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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century--available for pre-order
Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century, ed. Myk Habets (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming July 2014), a book to which I contributed the Foreword "Ecumenical Reception of Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque," is available for pre-order directly from the publisher and from Amazon.com. The book description and Table of Contents appear below.
About Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century
The volume presents a range of theological standpoints regarding the filioque. With some contributors arguing for its retention and others for its removal, still others contest that its presence or otherwise in the Creed is not what is of central concern, but rather that how it should be understood is of ultimate importance. What contributors share is a commitment to interrogating and developing the central theological issues at stake in a consideration of the filioque, thus advancing ecumenical theology and inter-communal dialogue without diluting the discussion. Contributors span the Christian traditions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Pentecostal. Each of these traditions has its own set of theological assumptions, methods, and politics, many of which are on display in the essays which follow. Nonetheless it is only when we bring the wealth of learning and commitments from our own theological traditions to ecumenical dialogue that true progress can be made. It is in this spirit that the present essays have been conceived and are now presented in this form.
Table Of Contents
Contents Dedication Contents Acknowledgments Foreword: Ecumenical Reception of Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque. Steven R. Harmon List of Contributors 1. Introduction: Ecumenical Perspectives and the Unity of the Spirit. Myk Habets Part 1: The Filioque in Context: Historical & Theological 2. The Filioque: A Brief History. A. Edward Siecienski 3. Theological Issues Involved in the Filioque. Paul D. Molnar 4. The Filioque: Reviewing the State of the Question, with some Free Church Contributions. David Guretzki Part 2: Developments in the Various Traditions 5. The Eternal Manifestation of the Spirit ‘Through the Son’ According to Nikephoros Blemmydes and Gregory of Cyprus. Theodoros Alexopoulos 6. The Spirit from the Father, of himself God: A Calvinian Approach to the Filioque Debate. Brannon Ellis 7. Calvin and the Threefold Office of Christ: Suggestive Teaching Regarding the Nature of the Intra-Divine Life? Christopher R.J. Holmes 8. The Baptists ‘And The Son’: The Filioque Clause In Noncreedal Theology. David E. Wilhite 9. Baptized in the Spirit: A Pentecostal Reflection on the Filioque. Frank D. Macchia Part 3: Opening New Possibilities: Origin, Action, & Intersubjectivity 10. Lutheranism and the Filioque. Robert W. Jenson 11. On Not Being Spirited Away: Pneumatology and Critical Presence. John C. McDowell 12. The Filioque: Beyond Athanasius and Thomas Aquinas: An Ecumenical Proposal. Thomas Weinandy 13. Beyond the East/West Divide. Kathryn Tanner 14. Getting Beyond the Filioque with Third Article Theology. Myk Habets Index