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Changing Christian Paradigms and their Implications for Modern Thought (Crawford Knox) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1992) 9789004096707
Changing Christian Paradigms and their Implications for Modern Thought (Crawford Knox) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1992) 9789004096707
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Title: Changing Christian Paradigms and their Implications for Modern Thought

Author: Knox, Crawford

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1992

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004096707

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 344

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Though the Bible and creeds have provided a compass for Christianity from earliest times, the frameworks of thought within which they have been understood have constantly changed, the contribution of Augustine to these changes being fundamental. This book traces, first, these changes chronologically and shows how they have led to the separation of religion and science, faith and reason, supernatural and natural, and so to current materialism: but also to radical alterations to our understanding of God and his relationship to the world. The second part shows in more detail how these changes have altered the significance of major features of Christian faith and led to serious incoherences. And the third part shows, not only how pre-Augustinian and Biblical understandings cohere closely with modern science, but that they have radical implications for our understanding of man, his place in nature and survival of death, for Jesus Christ and for the role of the Churches.Table of ContentsPreface I The Problem that we face? Pt. I God and the World: How Biblical and Early Church Ideas Changed in the West II The Old Testament Understanding of the Relationship of God and the World The Wisdom Literature of Israel Modern Understandings of the Old Testament III Jewish and Greek Conceptions of God and the World IV Christ in his Contemporary Setting V God and the World: the Early Church Fathers The Pre-Augustinian Understanding of God in Relation to the World The Idea of Developing Participation in the Life of God The Pre-Augustinian Idea of the Incarnation The Augustinian Understanding of God in Relation to the World The Pre-Augustinian Understanding of Sin The Augustinian Understanding of Sin and of the Nature of the Church VI Changes in the Mediaeval Conception of God The Augustinian Separation of God and the World Mediaeval Developments of Augustinianism Aristotelianism The Trend Continues: the Reaction Against Aristotelianism Later Mediaeval Developments VII Renaissance and Reformation VIII Later Developments in Understanding God and the World The Heirs of the Reformation The Age of Reason and the Heirs of Kant Some Features of the Current Scene The Conflicting Pressures for Fragmentation and Unity Pt. II God and the World: Some Implications of the Changes Between Biblical and Early Church Ideas and Those of the West IX The Concept of God and his Relationship to the World X Creation ex nihilo XI The Idea of God's 'Choosing' The Incoherence of the Idea of God's 'Choosing' The Implications of the Anthropic Cosmological Principle XII The Will of God and Emanation XIII The Trinity and the Limits of Self-Contradiction The Early Patristic Trinity The Limits of Self-contradiction or Self-consistency in God XIV The Augustinian-Western Trinity XV Some Contrasts in Implications of the Early Patristic and Western Pictures Some Implications of the Dominant Western Picture Other Western Insights XVI Redemption Paideia and the Church Redemption and Paideia The Role of the Church Pt. III God and the World: Confirmation of Biblical and Early Church Ideas in Modern Science and their Relevance to Survival of Death and Jesus Christ XVII The Nature and Implications of the Fall The Nature and Scope of Sin XVIII The Nature and Development of Order The Need for Openness to Development of Order The Nature of the Creative Process The Call of Love The Demands of Faith XIX Chance and Providence XX Physical Mental and Spiritual XXI Mind in its Personal and Social Settings The Structuring of Mind Materialism as 'Metaphysical' and a Science of God The Relevance of Thomas Nagel's The View from Nowhere XXII The Relevance of F A Hayek and Classical Liberalism XXIII The Transience of the Physical World XXIV Memory XXV The Mind of God: I XXVI The Mind of God: II Survival of Death XXVII Jesus Christ The Jewish Background to the Reception of Jesus as Divine Some Constraints on the Personal Development of Jesus The Heart of the Gospel The Personal Development of Jesus The Transition from Man to The Man The Effect of the Crucifixion The Exalted Christ XXVIII Coda Select Bibliography Index
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