L. Daniel Cantey Jr.'s 1 John: On Docetism and Resurrection PDF

By L. Daniel Cantey Jr.

ISBN-10: 1532604181

ISBN-13: 9781532604188

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ISBN-13: 9781532604201

What if heresy had grown in the church, maturing secretly over greater than a millennium, operating in poor health less than the canopy of correct trust and worship? This startling and provocative ebook argues that the traditional heresy of Docetism, reappearing in a kind resonant with its unique denial of Christ's physique, has introduced the Western church to its present nation of disrepair. Docetism has irreparably fractured Western Christendom, lowering the church to a tangled mass of denominations and sects, whereas additionally infecting the process Western society past the ecclesia. Progressing from an ontological starting place orientated towards the dissolution of shape, Docetism has led peoples confident in their march towards harmony into ever deepening alienation. even though it has repercussions for theological anthropology, this ontological starting place has its profoundest implications for the doctrine of God. the answer to Docetism, as proposed via the writer, starts off with a concept of the Trinity grounded within the tenets of biblical knowledge and explicated by way of the kinfolk of beginning among the divine persons.

"Cantey bargains an immediate problem to Christians who would look flippantly at the divisions that have marked the Church all through its history. Arguing from an avowedly Orthodox standpoint on historical past, the modern Church, and the booklet of First John, Cantey challenges Christians to think about the matter of disunity as one of those 'New Docetism.' Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant believers alike will locate Cantey's booklet insightful, confrontational, and provocative."
--Matthew Lynch, Dean of reports, Lecturer in previous testomony, Westminster Theological Centre

"If the Holy Spirit gathers the physique of Christ in solidarity, as Israel hearing our God is One and loving thy God with your whole center create solidarity of individuals and self at one with God within the Covenant, then what are we to make of department within the Western Church? 1 John offers a profoundly unsettling and difficult solution to this question."
--Steven M. Tipton, writer of Public Pulpits and The existence to Come

"In this hard ebook, Cantey reminds us that lack of harmony is a probability to the church in addition to the state. His lively demand a renewed appreciation of the physique of Christ will hassle a few readers, yet his championing of ecclesial team spirit and repair to God and neighbor can assist supply a corrective for the fragmented smooth city."
--Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler institution of Theology, Emory University

L. Daniel Cantey Jr. teaches faith and philosophy at Bethel collage in McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned his doctorate at Emory college and his master's in theology from Yale Divinity institution. sooner than graduate examine he served as an officer within the US military, together with participation within the invasion of Iraq (2003). Mr. Cantey switched over to japanese Orthodoxy from Protestantism in 2013.

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