Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ (Changing Paradi


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Trivia About Calvin, Participa No trivia or quizzes yet. Lane, London School of Theology. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Is the God of Calvin a fountain of blessing, or a forceful tyrant? Is Calvin's view of God coercive, leaving no place for the human qua human in redemption?

These are perennial questions about Calvin's theology which have been given new life by Gift theologians such as John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Stephen Webb. Todd Billings addresses these questions by exploring Calvin's theology of "participation in Christ. Calvin's trinitarian theology extends to his view of prayer, sacraments, the law, and the ecclesial and civil orders.

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In light of Calvin's doctrine of participation, Billings reframes the critiques of Calvin in the Gift discussion and opens up new possibilities for contemporary theology, ecumenical theology, and Calvin scholarship as well. Read more Read less. Prime Book Box for Kids. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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Johnson says, In textbooks, sermons , and classrooms, salvation is often conceived of as the reception of something Christ has acquired for us rather than as the reception of the living Christ. Those terms are misleading, if not alarming, since it could sound like we expect to become junior gods, each an independent owner-operator of a personal divinity franchise. Oxford University Press; 1 edition February 9, Language: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not because prayer is a work that makes us somehow acceptable to God: Billings makes a persuasive case for the central importance of this motif in the Reformer's thought.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I am a friend of the author. I found it fascinating and instructive; but I must say, it helps to be already interested in Calvin and the theological issues around his work, both during his time, and among modern scholarship.

One person found this helpful. Michael Philliber Top Contributor: Often John Calvin is characterized as describing God in a cold, hard way: Sometimes this depiction grows from apocryphal stories of Calvin's dealings in Geneva, and sometimes this portrayal is nurtured through a misreading of his writings. That is why J.

Todd Billings' discerning book, "Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ" is exceptional.