Månadsarkiv: mars 2013

Gerhard Lohfink: Does God Need the Church?

This book is written some years before the Jesus book, but it has the same ”bringing-it-all-together”-character to it. Again it is hard to avoid the comparison with Yoder, but whereas Yoder is an ethicist with very good knowledge of the … Läs mer

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Brad S. Gregory: The Unintended Reformation. How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society

It is a bit difficult to know what to do with this book. Its central idea can be summed up in one sentence: By breaking up the unity of truth claims, the reformation spawned secular society. It is not a … Läs mer

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Anonymous Christians?

Thomas discusses the old problem of how those born before Christ could be saved through faith in him. Thomas answer is a bit surprising, I have to say: If, however, some were saved without receiving any revelation, they were not … Läs mer

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Faith and Science

Ok, finished the I-II, on with the II-II and the virtues! Faith first, of which Thomas has this very interesting thing to say: Q 2,4. It is necessary for man to accept by faith not only things which are above … Läs mer

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Preparing for Grace

A lot of pointless debates could have been avoided if people had read Thomas more carefully. I.e. on in what sense humans can do something to prepare to accept grace. This seems to be exactly right to me: As stated … Läs mer

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Gerhard Lohfink: Jesus of Nazareth. What He Wanted, Who he Was

I cannot claim to have read a ton of Jesus-books, but this is definetely a book that does what I would want a Jesus-book to do. Solid engagement with the results of historical research combined with theological, philosophical and political … Läs mer

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