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Gelpi, Donald L. 1934-2011

Overview
Works: 48 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 7,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Scribe, Editor
Classifications: B824, 141.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald L Gelpi
Beyond individualism : toward a retrieval of moral discourse in America( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and light : a guide to the theology of Karl Rahner by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By his choice of Rahner's recurring themes and areas of deepest concern, the author has been able to structure as well as to synthesize Rahner's basic theological insights. The result is almost a Summa of the "new theology" of which Rahner has been one of the principal architects. A reliable, readable and compact introduction to one of the most significant theologians of our time
Pentecostalism, a theological viewpoint by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing God : a theology of human experience by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charism and sacrament : a theology of Christian conversion by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine Mother, a trinitarian theology of the Holy Spirit by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inculturating North American theology : an experiment in foundational method by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functional asceticism; a guideline for American religious by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endless seeker : the religious quest of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn to experience in contemporary theology by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discerning the spirit; foundations and futures of religious life by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pentecostal piety by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varieties of transcendental experience : a study in constructive postmodernism by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study traces the critique of Enlightenment modernism that began with Ralph Waldo Emerson and culminated in the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce and the mature Josiah Royce. Varieties of Transcendental Experience argues that these thinkers provide a constructive alternative to deconstructionist post-modernism that is compatible with Christian faith."--Jacket
Committed worship : a sacramental theology for converting Christians by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume I elaborates a new theological construct for understanding the forms and dynamics of adult Christian conversion. It gives concrete examples of how such conversion happens and discusses the seven dynamics that unify all five forms of conversion (affective, intellectual, personal moral, socio-political and Christian). The theology of conversion provides the context for discussing both the restored catechumenate and the revised rites of adult Christian initiation. A historical survey of the catechumenate concludes with practical suggestions about structuring the RCIA and with a reflection on the challenge it poses for the renewal of parishes and other religious communities. This volume concludes with a detailed analysis of the three sacraments of adult initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion. In the course of a detailed theological commentary on the revised rites, the author offers an orthodox but ecumenically sensitive explanation of the meaning of these sacramental rituals
The gracing of human experience : rethinking the relationship between nature and grace by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firstborn of many : a christology for converting Christians by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encountering Jesus Christ : rethinking christological faith and commitment by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

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

"In this book I argue, in agreement with the great American philsopher of religion Josiah Royce, that Christianity exemplifies a religion in search of a metaphysics, i.e., of an integrated, rational way of talking about God, self, other people, and the world - in other words, about any reality whatever. I also argue that in the past theologians have tried to interpret Christian religious experience with seriously flawed philosophical categories which lead to theological dead ends. In my judgement, dualistic patterns of philosophical thinking have in the past caused the greatest havoc and have brought Christian faith into needless disrepute. Dualistic patterns of thinking conceive two interrelated realities in such a way as to make their relationship to one another subsequently unintelligible. Dualism roots itself in another philosophical fallacy: namely, essentialism. Essentialism fallaciously transforms human cognitive modes of perception into realities which exist apart from thought."--Preface
The firstborn of many a christology for converting Christians by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Donald Gelpi's Christological trilogy is an important contribution to the discipline combining as it does both foundational and constructive Christology. Gelpi carefully establishes his methodological choices and situates them amid other theological options on the present scene. He then builds his case by moving through the foundational issues and explicating them in regard to their import for a systematic Christology. Connections are made with his earlier work and here Gelpi continues his theological project of establishing a new foundationalism (with its Peircean pragmatic logic of consequences, the turn to community, and a fallibilistic metaphysics of experience) and exploits it for doctrinal theology. Gelpi's proposals will certainly not be without its critics but his attempt to inculturate the philosophical issues in a North American idiom should be on the table "The strength of Gelpi's volumes is the care with which he examines the issues on the agenda of any contemporary Christology. These include in addition to methodological issues (not always consciously attended to and seldom with the philosophical attention which Gelpi gives them), the quest for the historical Jesus, and the diversity of New Testament Christologies. Gelpi's contribution is to take these issues seriously and weave them into a constructive narrative of contemporary Christological development, at each point highlighting how they address the pertinent issues in theological foundations. Hence the bulk of his efforts is working through New Testament material in order to establish the constructive sequence: Jesus of history, kerygmatic Christology (Pauline corpus), apocalyptic Christology (book of Revelation), narrative Christology (synoptic gospels), doctrinal Christology (picking up from the particular narrative Christology of the Gospel of John, Chalcedon and post-Chalcedonian developments), and practical Christology (working with liberationist themes but consistent with his foundational pragmatism). All are related to a foundational theology of conversion and are rendered pastoral by addressing their implications for Roman Catholic RCIA practice
The firstborn of many by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firstborn of many by Donald L Gelpi( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Varieties of transcendental experience : a study in constructive postmodernism
Alternative Names
Gelpi, Donald Louis 1934-

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (1)

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Varieties of transcendental experience : a study in constructive postmodernismCommitted worship : a sacramental theology for converting ChristiansThe gracing of human experience : rethinking the relationship between nature and graceThe firstborn of many : a christology for converting ChristiansEncountering Jesus Christ : rethinking christological faith and commitmentThe firstborn of many a christology for converting ChristiansThe firstborn of manyThe firstborn of many