Confessing the Faith: Christian Theology in A North American Context

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This bold work culminates Hall's three- volume contextual theology, the first to take the measure of Christian belief and doctrine explicitly in light of North American cultural and historical experience.Hall is deeply critical of North American culture but also of sidelined Christian churches that struggle to gain dominance within it. "We must stop thinking of the reduction of Christendom as a tragedy!" he says. The disestablishment that the churches reluctantly enjoy can enable them to develop genuine community, uncompromised theology, and honest engagement with the larger culture. To a failed culture and a struggling church Hall shows the radical implications of a theology of the cross for the shape and practice of church, preaching, ministry, ethics, and eschatology.Hall's frank and prophetic volume is the trilogy's most practical, and the most sustained probe to date of Christian life in a post-Christian context.

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The Confessing Church
33
2 Christological Foundations of the Confessing Church
44
Contours of the Church
65
4 The Marks of the Church
70
5 The Church and the Churches
97
6 The Body and Its Members
107
7 Church Society and State
116
8 The Church and the Faiths of Others
135
21 The Doctrine of Election
322
22 The Ethic of Resistance and the Ethic of Responsibility
332
The Forms of Faiths Confession
341
Christian Confession as Word Deed and Stance
343
Preaching the Faith
348
25 Other Verbal Forms of Faiths Confession
364
26 Confession as Deed
387
27 Confession as Stance
395

Mission Message and Ministry
143
10 The WorldOrientation of the Christian Mission
150
11 The Mission as Message
163
The Empowerment of Mission
184
Metamorphosis From Christendom to Diaspora
199
Disestablishment and the Crisis of Mainline Protestantism
201
An Overview
204
15 Establishment and Disestablishment in North America
226
16 The Task of Disestablishment
240
17 On Being a Diaspora in a Christian Context
256
Christian Life in a PostChristian Context
265
19 Resources for the Journey
275
20 The Covenantal Basis of the Disciple Community
311
Theological Ethics
405
29 Ethics as Discipleship
419
30 The Ethics of a Prophetic Minority
433
The Reign of God and Christian Hope
451
Confessing Hope
453
32 What is Eschatology?
469
Creaturely Destiny
483
34 The Journey of the Self
498
Conclusion
519
Index of Subjects
523
Index of Names
530
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Стр. 103 - No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Стр. 93 - Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
Стр. 428 - And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
Стр. 508 - If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Стр. 104 - Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Стр. 122 - Like a mighty army Moves the Church of God ! Brothers, we are treading Where the saints have trod ; We are not divided, All one Body we, One in hope and doctrine, One in charity.
Стр. 94 - Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Стр. 108 - For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Стр. 354 - ... for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

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