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In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.
This week’s bargain books on the theme
Theology (Grenz and Barth) (Click to learn more/purchase):
||The Named God & the Question of BeingBy Stanley J. Grenz / Westminster John Knox Press
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In this book, the widely regarded theologian examines the long-standing trajectory of thought that has equated the concept of Being with the God of the Bible–and thus claimed that the ontological category of Being is the guiding concept by which God should be understood. Grenz extends the engagement between Christian theology and the Western philosophical tradition and focuses the discussion on the importance of naming, particularly given that the Christian God is both named and triune. In doing so, he organizes the book into three parts, forming an overarching story of the interplay between the named character of God and the question of Being. First he analyzes the history of the philosophical concept of Being, then he shifts the focus to an exegesis of the “I AM” texts, and finally he moves to a renewed conversation between theology and ontological philosophy by means of the divine name.
||Renewing the Center, 2nd editionBy Stanley J. Grenz / Baker
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Renewing the Center has been an influential catalyst for many in the emerging church. With a new foreword by Brian McLaren and a new afterword from John Franke, the second edition updates the book for the contemporary church scene and shows how Stanley Grenz’s theological insights continue to shape postmodern church movements.
||Mystery Of GodBy William Stacy Johnson / Westminster John Knox Press
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Johnson challenges the static ‘neo-orthodox’ image of Karl Barth, bringing him into conversation with postmodern thought, especially that of Jacques Derrida. He picks up on the Barth’s idea of God as mystery and of Barth’s image of the empty space of the wheel at which the spokes of theology’s questions converge and finds in these a point of contact for dialogue with poststructural thought. Weighed against Barth’s Christocentrism (the center of the wheel) is Barth’s theocentrism (God as mystery); as Barth had said, God is veiled in His revelation and vice versa. Johnson takes a refreshing and promising approach which is a fine contribution to a larger discussion taking place between Barth’s theology and postmodern thought.
||Karl Barth & the Pietists: The Young Karl Barth’s Critique of Pietism & Its ResponseBy Eberhard Busch, translated by Daniel W. Bloesch / Inter-varsity Press
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A significant contribution to Barth scholarship—now translated into English. Busch’s exploration of Barth’s affinity for Pietism and his critique of the movement puts into perspective key themes in Barth’s theology, including the nature of scriptural authority, hell and universalism, the relationship between believers and unbelievers, and more. 336 pages, softcover from InterVarsity.