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Volume I: The Christian Doctrine of God

By Emil Brunner



Volume I: The Christian Doctrine of God

By Emil Brunner

The first of three volumes, on the Doctrine of God, this is one of the great works of 20th-century theology.

Series: Library of Theological Translations
Trade Information: JPOD
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Print Hardback

ISBN: 9780227172162

Specifications: 216x140mm (8.5x5.5in), 372pp

Published: March 2003


Print Paperback

ISBN: 9780227172155

Specifications: 216x140mm (8.5x5.5in), 372pp

Published: March 2003

In the realm of doctrine the Christian Church has always recognised a twofold task: one concerning the Church itself; the other concerning the outside world, the world of doubt and unbelief. Although, at a time like the present, the conflict with unbelief and false ideologies may seem the more urgent one, yet the first task is always fundamental. For how can the Church do justice to her missionary calling in an un-Christian world if she is not herself clear about the content of her message? All down her history the Christian Church has given much thought to the basis, meaning and content of the message she has received – and is bound to proclaim; this process of reflection is what we mean by 'dogmatics'. From the Introduction

Available in three volumes, this is one of the great works of 20th Century theology. Brunner presents a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between the ideas of Barth and Bultmann.

The first volume covers the doctrine of God. After an introduction setting out the nature of Dogmatics, the main topics covered are the nature of God and the Will of God.

Translator's Note

Prolegomena: The Basis and the Task of Dogmatics
1. The Position of Dogmatics
2. The Necessity for Dogmatics
3. The Basis of Christianity: Revelation
4. Revelation as the Word of God
5. Doctrine and the Witness of Faith
6. The Norm of Christian Doctrine
7. Dogma and Dogmatics
8. Dogmatics as a Science
9. The Contemporary Character of Dogmatics
10. Faith and Thought in Dogmatics
11. The Concept and the Task of Dogmatics

Part 1: The Eternal Foundation of the Divine Self-Communication

Section One: The Nature of God and His Attributes
12. The Name of God
13. God, the Lord
14. The Holy
15. God is Love
16. The Triune God
17. The Problem of the "Divine Attributes"
18. God, the Almighty
19. The Omnipresence and the Omniscience of God
20. The Eternity, Unchangingness, Faithfulness and Righteousness of God
21. The Wisdom and the Glory of God

Section Two: The Will of God
22. The Eternal Divine Decrees and the Doctrine of Election
23. The Problem of "Double Predestination"

Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture References

Dr. Emil Brunner was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and in 1955 returned to Zurich.

He is also the author of: The Mediator (1934), Man in Revolt (1939), The Divine Imperative (1941), Justice and Social Order (1945), The Misunderstanding of the Church (1952), The Letter to the Romans (1959), The Great Invitation Zurich Sermons (1955) and I Believe in the Living God (1961).

All of the above titles have now been republished by The Lutterworth Press.

Christianity and Civilisation
Christianity and Civilisation
By Emil Brunner
The Divine Imperative
The Divine Imperative
By Emil Brunner
The Great Invitation
The Great Invitation
By Emil Brunner
I Believe in the Living God
I Believe in the Living God
By Emil Brunner
Justice and Social Order
Justice and Social Order
By Emil Brunner
The Letter to the Romans
The Letter to the Romans
By Emil Brunner
£20.25 £17.21
Critique of Heaven
Critique of Heaven (PB)
By Arend Theodoor van Leeuwen
£21.75 £19.58
Society and God
Society and God (HB)
By William Charlton