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The Holy Spirit: A Guide to Christian Theology

The Holy Spirit: A Guide to Christian Theology

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

This volume in the Basic Guides to Christian Theology series presents a compact discussion of the Holy Spirit in Christian theology. Written by a leading expert on this doctrine, it begins with biblical perspectives on the Holy Spirit, and moves on to describe how the Spirit was understood through the major periods in the history of Christian thought, from t… Read more…

Doing the Work of Comparative Theology: A Primer for Christians

Doing the Work of Comparative Theology: A Primer for Christians

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

In a world that is more religiously diverse than ever before, our coworkers and neighbors may well be adherents of other faiths. But how many of us really grasp the similarities and differences between the major world religions? Comparative theology is one increasingly important way to bridge this gap, especially for Christian leaders and professors, but als… Read more…

Pneumatology The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

Pneumatology The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

One of the most exciting recent developments in theology has been an unprecedented interest in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. In fact, Veli-Matti Karkkainen describes this phenomenon as a "pneumetalogical renaissance." But such discussion should be informed, he contends, by two overarching principles. First, we must acknowledge the variety… Read more…

Christology: A Global Introduction

Christology: A Global Introduction

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

In this revised introduction, an internationally respected scholar explores biblical, historical, and contemporary developments in Christology. The book focuses on the global and contextual diversity of contemporary theology, including views of Christ found in the Global South and North and in the Abrahamic and Asian faith traditions. It is ideal for readers… Read more…

Christ and Reconciliation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 1

Christ and Reconciliation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, vol. 1

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

The first installment in a wide and deep constructive theology for our time In Christ and Reconciliation Veli-Matti Karkkainen develops a constructive Christology and theology of salvation in dialogue with the best of Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in its global and contextual diversity, and with other major living faiths. Karkkainen's C… Read more…

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The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction

The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

In recent years, the doctrine of God has once again become a central focus of theological discussion and debate. In this ecumenical, international, and contextual introduction, internationally respected scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a global survey of understandings of God in Scripture, Christian history, and contemporary theology. This new … Read more…

Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

An internationally respected scholar offers a biblical, historical, and theological assessment of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, focusing on the ecumenical and contextual experiences of the Spirit. This comprehensive review of pneumatology in global perspective examines various theological and denominational understandings of the Spirit, assesses key conte… Read more…