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Hall, Douglas John 1928-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 226 publications in 3 languages and 6,860 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BT55, 230
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Thinking the faith : Christian theology in a North American context by Douglas John Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Christian movement nears the end of its second millennium, it faces a crisis that could not have been anticipated at the close of the first thousand years—or, indeed, by most of our own great-grandparents. … Since the most conspicuous dimensions of the waning of Christendom have to do with material decline (the decline in church membership and active attendance of Sunday services, the decline in financial and physical prosperity, the decline of influence in high places), such analyses as there are usually belabor the obvious: something drastic is happening to the churches! … "Throughout most of its long history, Christianity has not required of its adherents that they should think the faith. The historical accident of its political and cultural establishment 15 centuries ago… ensured that a thinking faith would be purely optional for members of the church. … "But thought-less faith, which has always been a contradiction in terms, is today a stage on the road to the extinction, not only of Christianity itself, but of whatever the architects of our civilization meant by 'Humanity.' Only a thinking faith can survive. Only a thinking faith can help the world survive! "
God and human suffering : an exercise in the theology of the cross by Douglas John Hall( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lighten our darkness : toward an indigenous theology of the cross by Douglas John Hall( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The steward : a biblical symbol come of age by Douglas John Hall( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaging God : dominion as stewardship by Douglas John Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professing the faith : Christian theology in a North American context by Douglas John Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessing the faith : Christian theology in a North American context by Douglas John Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cross in our context : Jesus and the suffering world by Douglas John Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this small gem of theological reflection, North America's foremost "theologian of the cross" offers a profound and compelling contemplation on the relevance of the church's most fundamental confession. Hall ponders what confessing Jesus as crucified means in today's context, one that is postmodern, pluralistic, multicultural, and in some respects post-Christian. A digest of his monumental trilogy, this book lays out in brief compass the heart of Hall's theology of the cross, contrasting it sharply with the theology of established Christianity, showing how it reframes classical Christology and soteriology, and drawing the implications for what it means to be human, for Christian ethics, and for the church
The end of Christendom and the future of Christianity by Douglas John Hall( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The thesis of this book is that the Christian movement can indeed have a significant future - one that will be faithful to the original vision of the movement and of immense service to our beleaguered world. But to have that future, Christians will have to stop trying to have the kind of future that sixteen centuries of official Christianity in the Western World has conditioned them to covet." "Douglas John Hall examines the decline and fall of Christendom and looks at ecclesiastical responses to the end of Christendom. He proposes that the churches make their disestablishment work for good and describes how the Christian movement might serve dominant societies, classes, and institutions in a post-Christian era."--Back cover
Why Christian? : for those on the edge of faith by Douglas John Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these dialogues with doubt, Douglas John Hall enters into an earnest search with a young inquirer who is on the edges of Christian faith. Half-familiar with superficial aspects of Christianity, hopeful of there being greater depth than found so far, she or he is curious, insistent, looking for something to believe in but not ready to leap without good reason. Such as person is asking, 'Why be Christian?'"--Publisher's description
God and the nations by Douglas John Hall( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembered voices : reclaiming the legacy of "neo-orthodoxy" by Douglas John Hall( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Has the church a future? by Douglas John Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reality of the Gospel and the unreality of the churches by Douglas John Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stewardship of life in the kingdom of death by Douglas John Hall( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) : a centenary appraisal( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honest to God by John A. T Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theologian examines the significance of God and religion for the modern man who rejects orthodox Christianity
Hope against hope towards an indigenous Theology of the Cross by Douglas John Hall( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for gospel : an appeal to the dispirited remnants of Protestant "establishment" by Douglas John Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity, as faith centered in Jesus as the Christ came to be called, got a foothold in the world, and for a vital and vocal minority changed the world, because it proclaimed a message that awakened men and women to possibilities for human life that they had either lost or never entertained. That message the first Christian evangelists (and Jesus himself, according to the record) called euangellion--good news, gospel. For its first two or three hundred years, Christianity was largely dependent for its existence upon the new zest for life that was awakened in persons who heard and were, as they felt, transformed, by that gospel; and at various and sundry points in subsequent history the Christian movement has found itself revitalized by the spirit of that same 'good news' in ways that spoke to the specifics of their times and places. The lesson of history is clear: the challenge to all serious Christians and Christian bodies today is not whether we can devise yet more novel and promotionally impressive means for the transmission of 'the Christian religion' (let alone this or that denomination); it is whether we are able to hear and to proclaim ... gospel! We do not need statisticians and sociologists to inform us that religion--and specifically our religion, as the dominant expression of the spiritual impulse of homo sapiens in our geographic context--is in decline. We do not need the sages of the new atheism to announce in learned tomes (and on buses!) that 'God probably does not exist.' The 'sea of faith' has been ebbing for a very long time."--The Introduction
Douglas John Hall : collected readings by Douglas John Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hall's work takes the measure of Christian belief and doctrine explicitly in light of North American cultural and historical experience. Hall's theological insights challenge churches to embrace change and develop genuine community, uncompromised theology, and honest engagement with the larger culture. To a failed culture and a struggling church Hall shows the radical implications of a theology of the cross for the shape and practice of church, preaching, ministry, ethics, and eschatology
 
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God and human suffering : an exercise in the theology of the cross
Alternative Names
Hall, D. J. 1928-

Hall, D. J. (Douglas John), 1928-

Hall, Douglas J. 1928-

Hall, Douglas John

Languages
English (137)

French (7)

German (1)

Covers
God and human suffering : an exercise in the theology of the crossLighten our darkness : toward an indigenous theology of the crossThe steward : a biblical symbol come of ageImaging God : dominion as stewardshipProfessing the faith : Christian theology in a North American contextConfessing the faith : Christian theology in a North American contextThe cross in our context : Jesus and the suffering worldThe end of Christendom and the future of Christianity