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Freedom and necessity in modern trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher

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Freedom and necessity in modern trinitarian theology
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Freedom and necessity in modern trinitarian theology
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Brandon Gallaher
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Examines the tension between God and the world through a constructive reading of the Trinitarian theologies and Christologies of Sergii Bulgakov (1871-1944), Karl Barth (1886-1968), and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988). It focuses on what is called "the problematic of divine freedom and necessity" and the response of the writers. "Problematic" refers to God being simultaneously radically free and utterly bound to creation. God did not need to create and redeem the world in Christ. It is a contingent free gift. Yet, on the other side of a dialectic, he also has eternally determined himself to be God as Jesus Christ. He must create and redeem the world to be God as he has so determined. In this way the world is given a certain "free necessity" by him because if there were no world then there would be no Christ. A spectrum of different concepts of freedom and necessity and a theological ideal of a balance between the same are outlined and then used to illumine the writers and to articulate a constructive response to the problematic. Brandon Gallaher shows that the classical Christian understanding of God having a non-necessary relationship to the world and divine freedom being a sheer assertion of God's will must be completely rethought. Gallaher proposes a Trinitarian, Christocentric, and cruciform vision of divine freedom. God is free as eternally self-giving, self-emptying and self-receiving love. The work concludes with a contemporary theology of divine freedom founded on divine election." --
  • A study of concepts of freedom and necessity in relation to the Trinity in the work of three theologians: the Russian Orthodox Sergii Bulgakov (1871-1944), the Swiss Protestant Karl Barth (1886-1968), and the Swiss Roman Catholic Hans Urs von Balthasar (1908-1988)
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1972-
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Gallaher, Brandon
Dewey number
231.044
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford theology and religion monographs
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  • Trinity
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Freedom and necessity in modern trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology; Copyright; Dedication; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; References and Abbreviations; Epigraph; Introduction: The Absolute Freedom of God as Mystery and 'Problematic'; 1: Freedom and Necessity as Trinitarian Mystery and 'Problematic'; 2: Divine Freedom-A Dialectical Approach: From Freedom to Necessity-The Shape of a 'Problematic' (A); 3: Divine Freedom-A Dialectical Approach: From Necessity to Freedom-The Shape of a 'Problematic' (B); Part I: God as both Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Sergii Bulgakov
  • 4: 'Sophiological Antinomism'-Sergii Bulgakov's Debt to and Critique of Vladimir Solov'ev4.1 SOPHIA AS A LIVING ANTINOMY-THE ORIGINS OF BULGAKOVIAN ANTINOMISM; 4.2 THE SOLOV'EVEAN ABSOLUTE AND THE BULGAKOVIAN CRITIQUE; 4.3 BULGAKOVIAN ANTINOMISM; 5: God as Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Bulgakov: Theological Antinomy in the Doctrine of God; 5.1 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE NOT-IS; 5.2 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE TRINITY OF LOVE; 5.3 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE-RELATIVE TRINITY OF CREATIVE LOVE; 6: Divine Freedom and the Need of God for Creation; 6.1 THE DIVINE NEED FOR CREATION
  • 6.2 KENOSIS AND ENTHEOSIS IN CREATION AND REDEMPTION6.3 SOPHIANIC DETERMINISM; Part II: Divine Self-Determination in Jesus Christ in Karl Barth; 7: Trinity and the Doctrine of Election in Karl Barth; 7.1 TRINITY AND ELECTION; 7.2 BEING AND ACT-THE AMBIGUITY OF BARTHIAN ACTUALISM; 7.3 GOD AS THE ONE WHO LOVES IN FREEDOM; 8: Trinity, Freedom, and Necessity in Karl Barth-A Dialectical Approach; 8.1 DIALECTICISM AND DIVINE POSSIBILITIES; 8.2 DE FACTO NECESSITY AND DIVINE FREEDOM; 8.3 ELECTION AND DIALECTIC IN TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY
  • Part III: Jesus Christ and the Trinitarian Appropriation of the Dialectic of Freedom and Necessity in Hans Urs von Balthasar9: The Metaphysics of Love-Four Steps; 9.1 BEING AS LOVE-STEP 1; 9.2 THE REAL DISTINCTION-STEPS 2-4; 9.3 THE SIMILARITY/DISSIMILARITY AND IDENTITY/DIFFERENCE OF GOD AND THE WORLD IN CHRIST; 10: The Trinity, Creation, and Freedom-More on the Fourth Step; 10.1 INFINITE FREEDOM-FREE DEPENDENT LOVE IN THE TRINITY; 10.2 FINITE FREEDOM-FREE DEPENDENT LOVE IN MAN; 10.3 THE ABSOLUTE FREEDOM OF THE TRINITY FOR CREATION-A DIALECTICAL TURN?
  • 11: Christ, Creation, and Divine Possibilities-'Sheltered within' the Trinity11.1 CHRIST AS THE CONCRETE ANALOGY OF BEING; 11.2 THE WORLD 'SHELTERED WITHIN' CHRIST AND THE TRINITY; 11.3 DIVINE POSSIBILITIES IN THE TRINITY AND THE 'SURPRISE' OF THE SPIRIT; Conclusion: The Absolute Freedom of God and the Mystery of Divine Election; 12: Concluding Unsystematic Systematic Postscript; 12.1 THE DIALECTIC OF FREEDOM AND NECESSITY: MYSTERY, PROBLEMATIC AND RESPONSE; 12.2 SUMMARY, COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF THREE THEOLOGIANS; 12.2.1 Sergii Bulgakov; 12.2.2 Karl Barth; 12.2.3 Hans Urs von Balthasar
Control code
ocn944211277
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191805844
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944211277
Label
Freedom and necessity in modern trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology; Copyright; Dedication; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; References and Abbreviations; Epigraph; Introduction: The Absolute Freedom of God as Mystery and 'Problematic'; 1: Freedom and Necessity as Trinitarian Mystery and 'Problematic'; 2: Divine Freedom-A Dialectical Approach: From Freedom to Necessity-The Shape of a 'Problematic' (A); 3: Divine Freedom-A Dialectical Approach: From Necessity to Freedom-The Shape of a 'Problematic' (B); Part I: God as both Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Sergii Bulgakov
  • 4: 'Sophiological Antinomism'-Sergii Bulgakov's Debt to and Critique of Vladimir Solov'ev4.1 SOPHIA AS A LIVING ANTINOMY-THE ORIGINS OF BULGAKOVIAN ANTINOMISM; 4.2 THE SOLOV'EVEAN ABSOLUTE AND THE BULGAKOVIAN CRITIQUE; 4.3 BULGAKOVIAN ANTINOMISM; 5: God as Absolute and Absolute-Relative in Bulgakov: Theological Antinomy in the Doctrine of God; 5.1 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE NOT-IS; 5.2 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE TRINITY OF LOVE; 5.3 GOD AS AN ABSOLUTE-RELATIVE TRINITY OF CREATIVE LOVE; 6: Divine Freedom and the Need of God for Creation; 6.1 THE DIVINE NEED FOR CREATION
  • 6.2 KENOSIS AND ENTHEOSIS IN CREATION AND REDEMPTION6.3 SOPHIANIC DETERMINISM; Part II: Divine Self-Determination in Jesus Christ in Karl Barth; 7: Trinity and the Doctrine of Election in Karl Barth; 7.1 TRINITY AND ELECTION; 7.2 BEING AND ACT-THE AMBIGUITY OF BARTHIAN ACTUALISM; 7.3 GOD AS THE ONE WHO LOVES IN FREEDOM; 8: Trinity, Freedom, and Necessity in Karl Barth-A Dialectical Approach; 8.1 DIALECTICISM AND DIVINE POSSIBILITIES; 8.2 DE FACTO NECESSITY AND DIVINE FREEDOM; 8.3 ELECTION AND DIALECTIC IN TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY
  • Part III: Jesus Christ and the Trinitarian Appropriation of the Dialectic of Freedom and Necessity in Hans Urs von Balthasar9: The Metaphysics of Love-Four Steps; 9.1 BEING AS LOVE-STEP 1; 9.2 THE REAL DISTINCTION-STEPS 2-4; 9.3 THE SIMILARITY/DISSIMILARITY AND IDENTITY/DIFFERENCE OF GOD AND THE WORLD IN CHRIST; 10: The Trinity, Creation, and Freedom-More on the Fourth Step; 10.1 INFINITE FREEDOM-FREE DEPENDENT LOVE IN THE TRINITY; 10.2 FINITE FREEDOM-FREE DEPENDENT LOVE IN MAN; 10.3 THE ABSOLUTE FREEDOM OF THE TRINITY FOR CREATION-A DIALECTICAL TURN?
  • 11: Christ, Creation, and Divine Possibilities-'Sheltered within' the Trinity11.1 CHRIST AS THE CONCRETE ANALOGY OF BEING; 11.2 THE WORLD 'SHELTERED WITHIN' CHRIST AND THE TRINITY; 11.3 DIVINE POSSIBILITIES IN THE TRINITY AND THE 'SURPRISE' OF THE SPIRIT; Conclusion: The Absolute Freedom of God and the Mystery of Divine Election; 12: Concluding Unsystematic Systematic Postscript; 12.1 THE DIALECTIC OF FREEDOM AND NECESSITY: MYSTERY, PROBLEMATIC AND RESPONSE; 12.2 SUMMARY, COMPARISON AND EVALUATION OF THREE THEOLOGIANS; 12.2.1 Sergii Bulgakov; 12.2.2 Karl Barth; 12.2.3 Hans Urs von Balthasar
Control code
ocn944211277
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191805844
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944211277

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