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Thiessen, Gesa Elsbeth

Works: 11 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 2,877 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BR115.A8, 261.57
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Most widely held works by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen
Ecumenical ecclesiology : unity, diversity and otherness in a fragmented world by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a rich collection of fifteen articles by European, North American and Asian theologians who are concerned with the concept, life, unity and future of the church. It offers a wealth of broad perspectives on ecclesiology by scholars from Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox backgrounds. The first section, 'Perspectives on Ecumenical Ecclesiology', comprises reflections on postmodern ecclesiologies as well as on the development and problems concerning ecumenical methods and models of unity.€ The second section, 'Communion Ecclesiology and Otherness', provides some pertinent deliberation
Apostolic & prophetic : ecclesiological perspectives by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostolic and Prophetic promotes a vision of the church as apostolic, ecumenical, and radical. It explores the meaning of each of these ecclesial marks and their intrinsic connections. The volume thus draws a wide span between the apostolic past (tradition) and a radical perspective on the present and future ecumenical church. The book considers the concept of apostolicity emerging in patristic theology, and it examines this concept as it has been developed in some select Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Anglican ecumenical documents. Unresolved ecumenical questions concerning ecumenical method and church ministry are frankly discussed, including critical observations on ecumenical praxis. The modern notion of churches as denominations is examined in detail, especially in the Lutheran context. The author also offers a critical assessment of an important ecumenical event, the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The notion of a radical church -- aware of its roots and prophetically committed to faith in the kingdom of God seeking freedom and justice -- is explored through an extensive analysis and discussion of the work of Dorothee Sölle and Terry Eagleton, two seminal thinkers of our time
Theological aesthetics : a reader( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theological Aesthetics: A Reader is an anthology of original sources in theological aesthetics from early Christianity to the present, with special emphasis on twentieth century writings. Presented in an accessible, chronological and thematic approach with introductions, it is intended as a source book for university courses, research and private studies. It will be of interest therefore to students, lecturers and scholars in theology, philosophy and the arts." "This volume covers diverse themes, such as beauty and revelation, the vision of God, artistic and divine creation. God as artist, the relationship of the senses and the intellect, the imagination, mystical writings, meanings of signs and symbols, worship, liturgy, doxology, the relationship of word and image, icons and iconoclasm, the relationship between theology and the arts in the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
Remembering the Reformation : Martin Luther and Catholic theology by Declan Marmion( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic unfolding of events after Martin Luther's revolutionary act led to the ultimate, and seemingly irreparable, fissure with Roman Catholicism: excommunication and schism. Remembering the Reformation enters into this history and pursues a more nuanced reading of Luther's relationship with the Catholic tradition, from his Augustinian roots and medieval training to his reading of scripture and investigations of ecclesiology, as well as his continued relevance and challenge to Catholic theology. An international consortium of scholars, Catholic and Protestant, contribute to this volume a
Theology and modern Irish art by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trinity and salvation : theological, spiritual, and aesthetic perspectives( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: The revival of trinitarian theology / Declan Marmion and Gesa Thiessen -- Trinity and ecclesiology : the need for a patristic ressourcement / Finbarr Clancy -- Trinity, faith, and mysticism : the need for a medieval ressourcement / Rik van Nieuwenhove -- Trinity and salvation : a dialogue with Catherine Lacugna's God for us : the Trinity and the Christian life / Declan Marmion -- Trinity and anthropology : the self, transformation, and spirituality / Philip Sheldrake -- Images of the Trinity in visual art / Gesa Thiessen -- Trinity and music : intonations of the Triune God / Kathleen Fitzpatrick -- Creator spirit : a narrative theology of the Trinity in interreligious relations / John D'Aarcy May
Theology in the making : biography, contexts, methods( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing insightful reading, this book is for students - of theology and for those seeking an understanding of the personal experiences of those involved in theological thought. Here, sixteen Irish-based theologians explore their reasons for and experiences of undertaking theological study
Leonardo Boff - : towards the Church of the People of God by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostolic and Prophetic by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not So Unorthodox: A Reevaluation of Tricephalous Images of the Trinity( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among the various iconographies of the Trinity which emerged in Christian art, the three-headed or trifrons image has a contested history. Warned about and censured by two popes, Urban VIII and Benedict XIV, this iconography, despite condemnations, was applied, however, by leading Renaissance artists and survived into the nineteenth century in folk art. This article considers its pre-Christian background, the sixteenth-century theological debates, and, finally, in a detailed engagement with a range of tricephalous images, it critically reevaluates and seeks to demonstrate the disputed orthodoxy of this iconography from a theological, artistic, and aesthetic perspective
Stephen Prickett (ed.). The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Ecumenical ecclesiology : unity, diversity and otherness in a fragmented world
Theological aesthetics : a readerTheology and modern Irish artTrinity and salvation : theological, spiritual, and aesthetic perspectivesTheology in the making : biography, contexts, methods
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Thiessen, Gesa E.

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