• 1 & 2 Thessalonians through the centuries

      Thiselton, Anthony; University of Chester (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-11-26)
      This book discusses the evolution of religious beliefs and practices resulting from the first two of St. Paul's Epistles.
    • Feminist theory

      Graham, Elaine L.; University of Chester (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011-09-23)
      This book chaper discusses the ways in which the perennial feminist themes of protest, affirmation, and new creation have taken root in pastoral and practical theological scholarship.
    • 'One Commixture of Light’ (Or. 31.14): Rethinking some modern uses and critiques of Gregory of Nazianzus on the unity and equality of the divine persons

      Fulford, Ben; University of Chester (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009-02-17)
      Gregory of Nazianzus' doctrine of the Trinity is both a constructive source and an object of critique for Leonardo Boff's account of the Trinity. I argue that Gregory's account of the unity of the Trinity in the monarchy of the Father does not entail the ontological subordination of Son and Spirit nor otherwise obviate the equality of the divine persons. On Gregory's account, the unity and equality of the divine persons is bound up with that of their distinct identities in the very particular modes in which they relate to one another: a unity transcending all human commonality. By contrast, Boff's theology of the Trinity seems to elide the real distinction between God and creatures and erode the differences between the divine persons, so subverting the social programme he derives from his doctrine.
    • Religionless Christianity and the political implications of theological speech: What Bonhoeffer’s theology yields to a world of fundamentalisms

      Greggs, Tom; University of Chester (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009-07)
      This article seeks to utilise Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity in a formative and constructive way to aid theological speech in the complexly secular and multi-faith setting of the twenty-first century. It will begin by seeking to highlight trends in unhelpful contemporary theo-politics, and to locate these in the interconnection of secular and religious forms of fundamentalism. It will then consider how a theological interpretation of Bonhoeffer’s religionless Christianity might assist in undermining such fundamentalisms. A further section identifies a three-fold positive benefit that Bonhoeffer’s thought offers in the contemporary situation: a distinction between God and religion; a genuine understanding of the sovereignty of God; and an inability to separate secular-religious concerns from inter-faith concerns.