My Religious Beliefs

January 1, 2015

Responses When Prompted by a Survey

Revised 3 July 2017

I have no established idea of how religion or questions of faith relate to psychological type. I know that as an INTJ, I am intellectual about religion as a viable subject of study and reflection. Attentiveness to religion depends upon recognizing that the subject differs from others in one significant way. In matters of faith, basic beliefs and tenets escape proof in the evidentiary way common to other arguments.

In the post-enlightenment era, we have lost our ready acceptance of transcendence. Religion originates outside nature in sources beyond human knowing; revelation operates instead. This lack of provability and reliance on belief in the absence of proof is what makes religion a matter of faith.

Therefore, my views and the comments following come from personal background and experience. For a time in my adolescence, I had some difficulties with Christian teaching as I found puzzlements over views of self and related ethical questions. I was never bothered about questions of the supernatural: my motto was, “It is as easy to believe in one miracle as another.” My uncertainties lasted a couple years. Then, most of my theological problems receded by reading Aulen’s The Faith of the Christian Church; 4th edition (1948) and Tillich’s The Courage To Be and Love, Power, and Justice, and thanks to the excellent teaching of Frederick Bainton for whose class I read these books. Even earlier I had acknowledged the existential differences between eternity, time and the fullness of time thanks to Schnackenberg (1957) upon the subject.

This domain of belief rebounds from my life as a Christian and one of the Lutheran persuasion. Being of Norwegian descent, I say that I have been Lutheran since the late middle ages when Lutheranism came to Norway by way of Denmark. Norway was at that time attached to Denmark, a step away from the Reformation wrought by Luther and his colleagues in Germany. I have attended church since the womb, Sunday School from pre-school days, release time instruction through the years of public school, Luther League, confirmation and morning matins in my senior year.

In junior and senior high, I became the perennial Pocket Testament League secretary. I read both the King James and Revised Standard versions of the Bible straight through and wrote a pageant of the Bible story for Luther League performance.

Then I attended four years at St. Olaf, a college of the church, and subsequently became an active member of congregational life. I have since teen age years continuously studied history, then Bible, theology and philosophy and viewed my denomination (currently the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, thanks to a century of mergers) as mainstream in Christian life and thought.

Over the years, I have worked to explore my faith in terms of a systematic theology as far as I could endeavor to comprehend and apply it. For me, theology is a rational and exegetical means of seeking and forming an understanding of what is beyond full comprehension and experience in matters of faith. Admittedly, theology establishes itself consequential from what a believer takes as the basis of faith. My theology remains dependent on a “deep reading” of Biblical testimonies and a deliberate effort to comprehend the growth of Biblically resonant theology over the ages. I do not see theology as dogmatic, but as exploratory, wrestling with matters of faith in order to better appreciate, receive and employ them.

The prompt for my responses at this point comes from an older book, one I acquired in April 2000 because of its title: Challenge of a Liberal Faith (1980) by George N. Marshall; revised, updated, and enlarged. When I recently chose to read it, I discovered that it comes from the Unitarian Universalist tradition. I have worked in interfaith collaboration on social justice with members of this denomination: as a result , I know them to be progressive and eager to seek equality for others. Mainly, I have been ignorant of their religious beliefs that appear broad to me without ever having the need to explore, let alone, understand them.

The book is both narrative and instructional and prior to the lessons requires a “Self-Inventory of Religious Attitudes.” Before I began to read anything else in the book, I took the inventory. I had not gone far when I realized responses depend on the understanding of the terms used and how understanding them likely varies with context. I find this to be a common challenge in completing any survey or public opinion poll.

My understandings or clarifications to the following survey particulars appear in brackets [].

I. I believe that God is: [Use of “God” is one familiar word humans use as reference to divine, transcendent being.]

a) a person – yes [God has personhood, however distinct from humankind, and distinct from being an operating principle or force.]

b) a spirit – yes [God exists as otherness, neither physical nor corporeal.]

c) a superhuman power – yes [God’s power transcends the human experience and the human consciousness, and because of otherness is without measure.]

d) a mystery – yes [We may attempt to comprehend God; however, God remains beyond our ability to fully frame any accurate concept.]

e) an impersonal power that rules the Universe by natural laws – no. [Contrary to a.]

f) a fiction created by wishful thinkers to console themselves – no. [People are free to think God is fictional or as true, even when others charge that belief is wishful and emotionally motivated.]

g) the creator of the world as stated in the Bible – yes [As long as we understand that the Genesis accounts use mythic forms to illustrate God as beyond time and space. God calls all worlds into existence.]

h) in some sense the creator and preserver of the best we know – yes [As long as this means an ethic of love of God and all creation that God makes possible, intends, expects, engenders and sustains.]

i) an outgrown idea in a age of science – no [Science is a human invention based on our ability to seek knowledge; God is beyond knowing through scientific investigation or any human means.]

II. I believe that people are:

a) basically good – no [Although not clear what is meant by basic or good, my understanding is that if we were basically good we would not have the great amount of ill-will, prejudice, and injustice that we have in the world. We would work harder to live together though deep-seated cooperative endeavors and without force.

b) basically sinful – yes [In the religious sense, sin means our separation from God in nature and will. Despite whatever goodness we manage, we are still distant from the power of goodness and love that represents God.]

c) weak and indecisive, and needs help to do anything worthwhile – no [The statement offers an all or nothing choice. Human actions are inconsistent and mixed. Of course, we ought to give one another as much help as we can manage. God’s gift to us is perpetual love and forgiveness.]

d) good, but still need God’s help – no [God gave this world and calls us to action. See the answers in II a-c.

e) the highest form of earthly life – yes [If by highest is meant most capable, thanks to the ability to intend and attend.]

f) beings that are able to choose between good and evil by their own native wisdom – yes [Generally we do have this ability as God has endowed us. Whether we utilize such ability and to what extent remains a matter of great difference between individuals and societies.]

g) capable of building a better world – yes [As in II f.]

h) created by God to aid in the progressive betterment of the world – yes [As in II f, g.]

III. I believe that Jesus:

a) was a son of God in some special sense – yes [Except that the personhood of Jesus always was and will be an agency of God.]

b) was a prophet, like Amos or Isaiah, but for a later time in history – yes [As long as we understand “prophet” as one who professes God and God’s works.]

c) was a human being like ourselves – yes [Understanding that like ourselves, Jesus as incarnated on Earth was truly human while being truly God, something that is the deepest of mysteries.]

d) was the greatest human being who ever lived, whose teaching and example sum up the best we know of the good life – yes [Of course the “greatness” of Jesus consists in the strength and efficacy of divine love professed and lived through teaching and example.]

e) was only one of many great leaders, like Confucius, Buddha, Mohammed, Gandhi, Schweitzer, etc. – no [Many other humans evidence greatness and goodness as regards paths of faith and action: yet, Jesus transcends all others as stated in III d and is not to be reduced or otherwise confined.]

IV. I believe that the Bible is:

a) true as no other book is true –yes [The Bible is a source of faith and a carrier of revelations of God from creation to the end of time.]

b) either all true or all false – no [The Bible is a collection or “scrapbook” of various literary forms composed and edited over millennia and in consequence varies in truth and application from part to part and carries the past and current limits of human knowledge and accuracy.]

c) a collection of both good and bad, plus some that is indifferent – no [The use of “good” and “bad” and even “indifferent” is not clear. As stated in IV b, the Bible varies in content and the utility of its parts and other related texts.]

d) interesting chiefly for historical reasons, like other old books – no [The Bible does provide some history, but is not chiefly historical unless history is understood as the story of God through created and human time.]

e) a valuable record of the search for God, or for enduring truth, full of the fascinating story of our upward growth toward maturity in religious understanding – yes [Actually, the Bible is invaluable to faith-formation. Through the story of the faithful, the Bible revolves around the work of God in the world in order that we humans may live and act to the fullest of our capacity. I will question whether there is much “upward growth toward maturity” in a consistent fashion.

f) a rule book for daily life – no [Neither am I sure what “rule book” means. The Bible has commandments, holiness codes, and other laws many of which have specific applications. At basis the greatest and transcendent of such commands is to love God and all other humans while caring for creation.]

g) a general guide to our own faith – yes [As expressed in IV f. Our task is to diligently read the Bible and take direction from its thematic and contextual message.]

h) a unique library of religious books, produced by a people who gave the world more basic individual and social religion than others – yes [These are claims as far as I know or can judge without having read all other scriptures or pertinent texts in other faiths.]

V. I believe that prayer is:

a) a means whereby people can really talk to God, and receive help – yes

b) a technique for taking stock of ourselves – yes

c) talking to oneself – no [Certainly not exclusively. It has been said “If we want God to hear our prayers, we must first hear them ourselves.”]

d) a merely formal way of influencing other people’s thoughts, as used in church services – no [Community prayers have value as to sharing concerns, enlarging recognition of the needs of others, affirming the union of those called together.]

e) a power that can actually change the course of events – yes [Of course, this does not necessarily mean every event at every time. Prayer is more likely observable to change those who pray.]

f) a way of consulting one’s own conscience – yes [Prayer encompasses both self-examination and admission or confession of needs and errors.]

g) I am undecided – no [I ought to pray more and more regularly and with greater articulation. I should move beyond general reliance on liturgy (which I dearly love and enjoy), routine and rote.]

VI I believe that the church is:

a) the best means we have of bringing religious influence into life – yes [Presumably “church” means the body of those on the path of faith – that is, the called of God – a term that has local, institutional, finite, historical, and eternal dimensions. Thus “church” is both particular and transcendent. Church is the vehicle to engage and join individuals into this community. It is also eternally inescapable.

b) an old-fashioned institution that should be superseded by some newer and more efficient form of teaching religious and moral truth – no [As an institution, the church is always changing and widely varies in particulars from place to place. My personal view is that churches have never plumbed to the core how religious and moral truth are best learned and what their role is in nurturing that learning.]

c) still useful as the guardian of our moral and spiritual welfare, but should not be placed first in a busy person’s life – no [A statement like this posits that the church is “them” when it is in faith terms “us.” Church is not so much the guardian as it is the home and family of our welfare.]

d) important to the word-wide effort to secure peace and democracy – yes [Presumably in the world context, peace means concord and harmony among all people and democracy means the participation of all people in the process of living together. Love, community, and justice are all basic components of God’s will for humanity. Our challenge is to follow and exercise that will.]

e) indispensable to the attainment of a worldwide community among people everywhere – yes [As in VI d.]

f) badly needs to be improved – no [What is the sense of “badly?” Improvement is always desirable. All worship communities and all individuals outside of their institutional settings can do far better in committing and working towards our common good.]

g) all right as it is – no [As in VI f.]

VII. I believe:

a) that all people are of equal value in the sight of God or of history regardless of color, race, creed, or class – yes [Except I would prefer “sight of God and of history.”]

b) that some people are inherently superior to others – yes [Assuming that “superior” refers to characteristics or attributes that vary among individuals accounting for our differences. The importance of community is that we differ and we need one another’s talents or gifts for the common good.]

c) that while all people are equal, conditions today make racial equality impossible to attain, and that we must wait – no [Rather, we must act by examining ourselves against the call to love the neighbor and work towards greater association and inclusion of all people.]

d) that the attainment of inter-racial good will is the first objective of the church today, especially the liberal church – no [Race relations are one aspect of our lives together while the first objective of the “church,” however situated, is to proclaim the gospel. That is the good news of God’s love, forgiveness and command.]

e) the church should say nothing about politics in any form – no [Given that politics is the understanding and actions necessary to foster our lives together, the church has the charge to speak out for love, peace and justice – all necessary components of politics.]

f) that while the church should avoid party politics, it should express itself courageously on great social and moral questions that are being discussed by the agencies of government – yes [From the foundation as in VI e.]

g) the church should never engage in controversial discussions, regardless of their moral significance – no [As in VI e, f., never is a long time and contrary to the church’s existence.]

h) the church should not hesitate to take a stand on controversial questions in which the physical, moral and spiritual welfare of all people is at stake – yes [Exactly; unfortunately not all church bodies agree or even all members of the same body.]

All the above illustrates how I have worked through faith issues over my lifetime. Most of my adulthood, I have remained consistent but still questioning. I continue to recognize that I can increase my understanding as well as the actionable aspects of my faith.

This is where I am now.

© Copyright 2015 by Roger D. Sween.


Classification BT

July 9, 2014

Judaic & Christian Theology: BT 10-1480

BT10-BT97.2/Theologies in General                          BT98-BT153/God                         BT198-BT590/Christology                    BT595-BT1040/Aspects of Christianity                 BT1095-BT1255/Apologetics & Evidences of Christianity               BT1313-BT1480/Specific Doctrines, Movements, Heresies and Schisms.

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BT19.L55 1984   Lindbeck, George A(rthur) 1923-      The nature of doctrine: religion and theology in a post-liberal age. Westminster John Knox Press c1984. 142p. Bibliographical notes at ends of chapters. Index.  #14059 7.50

BT21.H282 1957   Harnack, (Carl Gustav) Adolf von, 1851-1930. Outlines of the history of dogma. Translated by Edwin Knox Mitchell. Beacon Press, 1957.  567p.  #83  1st published in U.S., 1893.  1.95

BT21.N55 1960    Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. An essay on the development of Christian doctrine. Foreword by Gustav Weigel. Doubleday: Image, 1960; 1st published 1878.  434p. Index.  #1938  .85

BT21.R39 1981   Richardson, Alan, 1905-1975.  Creeds in the making: a short introduction to the history of Christian doctrine. Fortress press, 1981; 1st published c1935.  128p.  #11496  .50

BT21.2.P42   Pelikan, Jaroslav (Jan) 1923-2006. The Christian tradition: a history of the development of doctrine. The University of Chicago Press, 1971-1989. 5v.  Contains bibliographical notes, lists of Primary Sources and Selected Secondary Works. Index. v.1, The emergence of the catholic tradition (100-600). v.5, Christian doctrine and modern culture (Since 1700). #9346, 14397 12.85, 8.55

BT21.2.U72 1995   Urban, Linwood. A short history of Christian thought. Rev. & expanded ed. Oxford University Press c1995; 1st published c1986. xviii, 461p. Notes p.387-421. Bibliography p.423-444. Index.  #14170 7.50

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BT28.C65 1972   Cox, Harvey Gallagher, 1929-      The feast of fools: a theological essay on festivity and fantasy. Harper & Row: Perennial, 1972 c1969.  239p., notes p.211-234, index.  #1138  .80

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BT30.N7H35 1991   Hall, Douglas John, 1928-      Thinking the faith: Christian theology in a North American context. Fortress Press, 1991 c1989. 456p. Contains bibliographical footnotes. Acknowledgements p.15. Indexes.  #14412 8.55

BT40.T5 1964   Tillich, Paul Johannes, 1886-1965. Theology of culture. Edited by Robert C. Kimball. Oxford University press, 1964 c1959.  x, 213p.  Acknowledgements p.bii.  #13307  5.35

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BT55.R6 1963   Robinson, John Arthur Thomas, 1919-1983. Honest to God. The Westminster Press, c1963.  143p. Bibliographical footnotes. Index.  #10898  .25

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BT75.A92 1948   Aulen, Gustav, 1879-1977. The faith of the Christian Church. Translated from the 4th Swedish ed. by Eric H. Walstrom and G. Everet Arden. Muhlenberg, 1948.  457p., index.  #84

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BT75.T56   Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965. Systematic theology. The University of Chicago Press, 1951-1963.  3v. (   ;xi, 187;   p.)  Contents: v.1, Reason and revealation. Being and God. v.2, Existence and the Christ. c1957. v.3, Life and the spirit. History of the Kingdom of God. have: v.2.  #11185  6.40

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BT75.2.B35 1970   Baum, Gregory, 1923-      Man becoming: God in secular experience. Herder and Herder, c1970.  xiv, 285p. Bibliographical footnotes.  #12846  .30

BT75.2C69 1984   Cox, Harvey Gallagher, 1929-      Religion in the secular city: toward a postmodern theology. Simon & Schuster, 1984.  304p., Bibliography p.282-293, index.  #453.  3.17

BT75.2.D3 1962   Davis, Charles, 1923-1999. Theology for today. Sheed and Ward c1962. viii, 310p. Index. #10888 .25

BT75.2.K38 1968   Kaufman, Gordon D., 1925-2011. Systematic theology: a historicist perspective. Charles Scribner’s Sons c1968. xxiv, 543p. footnotes. Contains bibliographical references. Indexes.  #10160 1.60

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BT77.C47 1997 Ref   The Christian theology reader. Edited by Alister E. McGrath. Blackwell, 1997 c1995. xxiv, 422p. Contains bibliographical references. Study Panels p.xv. Acknowledgements p.xxv. Details of Theologians p.375-389. Details of Creedal, Confessional and Conciliar Materials p.390-391. Glossary of Theological Terms p.392-407. Suggestions for Further Reading p.408-414. Theological Timeline p.415-419. Index.  #13978 2.15

BT77.G89 1968   Guthrie, Shirley C., 1927-2004.  Christian doctrine: teachings of the Christian church. John Knox Press, 1968.  413p.  #1014.  7.99

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BT77.L8 2010   Lose, David J. Making sense of the Christian faith. Augsburg Fortress Press c2010. viii, 238p. drawings, charts. Acknowledgements p.vii-viii. For Further Reading p.237-238. #14448 13.00

BT77.M389 2010   McLaren, Brian D., 1956-    A new kind of Christianity: ten questions that are transforming our faith. HarperCollingsPublishing: Harper One, 2011 c2010. xiv, 317p. Notes p.261-297. Index. Reading and Discussion Guide p.307-317.  #15071 12.10

BT77.P65 2009   Polkinghorne, John C(harlton) 1930-      and Beale, Nicholas. Questions of truth: fifty-one responses to questions about God, science and belief. Foreword by Tony Hewish. Westminster John Knox Press c2009. xiv, 186p. graphs. Further Studies after sections. Appendices: A, Anthropic Fine-tuning p.99-116. B, The Brain and the Mind, p.117-137. C, Evolution p.138-154. Notes p.155-168. Glossary p.169-176. Select Bibliography p.177-180. Index. #14331 4.25

BT77.W39 1990   Weatherhead, Leslie Dixon, 1893-1976. The Christian agnostic.  Abingdon Press, 1990 c1965.  368p. Index.  #5476  7.45

BT78.B37 1993   Bausch, William J. Storytelling: imagination and faith. Twenty-Third Publications, 1993 c1984.  232p., Resources p.231-232.  #1165  6.42

BT78.K861 1988   Kung, Hans, 1928-      Theology for the third millenium; an ecumenical view. Translated by Peter Heinegg. Doubleday, 1988; 1st published 1987 as Theologie im Aufbuch.  316p., notes p.285-293, indexes.  #917  4.24

BT82.2.B39 1997   Bawer, Bruce, 1956-   Stealing Jesus: how fundamentalism betrays Christianity.  Crown Publishers, c1997.  x, 340p. Bibliography p.329-333. Index.  #11693  6.40

BT82.2.M37 2006   Marsden, George M., 1939-      Fundamentalism and American culture; 2nd ed. Oxford University Press c2006; 1st published 1980. xvi, 351p. drawings, charts, music. Fundamentalism Yesterday and Today (2005) p.229-257. Afterword: History and Fandom .259-260. Notes p.261-331. Bibliographical Indexes p.333-337. Index.  #14453 8.60

BT83.5.H21 1966   Hamilton, Kenneth. God is dead: the anatomy of a slogan. Eerdmans, 1966.  86p.  #5325  .25

BT83.55.R4 1995   Re-membering and re-imagining. Nancy J. Berneking and Pamela Carter Joern, Editors. Pilgrim Press, 1995.  246p. Notes p.239-241. Index.  #5072  Review

BT91.E56 1984   Eno, Robert B., 1937-1997. Teaching authority in the early church. Michael Glazier, Inc. c1984. 167p. (Message of the Fathers of the Church, v.14). Abbreviations p.10. Contains bibliographical references.  #13093 9.55

BT94.B75  1953   Bright, John. The kingdom of God: the Biblical concept and its meaning for the church.  Abingdon Press, 1953.  288p. Bibliographical footnotes. Indexes.  #1996  .25

BT94.N5 1959   Niebuhr, Helmut Richard, 1894-1962. The kingdom of God in America. Harper & Row: Harper Torchbooks, 1959 c1937.  xvii, 215p. Notes p.199-210. Index.  #10815  10.70

BT97.L43 1978   Lewis, Clive Staples, 1898-1963. Miracles: a preliminary study. Macmillan, 1979 c1960.  186p., index.  #1101.  1.14

BT98.E8 1964   The existence of God: readings. Selected, edited and furnished with an essay by John Hick. Macmillan, 1964.  305p. A selected and annotated bibliography p.299-305.  #1167  .80

BT100.H36 1940   Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803. God, some conversations. A translation, with a critical introduction and notes, by Frederick H. Burkhardt. Bobbs-Merrill: The Library of Liberal Arts, 1940; 1st published 1787.  247p. Appendix A: Variations in the Second Edition p.193-219. Selected Bibliography p. 233-241. Index.  #7175  .55

BT101.G48 1960   Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978. God and philosophy. Yale University Press, 1960 c1941.  147p., index.  #85.  .95

BT102.A33 1980   Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001. How to think about God: a guide for the 20th century pagan. Macmillan, 1980. 175p. Bibliography p.172-175.  #5244 1.05

BT102.D313 1968   Daniélou, Jean-Guenolé-Marie, 1905-1974. Myth and mystery. 1st American Edition. Translated by P. J. Hepburn-Scott. Hawthorn Books c1968; 1st published as Mythes païens, mystère chrétienne c1966. (Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, I.8). 140p.  #14117b .80

BT102.H35 1959   Harris, Erdman. God’s image and man’s imagination.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1959.  xv, 236p. Notes p.225-228. Index.  #9371  1.10

BT102.P47 1963   Phillips, John Bertram, 1906-1982. Your God is too small. Macmillan, 1963 c1961.  126p.  #5798  .15

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BT198.P44 1985   Pelikan, Jaroslav (Jan) 2923-2006. Jesus through the centuries: his place in the history of culture. Yale University Press, c1985. xviii, 270p., illus, notes p.235-258. Indexes.  #13874 5.30

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BT201.B413 1978   Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945.  Christ the center. A new translation by Edwin H. Robertson. Harper & Row, c1978; 1st published in Gesammelte Schriften, v3.  126p. Index.  (Harpers Minister’s Paperback Library).  #11177  8.00

BT201.B73 1948   Baille, Donald Mcpherson, 1887-1954. God was in Christ: an essay in incarnation and atonement.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, c1948.  230p. Bibliographical footnotes. Index.  #11462  .25

BT201.F79 1956   Fuller, Reginald H(orace) 1915-2007. The mission and achievement of Jesus: an examination of the presuppositions of New Testament theology. SCM Press, 1956 c1954.  128p., indexes (Studies in Biblical theology, no.12).  #439  1.75

BT202.D38 1977   De Rosa, Peter, 1932-            Jesus who became Christ. Fountain/Collins,  1977 c1974.  287p. Notes p.263-274. Indexes.  #13197  .40

BT202.J3913 v.1 1971   Jeremias, Joachim, 1900-1979. New Testament theology: the proclamation of Jesus. English language edition translated by John Bowden.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, c1971; 1st published as Neutestamentliche Theologie I Teil: Die Verkünfigung Jesu.  xvii, 330p. Bbilographical footnotes. Index of Bible References.  #12505  1.00

BT202.S77 1998   Strobel, Lee, 1952-      The case for Christ: a journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus.  Zondervan: Willow Creek Resources, c1988.  397p. List of Citations p.369-375. Index.  #12874  .50

BT203.B67 2006   Borg, Marcus J., 1942-      Jesus: uncovering the life, teachings, and relevance of a religious revolutionary. HarperSanFrancisco c2006. viii, 343p. Notes p.313-335. Indexes.  #14114 2.70

BT216.H37 1998   Harris, Murray J. Jesus as God: the New Testament use of theos in reference to Jesus, 1998 c1992. 379p. footnotes, tables. Contains Bible and bibliographical references. Acknowledgements p.15. Abbreviations p.17-20. The Definite Article in the Greek New Testament p.301-313. An Outline of the New Testament Testimony to the Deity of Christ p.315-317. Bibliography p.319-348. Author Index p.349-357. Subject Index p.358-361. Index of Principle Greek Terms and Phrases p.362. References Index p.363-379.  #15856 1.10

BT216.R83 2000   Rubenstein, Richard E., 1938-      When Jesus became God: the struggle to define Christianity during the last days of Rome. Harcourt, Inc.: A Harvest Book, 2000 c1999. xviii, 267p. map. Acknowledgements p.xvii-sviii. Principal Characters p.233-235. Selected Bibliography of Works in English p.237-240. Notes p.241-256. Index.  #14354 7.50

BT220.M55 2001   Miles, Jack, 1942-      Christ: a crisis in the life of God. Random House, Inc.: Vintage Books, 2002 c2001. xii, 352p. Contains Bible references. Appendices: I, One Bible from Many Scriptures. II, The Bible as Rose Window p.265-289. Acknowledgements p.291-292. Notes p.293-332. Indexes. Acknowledgements p.351-352.  #15716 .30

BT265.A83 1979   Aulén, Gustaf, 1879-1977. Christus Victor: an historical study of the three main types of the idea of atonement. Translated by A. G. Hebert. Foreword to the paperback edition by Jaroslav Pelikan. Macmillan Publishing Co., 1979 c1969; 1st published as Der Kristna forsoningstarken.  xxvii, 163p. Bibliographical footnotes. Index.  First deliverd in three Claus Petri Lectures, University of Uppsala, March & April 1930.  #12669  4.25

BT301.D2213   Daniel-Rops, Henri, 1901-1965. Jesus and his times. Doubleday: Image Books, 1958 c1956. 2v. (314,         p.) v.1.  #8007 .50

BT301.O85 1949   Oursler, Fulton, 1893-1952. The greatest story ever told: a tale of the greatest life ever lived. Doubleday & Company, c1949.  xiii, 399p.  #10897  .65

BT301.P185 1957   Papini, Giovanni, 1881-1956. Life of Christ; freely tr. from the Italian by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Dell, 1957 c1951. 511p., index.  #103.  .50

BT301.R4 1991   Renan, Ernest, 1823-1892. The life of Jesus. Prometheus Books, 1991, published 1935; 1st published as La Vie de Jésus, 1863. 227p. (Great Minds Series). footnotes.  #10440 6.40

BT301.S64 195?   Stewart, James Stuart, 1896-1990. The life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Abingdon Press, 195?  192p. Bible readings. Questions for discussion.  #5497  .25

BT301.2.B693 1965   Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold, 1907-1998. The history of Jesus Christ. Preface by Eugène Cardinal Tisserant. Translated from the French by Denver Lindley. The Viking Press, c1965. xiv, 462p. Reference Notes p.461-462.  #12996  1.05

BT301.2.C34 1999   Cahill, Thomas, 1940-       Desire of the everlasting hills: the world before and after Jesus. Doubleday: Nan H. Talese c1999. xii, 353p. Notes and Sources p.321-333. The Books of the New Testament p.334-335. Chronology p.336-338. Acknowledgements p.339-341. Index of Bible Citations p.342-345. General Index.  #13493 1.60

BT301.2.G68 1977   Grant, Michael, 1914-2004. Jesus: an historical review of the gospels.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, c1977.  iv, 261p. Short Bibliography p.251-252. Ancient Writers and Terms p.236-250. Index.  #10790  1.05

BT301.2.W525 1993   Wilson, Angus N., 1950-      Jesus. Fawcett Columbine, 1993 c1992.  xvii, 269p. Table [of Passion comparisons] p.231-235. Bibliography p.257-262. Index. On cover: Jesus: a life.   #12633  6.45

BT301.9.I72 2008   Isbouts, Jean-Pierre. Young Jesus : restoring the « lost years » of a social activist and religious dissident. Sterling Publishing Co. Inc c2008. svi, 320p. color photos. Chronology [166 BCE-100 CE] p.x-xv. Notes p.287-397. Bibliographical Sources p.309-315. Index.  #13953 2.15

BT303.S42 1998   Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965. The quest of the historical Jesus: a critical study of its progress from Reimarus to Wrede. Foreword, 1998, by Delbert R. Hillers; with a preface by F.C. Burkitt. Johns Hopkins University press, c1998; orginally published 1968; translated 1910 from Von Reiimarus zu Wrede.  xvii, 413p., bibliographical footnotes, index.  #9466  15.25

BT303.2.L412 1970   Léon-Dufour, Xavier, 1912-2007. The Gospels and the Jesus of history. Translated and edited by John McHugh. Doubleday & Company: Image Books, 1970 c1968; 1st published as Les Evangèles et l’histoire de Jésus, 1963. 312p. For Further Reading p.301-304. Index.  #12120  .25

BT303.2.P68 1998   Powell, Mark Allen, 1953-      Jesus as a figure in history: how modern historians view the man from Galilee. Westminster John Knox Press c1998. x, 238p. Notes p.185-208. Bibliography p.209-232. Index of Scripture and Ancient Sources p.233-236. Index.  #15834 3.20

BT303.2.Q84 1997   The quest for Jesus and the Christian’s faith. Edited by Frederick J. Gaiser. Luther Seminary: World and Word, c1987.  x,214p. Bibliographical footnotes.  #10915  .50

BT304.95.J44 1989   Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. The Jefferson Bible: the life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth. With an introduction by F. Forrester Church and an afterword by Jaroslav Pelikan. Beacon Press c1989. x, 171p. facsimilie. The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson p.1-31. The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth p.37-147. Jefferson and His Contemporaries p.149-167. Index of Extracts from the New Testament p.169-171.  #15727 2.10

BT305.D86 1961   Dunkerley, Roderic, 1884-1966. Beyond the Gospels. Penguin Books, 1961 c1957.  170p. Index.  #9402  .50

BT305.G613 1960   Goguel, Maurice, 1880-1955. Jesus and the origins of Christianity: the life of Jesus. Translated by Olive Wyon. Harper Torchbooks: The Cloister Library, 1960 c1933; 1st published 1932 as La vie de Jésus.  2v.  (       224-490). Bibliographical Notes v.2 p.v-xii. Index. have v.2, Chapters vii-xxi.  #5885  .50

BT306.V43 2004   Vermes, Geza, 1924-2013. The authentic Gospel of Jesus. Penguin Books, 2004 c2003.  xviii, 446p, map. A Note on the Sources p.x-xvii. Appendix: A Classification of the Sayings of Jesus p.419-439.  Chronological Table p.437-438. Index of Gospel Citations p.439-446.  #13343  5.35

BT309.B5D3 1957   Bishop, (James Alonzo) Jim, 1907-1987. The day Christ died. Harper & Brothers c1957. 320p. maps on end pages. Bibliography p.320. New Testament quotations translated by James A. Kleist and Joseph L. Lilly.  #10153 1.60

BT361.H84 1979   Hultgren, Arland John, 1939-      Jesus and his adversaries: the form and function of the conflict stories in the synoptic tradition. Augsburg Publishing House c1979. 223p. Notes at ends of sections. Appendices: A, A Table of Conflict Story Classification p.203-205. B, Rabbinic Texts Related to Chapter 1 p.206-212. C, Hellenistic Texts Related to Chapter 1 p.213-214. Indexes.  #15014 free

BT375.B85 1928   Buttrick, George Arthur, 1892-1980. The parables of Jesus. Harper & Brothers, c1928.  xxx, 274p.  Bibliographical footnotes. Index of Scripture References. Index of Subjects.  #12892  .30

BT380.B66 1963   Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945. The cost of discipleship. Rev. & unabridged edition, containing material not previously translated. Translated by R. H. Fuller; rev. by Imgard Booth. Macmillan: Collier Books, 1963 c1959; 1st published 1937 as Nachfolge.  352p. Indexes.  #5458  5.95

BT480.D813 1961   Durrwell, François-Xavier, 1912-2005. The resurrection: a biblical study. Translated by Rosemary Sheed and with an introduction by Charles Davis. Sheed and Ward, 1961 c1960; 1st published as La Réssurection de Jésus, mystère de salut.  xxvi, 371p. Bibliographical footnotes. Index of Scriptural References p.361-363. Indexes.  #12540  .55

BT590.S65 D86 1997   Dunn, James D. G., 1939-      Jesus and the spirit: a stud of the religious and charismatic experience of Jesus and the first Christians as reflected in the New Testament. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Comany c1975. xii, 515p. Contains Bible and bibliographical references. Abbreviations p.xi-xii. Notes p.362-456. Bibliography p.457-475. Index of Bible References p.477-497. Index of Modern Authors p.498-508. Index of Subjects p.509-515.  #10374 2.15

BT611.M37 1978   Mary in the New Testament: a collaborative assessment by protestant and Roman Catholic scholars. Edited by Raymond E. Brown et.al. Sponsored by the United States Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. Fortress Press/Paulist Press, 1978.  323p. Bibliographies p.295-311. Indexes.  #5410

BT612.G3613 1999   Gambero, Luigi, 1936-       Mary and the fathers of the church: the blessed Virgin Mary in patristic thought. Translated by Thomas Buffer. Ignatius Press, 1999; 1st published 1991 as Maria nel pensiero dei padri della Chiesa.  439p., bibliographical footnores. Select Bibliography p.411-412. Indexes.  #9189  10.00

BT695.5.R83 1992   Ruether, Rosemary Radford, 1936-      Gaia & God: an ecofeminist theology of earth healing. HarperSanFrancisco, c1992.  [vii], 310p. Notes p.274-306. Index.  #11989  11.80

BT701.N53 1955   Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. The self and the dramas of history.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, c1955.  ix, 246p. Index.  #11473  .25

BT701.N54 1964   Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. The nature and destiny of man: a Christian interpretation. Gifford Lectures. Scribner Library Edition.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1964; 1st published 1941 & 1943.  2v. (xii, 305; xiv, 328p.), bibliographical footnotes, indexes in each volume. v.1, Human nature. v.2, Human destiny.  #9480-9481  5.35/v.

BT701.2.B68 1995   Boyd, Stephen Blake. The men we long to be. Beyond domination to a new Christian understanding of manhood. HarperSanFrancisco, 1995.  xi, 258p., diagrams. End Notes p.234-251. Index.  #7565  1.80

BT703.5.R43 1996   Redeeming men: religion and masculinities. Stephen B. Boyd, W. Merle Longword, Mark W. Juesse, editors.  Westminster John Knox Press, c1996.  xxii, 306p. Notes at ends of articles. For Further Reading p.299-302. Index.  #12613 4.30

BT704.M64 1989   Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey, 1932-      Women, men and the Bible.  rev. ed.  Crossroad, 1988.  x, 163p. Notes p.117-121. Study Guide p.123-163.  #9454  1.00

BT704.W35 1992   Walking in two worlds: women’s spiritual paths. Edited by Kay van der Vort, Joan H. Timmerman, Eleanor Lincoln. North Star Press of St. Cloud, 1992.  190p.  #1330 Review

BT706.7.M94 2005   Myers, David G. and Scanzoni, Letha Dawson.  What God has joined together? A Christian case for gay marriage. HarperSanFrancisco, c2005.  xii, 180p., graphs. Appendices: A. Why Marriage Matters p.137-139. B. Attitudes Are Changing p.140-149.  C. Discussion Questions p.150-154. Notes p.155-174. Index.  #13292  2.10

BT707.7.R84 2000   Ruether, Rosemary Radford, 1936-      Christianity and the making of the modern family. Beacon Press c2000. x, 294p. Acknowledgements p.viii. Notes p.231-284. Index.  #10137 6.40

BT708.T56 1992   Timmerman, Joan H. Sexuality and spiritual growth. Crossroads c1992. viii, 160p. table, diagram. Notes p.147-155. Index. #9991 .25

BT715.K5313 1983   Kierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855. The sickness unto death: a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening. Edited and translated with introduction and notes by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. Princeton University Press, 1983 c1980.  xxiii, 201p. Key to References p.134-135. Selected Entries from Kierkegaard’s Journals and Papers pertaining to The Sickness Unto Death p.139-165.  Collation of The Sickness Unto Death in the Danish editions of Kierkegaard’s collected works p.171-172. Notes p.173-182. Index.  #12430  10.75

BT732.4.N67 2008   Norris, Kathleen, 1947-       Acedia & me: a marriage, monks, and a writer’s life. Penguin Group c2008. xvi, 336p. Acknowledgements p.330-331. Selected Bibliography p.332-334. Credits and Permissions p.335-336.  #14158 12.00

BT736.2.S94 1982   Swaim, Joseph Carter, 1904-1997. War, peace, and the Bible. Orbis Books, 1982.  125p. Notes p.117-119. Index to Scriptural Passages p.121-125.  #1889  .75

BT737.6.U54 1990   The universe bends toward justice: a reader on Christian nonviolence in the U.S. Edited by Angie O’Gorman. Foreword by Colman McCarthy. New Society Publishers c1990. xvi, 272p. Acknowledgements p.viii.  #10318 .40

BT738.C475 1983   Chittister, Joan D., 1936-  & Marty, Martin E. Faith & ferment: an interdisciplinary study of Christian beliefs and practices. Editor, Robert S. Bilheimer. Augsburg Publishing House/The Liturgical Press, 1983.  351p. Index.  #7303  .50

BT738.S62 1984   Social thought. Edited and [introduced] by Peter C. Phan. Michael Glazier, Inc. 1984 268p. (Message of the Fathers of the Church, v.20).Contains bibliographical footnotes. Abbreviations p.10. Selected Bibliography p.268.  #13464 10.55

BT738.S695 1972   Stackhouse, Max L(ynn) 1935-      Ethics and the urban ethos: an essay in social theory and theological construction. Beacon Press, 1972.  220p. Notes p.201-216. Index.  #1688  1.06

BT740.T47 1999   Thomas Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274. On human nature. Edited with introduction by Thomas S. Hibbs. Hackett Publishing Company c1999. xxii, 274p. Contains Bible footnotes. Works Cited p.268-273. Bibliography for Aquinas on Human Nature p.274. Selections from Sentencia libri De anima and Summa theologica.  #13594 11.75

BT761.2.F7313 1973   Fransen, Piet Frans, 1913-           The new life of grace. Foreword by John Macquarrie. The Seabury Press, 1973 c1969.  x, 369p. Aids for Individual and Study Group Reading p.353-369. Translated from the Flemish, De Genade: werkeligkheid en leven, by George Dupont.  #12501  .50

BT765.O93 1977   Oxford Institute on Methodist Theological Studies, 6th, 1977. Santification and liberation: liberation theology in light of the Wesleyan tradition. Edited by Theodor Runyon. Prepared under the direction of the World Methodist Council. Abingdon, c1981.  255p. Notes p.253-255. Papers presented at the conference held under the auspices of the World Methodist Council.  #13398  .65

BT771.T54 1957   Tillich, Paul (Johannes) 1886-1965. Dynamics of faith. Harper & Row Publishers: Harper Torchbooks/The Cloister Library c1957. x, 134p. (Word Perspective Series, v.X).  #14075 5.30

BT772.N5 1972   Niebuhr, (Helmut) Richard, 1894-1962. Experiential religion. Harper & Row Publishers c1972. xiv, 163p. Contains bibliographical footnotes. Acknowledgements p.9. Index.  #14437 4.20

BT780.H3 1967   Haughton, Rosemary (Eléna Konradin) 1927-      The transformation of man: a study of conversion and community. Paulist Press Deus Books, 1967.  280p.  #1052  1.27

BT810.E63 2002   Erasmus, Desiderius, c.1466-1536. Discourse on free will. Translated and edited by Ernst F. Winter.  Continuum Publishing Company, 2002 c1989; 1st published c1961.  xiii, 138p. Bibliography p.xii.  Contents: Part I, Erasmus: The free will (De libero arbitrio, 1524). Part II, Luther: The bondage of the will (De servo aritrio, 1525).  #12230  12.95

BT810.2.R8 1972   Ruether, Rosemary Radford, 1936-      Liberation theology: human hope confronts Christian history and American power. Paulist Press, c1972. vi, 194p. Acknowledgements p.iv. Notes at ends of chapters.  #13385 .70

BT821.2.M6313 1967   Moltmann, Jürgen, 1926-      Theology of hope: on the ground and the implications of a Christian eschatology. Translated by James W. Leitch. Harper & Row Publishers c1967; published as Theologie der Hoffnung; 5th ed., 1965. 342p. footnotes. Abbreviations p.13. Indexes.  #10419 .55

BT825.S76 1979   Stannard, David E(dward) 1941-      The Puritan way of death: a study in religion, culture, and social change. Oxford University Press, 1979 c1977.  xiv, 236p., front, photos. Notes p.197-231. Index.  #12946  .50

BT877.P42 2006   Pearson, Simon, 1961-       A brief history of the end of the world from Revelation to eco-disaster. Robinson c2006. x, 310p. Permissions p.vii. Acknowledgements px. Notes p.291-300.  #14080 5.90

BT962.A35 1993   Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001. The angels and us. Macmillan: Collier Books, 1993 c1982.  204p.  What More to Read about Angels p.191-197. Index.  #5060  4.80

BT990.K4 2006   Kelly, J(ohn) N(orman) D(avidson) 1909-1997. Early Christian creeds. 3rd ed. Continuum, 2006 c1972; 1st published c1950. xii, 446p. Bibliographical footnotes. Short Bibliography p.x. Abbreviations p.xi. Index.  #14126 32.30

BT999.U5 1991   Underhill, Evelyn, 1875-1941. The school of charity: meditations on the Christian creed. Foreword by A.F. London. Morehouse Publishing, 1991; 1st published 1934. xvi, 111p.  #9803 2.10

BT1102.H315 1998   Hall, Douglas John, 1928-      Why Christian? for those on the edge of faith. Fortress Press c1998. x, 182p. Contains Bible (RSV & NRSV) and bibliographical references. Notes p. 179-182.  #13616 5.20

BT1102.H32 1992   Hampl, Patricia, 1946-       Virgin time. Farrar, Straus and Giroux c1992. [xii], 242p. Contains bibliographical references. Acknowledgements p.ix. On cover: In search of the contemplative life. #10358 .55

BT1102.K831 1984   Küng, Hans, 1928-         On being a Christian. Translated by Edward Quinn. Doubleday: Image Books, 1984.  720p. Basic Theological Literature p.603-606. Notes p.607-687. Index.  #1468  4.25

BT1103.G86 2009   Gungor, Ed. What bothers me most about Christianity: honest reflections from an open-minded Christ follower. Simon & Schuster: Howard Books c2009. xii, 239p. Contains Bible (NIV) and bibliographical references. Acknowledgements p.221-222. Endnotes p.223-237. About the Author p.239.  #14395 5.35

BT1103.K45 2009   Keller, Timothy I., 1950-      The reason for God: belief in an age of skepticism. Penguin Group: Riverhead Books, 2009 c2008. xxiv, 311p. Contains bibliographical references. Acknowledgements p.253-254. Notes p.255-297. Index. About the Author p.311.  #14129 4.30

BT1315.B4 1991   Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953.  Great heresies. Tan Books, 1991; 1st published 1938.  161p.  #1431  4.80

BT1390.C48 1997   Churton, Tobias, 1960-        The Gnostics. Barnes & Noble Books, 1997 c1987.  xi, 187p.  Chronology p.164-168. The Nag Hammadi Library: Codex One-Thirteen p.169-176. Bibliography p.177-179. Index.  #11482  8.50

BT1390.K55 2005   King, Karen L(eigh) 1954-      What is gnosticism? The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005 c2003. xiv, 343p. Contains bibliographical references. Abbreviations p.xi-xii. Note on Methodology p.239-247. Bibliography p.249-275. Notes p.277-340. Index.  #14127 14.90

BT1390.P3 1981   Pagels, Elaine H(eisey) 1943-         The Gnostic gospels. Random House: Vintage Books, 1981 c1979.  214p. Notes p.183-206. Index.  #1497  2.00

BT1390.W33 1983   Walker, (George) Benjamin, 1913-2013. Gnosticism: its history and influence. The Aquarian Press c1983. 224p. Biblography p.191-211. General and Bible Index p.213-224.  #15797 .25

BT1391.A3 1990   The Nag Hammadi Library in English. Translated and introduced by Members of the Gnostic Project of the Institute of Antiquity and Christianity. James M. Robinson, General Editor. 3d, completely rev ed. Harper, 1990 c1988. 549p.  #496 16.25

BT1932.C28 1977   Catholic Theological Society of America.  Committee on the Study of Human Sexuality.  Human sexuality: new directions in American Catholic Thought. Anthony Kosnik, Chairperson [et. al.].  Paulist Press, c1977.  xvi, 322p. Selected Bibliography p.275-291. Appendices 1-3, p.292-316. Index.  #12163  .55