New PDF release: Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of

By Robert L. Calhoun,George Lindbeck

during this long-awaited version of the past due Robert Lowry Calhoun's lectures at the heritage of Christian doctrine, a robust case is made for the scriptural foundation of the traditional ecumenical creeds. the way in which Calhoun reads the patristic authors is helping us see that the Trinitarian "three-yet-one" and Christological "two-yet-one" creedal formulations supply styles for checking out the hugely assorted biblical methods of talking of God and of the Messiah (Jesus) so they should not contradictory. The implied lesson (all the greater for plenty of of Calhoun's scholars, simply because he allow them to draw this end by means of themselves) is that the creeds will not be to be understood as deductions from scripture (which they don't seem to be in any trouble-free means) yet as templates for analyzing scripture. it really is  Trinitarian and Christological styles of reading--which are implicitly operative for big multitudes even in church buildings that profess to be creedless--that give the opportunity to regard the total bible, outdated and New Testaments jointly, as a unified and coherently authoritative whole.

"Calhoun's Lectures at the historical past of Christian Doctrine have a mythic prestige, so thank God we ultimately have them actually. not anyone had a command of theology around the centuries extra determinatively than Robert Calhoun. these analyzing those lectures can't yet obtain the culture from considered one of its so much beneficiant minds. we're in George Lindbeck's debt for the hard work of affection in enhancing those lectures."
--Stanley Hauerwas,
Duke University

Robert L. Calhoun (1896-1983) was once Sterling Professor of ancient Theology at Yale Divinity institution. He taught at Yale from 1923 until eventually his retirement in 1965. between his famous colleagues and scholars have been Roland Bainton, Hans Frei, Jaroslav Pelikan, Robert Wilken, Stanley Hauerwas, James Gustafson, and George Lindbeck.

George A. Lindbeck is Pitkin Professor Emeritus of historic Theology, Yale college. he's writer of a number of books, together with The Church in a Postliberal Age (2003) and the character of Doctrine (1984).

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