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The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology

Hardcover |English |0199659060 | 9780199659067

The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology

Hardcover |English |0199659060 | 9780199659067
Overview

"As a multi-faceted introduction to sacramental theology, the purposes of this Handbook are threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional. The forty-four chapters are organized into the following parts five parts: Sacramental Roots in Scripture, Patristic Sacramental Theology, Medieval Sacramental Theology, From the Reformation through Today, and Philosophical and Theological Issues in Sacramental Doctrine. Contributors to this Handbook explain the diverse ways that believers have construed the sacraments, both in inspired Scripture and in the history of the Church's practice. In Scripture and the early Church, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics all find evidence that the first Christian communities celebrated and taught about the sacraments in a manner that Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics today affirm as the foundation of their own faith and practice. Thus, for those who want to understand what has been taught about the sacraments in Scripture and across the generations by the major thinkers of the various Christian traditions, this Handbook provides an introduction. As the divisions in Christian sacramental understanding and practice are certainly evident in this Handbook, it is not thereby without ecumenical and missional value. This book evidences that the story of the Christian sacraments is, despite divisions in interpretation and practice, one of tremendous hope"--Publisher.
ISBN: 0199659060
ISBN13: 9780199659067
Author: Hans Boersma, Matthew Levering
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover
PublicationDate: 2015
Language: English
Edition: 1
PageCount: 736
Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.7 x 7.1 inches
Weight: 49.12 ounces
As a multi-faceted introduction to sacramental theology, the purposes of this Handbook are threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional. The forty-four chapters are organized into the following parts five parts: Sacramental Roots in Scripture, Patristic Sacramental Theology, MedievalSacramental Theology, From the Reformation through Today, and Philosophical and Theological Issues in Sacramental Doctrine. Contributors to this Handbook explain the diverse ways that believers have construed the sacraments, both in inspired Scripture and in the history of the Church's practice. In Scripture and the early Church, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics all find evidence that the first Christian communitiescelebrated and taught about the sacraments in a manner that Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics today affirm as the foundation of their own faith and practice. Thus, for those who want to understand what has been taught about the sacraments in Scripture and across the generations by the majorthinkers of the various Christian traditions, this Handbook provides an introduction. As the divisions in Christian sacramental understanding and practice are certainly evident in this Handbook, it is not thereby without ecumenical and missional value. This book evidences that the story of theChristian sacraments is, despite divisions in interpretation and practice, one of tremendous hope.
Editorial Reviews



Theology is not intended to be only a conversation for specialists. If it is, as
The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology reveals, meant to help interpret, illuminate, and guide the church's life together. May preachers of every theological stripe embrace this way of thinking about how theology

works in the church... --
Theology Forum


...a good launch pad from which mature students of theology can grow in their understanding of the church's reflection o n sacramental theology... --
Ryan M. McGraw, PRJ


This volume is a magnificent achievement, unrivaled in both its breadth and its brevity. The fifty contributors, all experts in their fields, cover a huge expanse of history and scholarship, while still managing to make this knowledge accessible to the interested and motivated reader.--Gregory

Soderberg,
Journal of Reformed Theology


This text will prove to be a standard resource for sacramental theologians, and perhaps the first place to turn for those who want to ask-even if for the first time-why and how Christians have always believed that God works in and through matter. --
Reading Religion






Hans Boersma is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Before coming to Regent College in 2005, Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He also served several years as a Pastor. Boersma has written of a number

of books, most recently
Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach. He is also the author of
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry; of
Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and of
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross:


Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition.

Matthew Levering is Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He serves as co-editor of two theological quarterlies,
Nova et Vetera and
The International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has authored numerous books, including
Predestination,
Biblical Natural Law, and

(with David Novak and Anver Emon)
Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue. With Matthew L. Lamb, he edited
Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition. His works in sacramental theology include
Sacrifice and Communion: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist and
Christ and the Catholic


Priesthood. Since 2007 he has been Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Before coming to Regent College in 2005, Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He also served several years as a Pastor. Boersma has written of a number

of books, most recently
Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach. He is also the author of
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry; of
Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and of
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross:


Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition.

Matthew Levering is Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He serves as co-editor of two theological quarterlies,
Nova et Vetera and
The International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has authored numerous books, including
Predestination,
Biblical Natural Law, and

(with David Novak and Anver Emon)
Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue. With Matthew L. Lamb, he edited
Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition. His works in sacramental theology include
Sacrifice and Communion: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist and
Christ and the Catholic


Priesthood. Since 2007 he has been Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

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Overview

"As a multi-faceted introduction to sacramental theology, the purposes of this Handbook are threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional. The forty-four chapters are organized into the following parts five parts: Sacramental Roots in Scripture, Patristic Sacramental Theology, Medieval Sacramental Theology, From the Reformation through Today, and Philosophical and Theological Issues in Sacramental Doctrine. Contributors to this Handbook explain the diverse ways that believers have construed the sacraments, both in inspired Scripture and in the history of the Church's practice. In Scripture and the early Church, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics all find evidence that the first Christian communities celebrated and taught about the sacraments in a manner that Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics today affirm as the foundation of their own faith and practice. Thus, for those who want to understand what has been taught about the sacraments in Scripture and across the generations by the major thinkers of the various Christian traditions, this Handbook provides an introduction. As the divisions in Christian sacramental understanding and practice are certainly evident in this Handbook, it is not thereby without ecumenical and missional value. This book evidences that the story of the Christian sacraments is, despite divisions in interpretation and practice, one of tremendous hope"--Publisher.
ISBN: 0199659060
ISBN13: 9780199659067
Author: Hans Boersma, Matthew Levering
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover
PublicationDate: 2015
Language: English
Edition: 1
PageCount: 736
Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.7 x 7.1 inches
Weight: 49.12 ounces
As a multi-faceted introduction to sacramental theology, the purposes of this Handbook are threefold: historical, ecumenical, and missional. The forty-four chapters are organized into the following parts five parts: Sacramental Roots in Scripture, Patristic Sacramental Theology, MedievalSacramental Theology, From the Reformation through Today, and Philosophical and Theological Issues in Sacramental Doctrine. Contributors to this Handbook explain the diverse ways that believers have construed the sacraments, both in inspired Scripture and in the history of the Church's practice. In Scripture and the early Church, Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics all find evidence that the first Christian communitiescelebrated and taught about the sacraments in a manner that Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholics today affirm as the foundation of their own faith and practice. Thus, for those who want to understand what has been taught about the sacraments in Scripture and across the generations by the majorthinkers of the various Christian traditions, this Handbook provides an introduction. As the divisions in Christian sacramental understanding and practice are certainly evident in this Handbook, it is not thereby without ecumenical and missional value. This book evidences that the story of theChristian sacraments is, despite divisions in interpretation and practice, one of tremendous hope.
Editorial Reviews



Theology is not intended to be only a conversation for specialists. If it is, as
The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology reveals, meant to help interpret, illuminate, and guide the church's life together. May preachers of every theological stripe embrace this way of thinking about how theology

works in the church... --
Theology Forum


...a good launch pad from which mature students of theology can grow in their understanding of the church's reflection o n sacramental theology... --
Ryan M. McGraw, PRJ


This volume is a magnificent achievement, unrivaled in both its breadth and its brevity. The fifty contributors, all experts in their fields, cover a huge expanse of history and scholarship, while still managing to make this knowledge accessible to the interested and motivated reader.--Gregory

Soderberg,
Journal of Reformed Theology


This text will prove to be a standard resource for sacramental theologians, and perhaps the first place to turn for those who want to ask-even if for the first time-why and how Christians have always believed that God works in and through matter. --
Reading Religion






Hans Boersma is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Before coming to Regent College in 2005, Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He also served several years as a Pastor. Boersma has written of a number

of books, most recently
Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach. He is also the author of
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry; of
Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and of
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross:


Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition.

Matthew Levering is Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He serves as co-editor of two theological quarterlies,
Nova et Vetera and
The International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has authored numerous books, including
Predestination,
Biblical Natural Law, and

(with David Novak and Anver Emon)
Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue. With Matthew L. Lamb, he edited
Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition. His works in sacramental theology include
Sacrifice and Communion: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist and
Christ and the Catholic


Priesthood. Since 2007 he has been Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Before coming to Regent College in 2005, Boersma taught for six years at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He also served several years as a Pastor. Boersma has written of a number

of books, most recently
Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach. He is also the author of
Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry; of
Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and of
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross:


Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition.

Matthew Levering is Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He serves as co-editor of two theological quarterlies,
Nova et Vetera and
The International Journal of Systematic Theology. He has authored numerous books, including
Predestination,
Biblical Natural Law, and

(with David Novak and Anver Emon)
Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue. With Matthew L. Lamb, he edited
Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition. His works in sacramental theology include
Sacrifice and Communion: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist and
Christ and the Catholic


Priesthood. Since 2007 he has been Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology.

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