The title Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth (Hebrews 11:13) captures well the eschatological nature of the christology which has become so central in the theological enterprise of Prof. dr. Abraham van de Beek. At the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday in October 2011, many of his former colleagues and students honour him in this Festschrift with a contribution to one of the themes that have been central to his theology: christology, theology of Israel, eschatology, theology of the church, creation theology, and freedom of religion. The volume opens with an article providing an overview of his theological development, one probing his deepest theological intentions, and with an up to date bibliography.
Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth
by William B. Whitney, Fuller Theological Seminary
In Problem and Promise, William B. Whitney proposes a reading of Colin Gunton’s work that demonstrates how the doctrine of creation is a central feature of Gunton’s Trinitarian theology that influences theological discourse in both culture and ethics.
by Dolf te Velde, Theological University Kampen
In The Doctrine of God Dolf te Velde examines the interaction of method and content in three historically important accounts of the doctrine of God.
Berkouwer and Catholicism: Disputed Questions offers an in-depth analysis and critique of Berkouwer's theology, particulary his evolving relationship with Catholicism in light of Vatican II and the nouvelle théologie.
Edited by Henk van den Belt, University of Groningen
The restoration of creation offers the perspective through which Calvin’s heritage is analyzed and made fruitful for contemporary Reformed theology. Restoration through Redemption shows that Calvin’s theology hinges on Christology, but extends to the whole creation.
by Brian G. Mattson
A close conceptual analysis of Herman Bavinck’s (1854-1921) four-volume Reformed Dogmatics, this book explores a long-neglected feature of his “organic” relationship between nature and grace, arguing that the motif is intelligible only in a uniquely Reformed covenant theology.
Edited by Ernst M. Conradie (University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa)
This volume explores the legacy of the Dutch theologian and statesman Abraham Kuyper for contemporary Christian ecotheology. It focuses on Kuyper's undestanding of the relationship between creation and salvation It includes essays and responses by contributors from four continents.
Abraham van de Beek, VU University Amsterdam, Eduardus A.J.G. Van der Borght, VU University Amsterdam , and Ben P. Vermeulen, VU University Amsterdam.
In a combination of legal, canonical, theological, sociological, and philosophical perspective, this volume analyzes the actual challenges contained in the 16th century concept of ‘freedom of religion’ in the current, multireligious, globalized world.
Edited by E. van der Borght, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This volume challenges the traditional low-key attitude towards the unity of the church within the Reformed tradition. It investigates theological aspects that contributed to a weak sensus unitatis and explores theological approaches that remedy this disease of division.
Henk van den Belt
This book discusses the concept of the self-convincing authority of Scripture in the historical development of Reformed theology and advocates an emphasis on the autopistia in a postmodern context, because truth and trust are inseparable.
Eduardus van der Borght
The volume offers contributions reflecting the understanding of Christian identity in the midst of changing cultural, socio-economic, political and religious context in a a globalized world.
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