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Welker, Michael 1947-

Works: 156 works in 606 publications in 8 languages and 10,488 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses  Church history  Biographies  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other, dgs, Author of introduction, Creator, htt, wpr
Classifications: BT121.2, 231.3
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Most widely held works by Michael Welker
Images of the divine and cultural orientations : Jewish, Christian, and Islamic voices by Michael Welker( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa Reformata (English Edition): Reformationsstädte Europas Und Ihre Reformatoren by Albert de Lange( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profiles of more than forty European Reformation cities from Spain to Estonia are presented in this book. Their reformers (along with five female reformers) come alive in texts and pictures as do the cities with their buildings and historical sources from Reformation times. With its added practical information the book is a useful travel guide on the trails of the European Reformation
God the Spirit by Michael Welker( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the world and the ends of God : science and theology on eschatology by J. C Polkinghorne( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people seem to think that eschatology and science have little or nothing in common, and that each speaks to a different realm of human reality. According to John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker, in the introduction to The End of the World and the Ends of God, the following three clichés about science and theology have contributed to this: Theology deals with realities unseen, science deals with visible reality; Theology deals with feelings, science deals with facts; Theology deals--at best--with personal certainty, science deals with objective truths This book is a convincing argument that the traditional view of the relationship between science and theology (and eschatology) is wrong. In fact, it argues that eschatology is one of the most suitable intersections between science and theology because "it will help clarify and cultivate the difference between truth claims in both fields." It also "enables us to formulate eschatological truth claims in the face of the finitude of the world." In addition, a dialogue between science and theology about eschatology "challenges us to work on the clear differentiation between the sustenance of the world and the new creation: to differentiate between infinity and eternity, between the mere totality of times and the eschatological fullness, and between different types of hope related to one or the other." This compilation features essays by heavyweights in theology, science and eschatology, including John Polkinghorne, Michael Welker, William R. Stoeger, Hans Weder, Walter Brueggemann, Jürgen Moltmann, and others . Part one looks at eschatology in the natural sciences, focusing on the inevitable (according to science) natural catastrophes and the hope that Christianity offers against them. In part two, the focus is on eschatology in the cultural sciences and ethics, with a particular emphasis on the shaping of eschatological thought. The third part looks at eschatology in the biblical traditions, and themes of the end-time. Part four examines eschatology in theology and spirituality, focusing on hope and eternal life. This is not light reading, by any standard. It is truly thought provoking and insightful. Grasping its message of hope will take some effort, but the result will be amazing, causing you to continue to give an answer for the hope you have
Resurrection : theological and scientific assessments( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money as God? : the monetization of the market and its impact on religion, politics, law, and ethics by Jürgen von Hagen( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of money and its impact on society has long interested scholars of economics, history, philosophy, law, and theology alike, and the recent financial crisis has moved these issues to the forefront of current public debate. In this study, authors from a range of backgrounds provide a unified examination of the nature and the purpose of money. Chapters cover the economic and social foundations of money; the historical origins of money in ancient Greece, China, the ancient Middle East, and medieval Europe; problems of justice connected to
The science and religion dialogue : past and future by Michael Welker( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book documents the conference on The Science and Religion Dialogue: Past and Future, held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, October 25-29, 2012. The conference commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir John Templeton and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the John Templeton Foundation. It brought together about 60 active participants, all of them prominent scholars from many countries and many academic fields. Most of them have been engaged in the Science and Religion Dialogue for the last two or three decades. This book reports on multi-year international and interdisciplinary research projects at leading institutions. The contributions start with presentations by Hans Joas, Martin Nowak and John Polkinghorne and range from Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics and Biology to Philosophical Theology and Religious Ethics. Special topics of the dialogue between Science and Religion are also dealt with, such as Eschatology and Anthropology; Cosmology, Creation, and Redemption; Evolutionary Biology and the Spirit; and The Role of Thought Experiments in Science and Theology
What happens in Holy Communion? by Michael Welker( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned theologian revisits the purpose and potential of communion. All the large churches in the world agree on this: communion is the highest expression of the church unity. Yet it is exactly the act of communion that historically has given rise to vehement controversies among the churches. Michael Welker's new book not only explores the meaning of holy communion but also marks a turning point on the way to common understanding. Welker gives a clear explanation of holy communion based on the biblical tradition and evaluates the ecumenical discourse on communion of the past thirty years. In the process he answers such often posed questions as "What do we mean when we say that Christ is present in communion? " "How are Christ's body and blood connected with bread and wine? " "What is the difference between the Christian Supper and the Jewish Passover meal? " and "Are children allowed to share in communion? "
The depth of the human person : a multidisciplinary approach( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together leading theologians, biblical scholars, scientists, philosophers, ethicists, and others to explore the multidimensionality and depth of the human person. Moving away from dualistic (mind-body, spirit-flesh, naturalmental) anthropologies, the book's contributors examine human personhood in terms of a complex flesh-body-mindheart-soul-conscience-reason-spirit spectrum. The Depth of the Human Person begins with a provocative essay on the question "Why is personhood conceptually difficult?" It then rises to the challenge of relating theological contributions on the subject to various scientific explorations. Finally, the book turns to contemporary theological-ethical challenges, discussing such subjects as human dignity, embodiment, gender stereotypes, and human personhood at the edges of life
Faith in the living God : a dialogue by John C Polkinghorne( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shou le guan yu ji du jiao jiao yi de he xin hua ti, Xi tong tao lun le"guan yu shang di xin yang", Dui chuang zao zhu de xin yang nai shi dui wei shen me shi jie bi jing zai er bu shi bu zai de mou zhong cun zai lun ren zhi, Dan xin yang de fa sheng que wei lai yu ren tong jiu shu zhu ye su ji du de ren ge xing xiang yu, Bing qie zhei zhong xiang yu yao you xin yang de chuan tong suo pei yu
God's life in Trinity( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God the revealed : Christology by Michael Welker( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"God revealed himself in Jesus Christ!" Christian faith has confessed and proclaimed this message for nearly two thousand years. But what does it really mean? In God the Revealed Michael Welker delves into this declaration and shows how it offers genuine insight into Christian faith. He asks "Who is Jesus Christ for us today?" and approaches the answer from five different angles - the historical Jesus, the resurrection, the cross, the reign of Christ, and eschatology. Uniquely, Welker argues for the need to place historical Jesus research in a Christology and proposes a "Fourth Quest" for the historical Jesus
Toward the future of Reformed theology : tasks, topics, traditions by David Willis-Watkins( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toward the Future of Reformed Theology brings together the voices of leading contemporary Reformed theologians from around the world, providing a unique summary of the range and wealth of Reformed theology today and exploring its potential for the future. These thirty-one engaging essays consider the task of Reformed theology in the modern world, give Reformed perspectives on key theological themes, and suggest fruitful present-day trajectories of Reformed thought from the past."--Jacket
The work of the Spirit : pneumatology and Pentecostalism( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformed theology : identity and ecumenicity( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian theology, classically defined, is faith's intellectual work of seeking understanding, not in order to prove its truth but to persuade those who hear it proclaimed. Theology done from within the Reformed tradition has long displayed this quality, and it continues to develop in response to our changing world. Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity is an excellent resource for readers interested in examining current trends and motifs in Reformed thought. Written by systematic theologians from around the world, this book explores the meaning of the Reformed tradition and its relevance for the contemporary church. The contributors highlight ways that Reformed theology can enrich the church ecumenical even as they seek to realize a more catholic Reformed community of inquiry
Creation and reality by Michael Welker( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universalität Gottes und Relativität der Welt : theologische Kosmologie im Dialog mit dem amerikanischen Prozessdenken nach Whitehead by Michael Welker( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving God with our minds : the pastor as theologian : essays in honor of Wallace M. Alston by Michael Welker( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the challenges and possibilities facing contemporary theological inquiry. Produced in honor of Wallace M. Alston, the book is framed around the areas of discussion that Alston, as director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, has placed at the forefront of Christian reflection."--Jacket
Political theology : contemporary challenges and future directions( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection, six leading theologians on political theology explore the contemporary states and potential future of the discipline. Offering a highly nuanced and complex picture of 'older' and 'newer' political theology, these scholars examine the multifaceted interconnections and tensions between political theologies, liberation theologies, feminist theologies, and theologies that see themselves as 'postcolonial' or 'decolonizing.' Among other topics, the authors address the ecumenical and global nature of political theology; the lack of critical feminist analysis in most political, liberation, and postcolonial theologies; the statements regarding political theology in the encyclicals of Benedict XVI; and the specific tasks that political theology must address to remain effective and relevant."--
Reformed theology : identity and ecumenicity II : biblical interpretation in the Reformed tradition by Wallace M Alston( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The end of the world and the ends of God : science and theology on eschatology
The end of the world and the ends of God : science and theology on eschatologyResurrection : theological and scientific assessmentsWhat happens in Holy Communion?The depth of the human person : a multidisciplinary approachFaith in the living God : a dialogueGod's life in TrinityToward the future of Reformed theology : tasks, topics, traditionsThe work of the Spirit : pneumatology and Pentecostalism
Alternative Names
Michael Welker deutscher evangelischer Theologe

Michael Welker Duits theoloog

Michael Welker German theologian

Michael Welker professor académico alemão

Michael Welker teólogo aleman

Michael Welker teologo tedesco

Michael Welker théologien allemand

Michael Welker tysk professor

Vel'ker, Michaėl 1947-

Welker, M. 1947-

Welker, Michael

Майкл Уэлкер

مايكل ويلكير

미하엘 벨커

벨커, M. 1947-

벨커, 미하엘 1947-

벨커, 미하일 1947-

웰커, 마이클 1947-

ヴェルカー, M.