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DOON THEOLOGICAL JOURNAL 12.1 (2015))

The Creation and History of Adam and Eve - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

In “The Creation and Historicity of Adam and Eve” the veteran Old Testament professor Walter Kaiser makes a strong case for the historicity of the creation story. He argues that the ‘beginning’ in Genesis 1.1 is an absolute beginning and it is by the Word of God who is Christ himself that God created humans. He bases his arguments on biblical, theological and literary grounds.

Schleiermacher’s Reception of the Patristic Concept of the Trinity (Part 1 and II) - Mateusz    (Matthew) Oseka

Mateusz Oseka in “Schleiermacher’s Reception of the Patristic Concept of the Trinity” (Part 1 and 2) explores how Schleiermacher received the Trinitarian legacy of the church fathers and with tenets of his theological system outlined the historical evolution of the Trinitarian doctrine. Schleiermacher maintained that the patristic doctrine of the Trinity could not be recognized as final and binding but rather should be reinterpreted in light of the contemporary religious experience. For him, the doctrine of the Trinity belonged to these supernatural concepts (such as the idea of Jesus’ resurrection or ascension) that are eo ipso unrelated to the religious experience and therefore are theologically relevant only as far as they communicate the truth of God’s immanence.

Pannenberg’s Metaphysical Proposal and Biblical Eschatology - John McClean

In his paper, John McClean attempts an interpretation of Pannenberg’s metaphysical proposal—its motivation and importance and claims. He then compares it with New Testament eschatology and finds that the New Testament eschatology is different to Pannenberg’s at important points.

The Christology of Images and other Religious Signs from Augustine to Ellul - Steven Griffin

Griffin, in this article, seeks to answer the question whether or not religious images (or icons) have a legitimate role to play in Christian life and worship. He shows that this question is a divisive one in the Church between Protestants on the one side and the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics on the other. The topic discussed in this paper is not merely ceremonial or liturgical, but it raises fundamental questions about Jesus himself, and about the meaning of his Incarnation and Ascension.

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