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Grenz, Stanley J. (Stanley James) 1950-2005

Works: 157 works in 388 publications in 6 languages and 13,666 library holdings
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What Christians really believe--and why by Stanley J Grenz( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People today are searching for something to believe in. How can they choose between conflicting belief systems and find answers to their questions? In this book, Stanley Grenz presents the central tenets of Christian faith clearly and concisely, answering the most commonly asked questions: Why believe at all? Which God? Who is Jesus and what did he do? What am I searching for and how do I find it?
Sexual ethics : an Evangelical perspective by Stanley J Grenz( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this biblically grounded study, Stanley Grenz synthesizes theology, ethics, and current medical research to offer an evangelical perspective on the profound role that sexuality does, and should, play in our lives today. He calls for Christians to live a biblical sexual ethic in the contemporary world, at the same calling on the church to recognize that its mandate includes being a reconciling community, one that proclaims God's grace to all
A primer on postmodernism by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the academy to pop culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture
Essentials of Christian theology( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting two dialoguing essays on each of nine foremost theological questions, William Placher has provided an introductory reader in theology, giving a discussion of the history and current state of each doctrinal issue, he allows the essays to explore and raise questions about their key elements - and the contemporary issues confronting them."--Jacket
20th Century theology : God & the world in a transitional age by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theological Garden of the Twentieth century is a variegated spectacle of blooms - more so perhaps than any previous Christian century. As the century approaches its close, the time is right for surveying, describing, evaluating, and even projecting what seeds might germinate, grow and blossom in the soil of a new millennium. Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson have written a sympathetic guide and critical assessment of the significant theologians and theologies of the twentieth century. Beginning with the Enlightenment and the foundations of twentieth-century theology in Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel and Ritschl, the giants in twentieth-century theology are then brought up for review: Barth, Bultmann, Brunner, Tillich, Niebuhr, Rahner, Kung, Moltmann and Pannenberg. In addition, the influential movements of radical, process, liberation, Black, feminist, narrative and evangelical theology come under scrutiny and critical evaluation
Reason for hope : the Systematic theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1960's, Wolfhart Pannenberg has been recognized as one of the world's foremost Protestant theologians. Currently writing his magnum opus, a systematic theology in three volumes, Pannenberg intends to develop an ecumenical theology which will carry significance for Christians of all denominations. In this volume Stanley Grenz, who studied under Pannenberg in Munich, brings to the English-speaking audience the fullest available exposition of Pannenberg's developed theology, presented within the context of the debate his ideas have generated
Theology for the community of God by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Korean and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This proven systematic theology represents the very best in evangelical theology. Stanley Grenz presents the traditional themes of Christian doctrine--God, humankind, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things--all within an emphasis on God's central program for creation, namely, the establishment of community. Masterfully blending biblical, historical, and contemporary concerns, Grenz's respected work provides a coherent vision of the faith that is both intellectually satisfying and expressible in Christian living
Created for community : connecting Christian belief with Christian living by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing the God of the Bible in the contemporary world -- The God whom we know -- Our identity as God's creatures -- Our human failure -- Jesus Christ : "God with us"--Jesus' mission in the divine program -- The Holy Spirit : the author of life -- The Holy Spirit and our salvation -- The "pioneer community" -- Participating in the "pioneer community" -- The climax of our story -- God's community : our eternal home
Renewing the center : evangelical theology in a post-theological era by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grenz begins with a historical survey, considering the influence of two major strands within evangelicalism. He goes on to sketch a creative vision for a renewed evangelical theology that faces the intellectual challenges of its time. He further envisions an "evangelical center" through the establishment of a "generous orthodoxy" that enables the church to fulfill its mission in the world."--Jacket
Pocket dictionary of theological terms by Stanley J Grenz( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of over three hundred terms related to the study of theology
The moral quest : foundations of Christian ethics by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the church : a biblical theology of women in ministry by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women in the Church is the first in-depth theological study of one of the day's most bitterly contested issues." "The book carefully considers the biblical, historical and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry. This painstaking work will enlighten people on all sides of the issue, though Stanley Grenz makes no secret of his bold conclusion. "Historical, biblical and theological considerations," he writes, "converge not only in allowing, but also in insisting, that women serve as full partners with men" in the work of the church."--Jacket
Fortress introduction to contemporary theologies by Ed. L Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond foundationalism : shaping theology in a postmodern context by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What role does scripture play in the task of the church? What value do past theological constructs offer today? How does culture affect theological reflection? For that matter, of all the diverse ways Christian belief is expressed, what makes any of them "Christian"?" "In Beyond Foundationalism, Stanley Grenz and John Franke move past the foundationalism of the Enlightenment period to offer a revolutionary method for doing theology in a postmodern age. Writing to both mainline and evangelical traditions, they propose a new method that views theology as arising out of the interplay of the Spirit, which speaks authoritatively through the biblical text; tradition, which provides a historical interpretative framework; and culture, which gives context for constructive theological reflection. This method, they argue, fosters a Christian theology that embodies a Trinitarian structure, utilizes the faith community as the organizing principle or integrative motif, and features an eschatological orientation."--Jacket
Welcoming but not affirming : an evangelical response to homosexuality by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this carefully reasoned and thoroughly researched analysis, Stanley Grenz asks: Are same-sex relationships a viable, God-given way of giving expression to our sexuality? He reviews scientific research, the history of Christian teaching on homosexuality, the issue of biblical authority today, and the practical issues the church now faces, such as blessing of same-sex unions, the ordination of homosexuals, and the church's public stance on gay rights issues. Ultimately he proposes that it is possible for Christian communities to welcome homosexuals without affirming same-sex unions
Rediscovering the triune God : the Trinity in contemporary theology by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theologian Stanley Grenz here tells the story of trinitarian theology in the last century. He analyzes the remarkable ferment in the discipline and discusses key theologians--such as Rahner, Moltmann, Pannenburg, R. Jenson, E. Johnson, LaCugna, Boff, Zizioulas, von Balthasar, and J. Torrance--on such issues as God's inner life versus God's relationship to creation (immanent and economic trinity), social versus psychological analogies for the relationships within God, the relationship between trinity and Christology, the feminist critique of classical categories, and how God's trinitarian life figures in evolution, social justice, and spirituality. Grenz's introduction places this ferment historically in the course of Christian thought from the medieval period to now, while his conclusion sets a future agenda for the doctrine and theology
The social God and the relational self : a trinitarian theology of the imago Dei by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Backus--Puritan and Baptist : his place in history, his thought, and their implications for modern Baptist theology by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prayer : the cry for the kingdom by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisioning evangelical theology : a fresh agenda for the 21st century by Stanley J Grenz( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A primer on postmodernism
Sexual ethics : an Evangelical perspectiveA primer on postmodernismEssentials of Christian theology20th Century theology : God & the world in a transitional ageReason for hope : the Systematic theology of Wolfhart PannenbergTheology for the community of GodCreated for community : connecting Christian belief with Christian livingRenewing the center : evangelical theology in a post-theological era
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Grenz, Stanley

Grenz, Stanley 1950-

Grenz, Stanley 1950-2005

Grenz, Stanley J. (Stanley James), 1950-

Grenz, Stanley James 1950-2005

Stanley Grenz American theologian

Stanley Grenz Amerikaans theoloog (1950-2005)

Stanley Grenz US-amerikanischer Theologe und Ethiker

그렌즈, 스탠리 J. 1950-2005

그렌츠, 스탠리 J. 1950-2005