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Faith speaking understanding : performing the drama of doctrine

Author: Kevin J Vanhoozer
Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats

In this volume, highly esteemed scholar Kevin Vanhoozer introduces readers to a way of thinking about Christian theology that takes the work he began in the groundbreaking 2005 book, The Drama of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vanhoozer, Kevin J.
Faith speaking understanding.
(DLC) 2014004508
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Vanhoozer
ISBN: 9781611645422 1611645425
OCLC Number: 894226853
Awards: Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (Theology/Ethics) 2015
Winner of Book of the Year (Top 10) 2015
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Contents: PART 1. BEFORE THE CURTAIN RISES: ON THEOLOGYAND THEATER1 Doing the Word "on Earth as It Is in Heaven":Introducing the Theater of the Gospel Faith Speaking Understanding: The Challenge The Witness as Doer of the Word: James's Mirrorand Jesus' House "Theater" of the Gospel: Definitions and Distinctions Theater as Handmaid to Theology: Metaphor or Model? 2 Audience Participation: Loving God, Doing Truth,Being Church "Breaking Down the Dividing Wall":Between Actor and Audience "Walking in the Truth": Participation in Christ "Confessing the Coming of Christ":A Self-Involving Demonstration"Abiding in Doctrine": The Audience as Staging Area PART 2. FAITH SHOWING UNDERSTANDING: HOW DOCTRINEMAKES DISCIPLES AND HOW DISCIPLES DO DOCTRINE3 The Great Theater of the World: Settingthe Twenty-First-Century Stage Stage: Church, World, and the Contemporary Crisisof Authenticity Lighting: "A Lamp unto My Feet" Action: The Essence of Dramatic Theater Recapitulation: The Canonical Imperative 4 Gospel Theater: The Triune Drama of Redemption The Play of the Playwright "from Above": A Dramaof Trinitarian Proportions The Players: Human and Other Dramatis Personae The Play of the Playwright "from Below": A CourtroomDrama of Kingdom and Kinship Recapitulation: The Orthodox Imperative 5 Learning (and Becoming) the Part: "Little Christs" Roles: Till We Have Faces Costume: Putting on Christ Prompts: Word and Spirit as Aide-Memoire and Means of Grace Recapitulation: The Pauline Imperative 6 Forming the Company, Doing Church: DoctrinalDirections for Acting Out Life Together in Christ Communio Sanctorum: Disciples' Gathering asCommand Performance--"Do This" Scenes of Congregational Life Rehearsing Communion: The Supper as Summa of the Gospel Recapitulation: The Catholic-Evangelical Imperative 7 Staging the Play in Ten Thousand Places: How theCompany of the Gospel Enacts Parables of the Kingdom Local Church, Local Theater: Where is "in Christ"? An Interactive Theater of Resident Exiles and Holy Fools Improvisation: Embodying the Mind of Christ Always,Everywhere, and to Everyone Recapitulation: The Sapiential Imperative 8 (Torn) Curtain: On Earth as He Is in Heaven Climax: "Sits at the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty" Conflict: Postvictory Theater of the Oppressed Catharsis: Purification of the Heart Recapitulation: The Doxological Imperative Conclusion. Tell and Show: Exhibiting the Gospelin Company with Christ Exeunt: The Dismissal Encore: The Gloria Appendix. What Has Broadway to Do with Jerusalem? The Antitheatrical Prejudice: Respondingto Historical Objections "The Play's Not the Thing": Respondingto Contemporary Objections Selected Bibliography
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