A Brief Theology of Revelation (New edition)
By: Colin E. Gunton (author)Paperback
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This is an important study for all those interested in questions about revelation and the nature of Christian theology. The late Professor Gunton asks in this work whether there is more to be said for the notion of Christianity as a 'revealed religion' than some of the more simplified treatments allow. He analyses the concept of revelation, illustrating its importance for understanding even beyond religious purposes. He contends that natural theology and natural revelation are distinct categories and examines why they are so often confused. Revelation is considered in relation to scripture and tradition, and the nature of inspiration. In conclusion he provides an outline of a complete, modern theology of revelation.
Until his recent death, Colin Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London.
Preface; Lecture 1 'A revealed religion'?: The Problem of Revelation in Modern Theology; I The Problem of Immediacy; II Unfair to Propositions; III Credal Propositionality; IV Summary and Conclusion; Lecture 2 The Authority of the Other: Towards a General Theology of Revelation; I The Problem; II Personal Revelation; III The Revelation of Nature; IV The Concept of Revelation; V Conclusion; Lecture 3 'No other foundation'?: Revelation and the Theology of Nature; I 'General revelation' II The God Made Known in Creation; III The Christological Factor; IV General Revelation and Natural Theology; Lecture 4 'All scripture is inspired'?: Revelation and Inspiration: the Problem of Scripture; I The Spirit and the Letter; II The Problem of Historicity; III Revelation and the Problem of the Past; IV Conclusion and Transition; Lecture 5 'Truth, the daughter of time'?: Revelation, Church and Tradition; I Two Metaphors; II Towards a Conception of Tradition; III Tradition and History; IV Conclusion; Lecture 6 Varieties of Mediation: Towards a Theology of Revelation; I The Story So Far; II Revelation and the Economy of Divine Action; III Anticipations of Glory; IV Revelation and the Golry of the Crucified; V Varieties of Mediation, But One Lord; Bibliography; Index of Names and Subjects; Index of Scriptural References
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