By Patrick W. Carey
The final 20 centuries of Christian background have witnessed the emergence of diverse theological traditions. lots of those traditions this day have rather minor value, whereas others stay a colourful a part of modern spiritual tradition. And whereas a few theologians, corresponding to Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvin, are really renowned, others became extra vague. This reference presents alphabetically prepared entries for greater than 450 Christian theologians from antiquity to the shut of the 20 th century. Entries are limited to theologians who died ahead of 1994, whilst this venture was once started. incorporated are profiles for crucial and consultant theologians from the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions, with detailed cognizance to theologians of the English-speaking world.
The quantity covers these members whose paintings used to be essentially in systematic and religious theology, or church historians whose paintings used to be mainly theological. every time attainable, every one access offers simple biographical details, a short account of the person's schooling and profession, and a precis of the individual's most vital contributions to theology. The entries diversity in size from 250 to 2,000 phrases, reckoning on the importance of the theologian's paintings. each one access closes with a bibliography of basic and secondary assets, whereas the amount concludes with a particular, normal bibliography.
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Humans find fulfillment in God, and nowhere else. Like other Christian writers of the time, Augustine employs philosophical (primarily Neoplatonist) language and concepts to convey the Christian message, when nonChristian philosophy and Christianity do not conflict. So he admits that the philosopher is correct to view the attainment of Wisdom as the goal of human life; but, in a non-Christian context, this Wisdom makes no move toward humanity. The God-fearing person identifies Wisdom with God, as in Judaism; but this Wisdom is not received as a Wisdom become one of ourselves.
His lectures (during his only trip to North America) on Church, Law and Society (New York, 1948) drew from the same wells as Christus Victor to anchor Christian social action in God's creative intention, not merely in the recovery provided in the divine redemption. Since his retirement, two volumes addressed contemporary issues in the Swedish Church, but in ways that apply not only in Sweden: Eucharist and Sacrifice (Philadelphia, 1958) and Reformation and Catlwlicity (Philadelphia, 1961 ). To help English readers past Swedish obscurities, he wrote an exposition of the spiritual reflections of Sweden's most famous diplomat.
Gregg and Dennis Groh, t:arly Arianism: A View (if Salvation (Philadelphia, 1981); G. Christopher Stead. Substance and Illusion in the Christian Fathers 30 ARMI:\:ICS, JACOBUS (London, 1985); Rowan Williams, Arius: Heresy and Tradition (London, 1987); Maurice Wiles, Archetypal Heresy: Arianism through the Cenlllries (Oxford and New York, 1996). Kelley McCarthy S'poerl ARMINIUS, JACOBUS (10 October 1560, Oudewater-19 October 1609, Leiden). Education: studied at Univ. of Leiden, 1576-82; read theology under Theodore Beza,* Geneva, 1582-85.