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Pacifica : Australasian Theological Studies    [3 followers]  Follow    
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
     ISSN (Print) 1030-570X - ISSN (Online) 1839-2598
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [718 journals]
  • The abandonment of inauthentic humanity: Barth's theology of baptism as
           the ground and goal of mission
    • Authors: Lindsay; M.
      Pages: 229 - 245
      Abstract: This article explores the development of Karl Barth’s theology of the sacraments, with specific reference to his evolving understanding of the function and ground of baptism. It is argued here that Barth’s late explication of baptism in the final fragment of Church Dogmatics IV/4 posits an inextricable link between the nature and purpose of baptism and the ground and goal of mission, as two inseparable acts of ethical obedience to the call and Word of God.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:06-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13502133|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/229
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Bonhoeffer, Schmitt, and the state of exception
    • Authors: Brown; P.
      Pages: 246 - 264
      Abstract: In this article I examine the concept of ‘the extraordinary’ in two Bonhoeffer books, Discipleship and Ethics. Through a comparison with Carl Schmitt’s political concept of ‘the state of exception’, I draw attention to the political theology that I argue lies inherent in Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The contemporary application of this lies in the use of Bonhoeffer and the idea of ‘exception’ in contemporary American political discourse since 9/11. I investigate the consequences of this using Giorgio Agamben’s critique that states of exceptions lead to violence without reference. I address two objections to my reading of Bonhoeffer, and the political theology that I argue arises out of Bonhoeffer’s concept of the ‘extraordinary’.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13502135|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/246
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Pannenberg and Lonergan in dialogue on the theology of the history of
    • Authors: Orji; C.
      Pages: 265 - 278
      Abstract: This article shows how both a comparison of methods and dialogue between Pannenberg and Lonergan on grace and revelation can contribute to attempts to understand the reality of God mediated by creation and the nature of human knowing – a dialogue that can contribute to a renewed look at how Christian theology can engage other religions in dialogue.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505432|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/265
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Benedict XVI's hermeneutics of reform and its implication for the renewal
           of the church
    • Authors: Mushi; E.
      Pages: 279 - 294
      Abstract: This article discusses Pope Benedict’s interpretation of the Second Vatican Council as exemplified in the idea of renewal in the continuity. In my argument, I seek to inquire how and to what extent this approach articulates the Second Vatican Council as an ecclesial reality, a living tradition and a place of theological conversation. All things considered, I argue that the authentic interpretation of the idea of ecclesial renewal and reform – in the context of the Council – requires not only a profound commitment to Christian truth, but also implies a critical investigation and willingness to take up a more balanced theological position. Contrary to a one-sided emphasis on either continuity or discontinuity, church renewal admits of a certain amenability to both approaches.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13504447|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/279
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Theological reflection: Moving from the implicit to the explicit
    • Authors: Ault; N.
      Pages: 295 - 310
      Abstract: During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, religion and theology have become increasingly separated from spirituality and affective experience in westernised societies. In addition to this rift, the body is frequently seen as marginal to spiritual life. The implications of these divisions for students engaging in theological reflection can be observed in reflections that are overly intellectualized or conversely overly emotional and lacking theological depth. In this article, it is suggested that through a balanced attending to bodily awareness, the recognizing and naming of emotions and the exploring of theological questions, theological reflection can offer a supporting framework in which theology and spirituality can be held together in partnership rather than as separate enterprises. If there is a playful and creative openness to reflection as an integrative praxis at risk of encountering the unexpected then the process of theological reflection can provide an opportunity for transformative learning.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13502134|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/295
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Revisiting soteriology
    • Authors: O'Collins; G.
      Pages: 311 - 325
      Abstract: This article enters into dialogue with the reviewers of three books, all of which concerned the redemptive ‘work’ of Christ ‘for us’: S. T. Davis, D. Kendall, and G. O’Collins (eds.), The Redemption (2004), G. O’Collins, Jesus Our Redeemer (2007), and G. O’Collins, Salvation forAll (2009). The aim is to carry forward debates that concern the biblical basis and theological nature of the redemption effected by Jesus Christ, interdisciplinary approaches to this mystery, the methodology and terminology to be adopted, and the salvation of unbelievers and the non-evangelized.
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505436|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/311
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Experiencing Scripture Antony Campbell SJ
    • Authors: O'Brien OP; M. A.
      Pages: 326 - 327
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/326
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality. Attitudes towards
           Sexuality in the Writings of Philo and Josephus and in the Testaments of
           the Twelve Patriarchs William Loader
    • Authors: Runia; D. T.
      Pages: 327 - 330
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437a|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/327
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament World Warren Carter
    • Authors: Canavan; R.
      Pages: 330 - 331
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437b|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/330
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • The Promise of Christian Humanism: Thomas Aquinas on Hope Dominic Doyle
    • Authors: Ormerod; N.
      Pages: 331 - 333
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437c|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/331
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Reinterpreting the Eucharist Anne Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power and Claire
           Renkin (eds)
    • Authors: Gray; J.
      Pages: 333 - 336
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437d|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/333
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit Henri Nouwen,
           with Michael J Christensen and Rebecca J Laird
    • Authors: Cronshaw; D.
      Pages: 336 - 338
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437e|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/336
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Mission Too Far... Pacific Commitment and the Marist Missions 1835-1841
           Jan Snijders
    • Authors: Nemer; L.
      Pages: 338 - 339
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437f|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/338
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • Law's Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society
           Cathleen Kaveny
    • Authors: Brennan; F.
      Pages: 340 - 341
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437g|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/340
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
  • A Lonely Road. Fr Ted McGrath MSC John Hosie
    • Authors: Cooper; A.
      Pages: 342 - 343
      PubDate: 2013-10-24T03:17:07-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1030570X13505437h|hwp:resource-id:sppaa;26/3/342
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 3 (2013)
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