and the drama of life ; Eschatology ; The four last things ; Purgatory ; The fullness of salvation ; Conclusion ; For further reading.
  • Index of names
  • Index of subjects.