The Resource Freedom and necessity in modern Trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher

Freedom and necessity in modern Trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher

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Freedom and necessity in modern Trinitarian theology
Title
Freedom and necessity in modern Trinitarian theology
Statement of responsibility
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." --
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Dewey number
231/.044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT111.3
LC item number
.G35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford theology and religion monographs
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Freedom and necessity in modern Trinitarian theology, Brandon Gallaher
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"This book is a revision of [the author's] doctoral thesis for...University of Oxford."--Acknowledgements
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-286) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom and necessity as trinitarian mystery and 'problematic' -- Divine freedom: a dialectical approach: from freedom to necessity: the shape of a 'problematic' (A) -- Divine freedom: a dialectical approach: from necessity to freedom: the shape of a 'problematic' (B) -- 'Sophiological antinomism': Sergii Bulgakov's debt to and critique of Vladimir Solov'ev -- God as absolute and absolute-relative in Bulgakov: theological antinomy in the doctrine of God -- Divine freedom and the need of God for creation -- Trinity and the doctrine of election in Karl Barth -- Trinity, freedom, and necessity in Karl Barth: a dialectical approach -- The metaphysics of love: four steps -- The Trinity, creation, and freedom: more on the fourth step -- Christ, creation, and divine possibilities: 'sheltered within' the Trinity
Control code
ocn920446916
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780198744603
Lccn
2016931587
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustration
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u372030
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(OCoLC)920446916

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