Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ

Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ

J. Todd Billings / Aug 21, 2019

Calvin Participation and the Gift The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ Is the God of Calvin a fountain of blessing or a forceful tyrant Is Calvin s view of God coercive leaving no place for the human qua human in redemption These are perennial questions about Calvin s

  • Title: Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ
  • Author: J. Todd Billings
  • ISBN: 9780199211876
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Is the God of Calvin a fountain of blessing, or a forceful tyrant Is Calvin s view of God coercive, leaving no place for the human qua human in redemption These are perennial questions about Calvin s theology which have been given new life by Gift theologians such as John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Stephen Webb J Todd Billings addresses these questions by exploring CalIs the God of Calvin a fountain of blessing, or a forceful tyrant Is Calvin s view of God coercive, leaving no place for the human qua human in redemption These are perennial questions about Calvin s theology which have been given new life by Gift theologians such as John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Stephen Webb J Todd Billings addresses these questions by exploring Calvin s theology of participation in Christ He argues that Calvin s theology of participation gives a positive place to the human, such that grace fulfills rather than destroys nature, affirming a differentiated union of God and humanity in creation and redemption Calvin s trinitarian theology extends to his view of prayer, sacraments, the law, and the ecclesial and civil orders In light of Calvin s doctrine of participation, Billings reframes the critiques of Calvin in the Gift discussion and opens up new possibilities for contemporary theology, ecumenical theology, and Calvin scholarship as well.

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      • J. Todd Billings

        J Todd Billings ThD, Harvard University Divinity School is Gordon H Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America He is the author of several books, including the Christianity Today Book Award Winner Union with Christ and Calvin, Participation, and the Gift, winner of a 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.


    596 Comments

    1. Много добра - задълбочена, ясна и разбираемо написана въпреки сложната тема. Предметът със сигурност няма да е интересен (и понятен) за повечето хора, но за останалите е задължителна . Това е третата книга на Билингс, която чета и нито една не ме е оставила разочарован.


    2. A good analysis of CalvinA good analysis of much of Calvin's thoughts regarding participation. This is not a 100 level book though. My rating is less a reflection of Calvin's thought and more of the quality of Billing's work.


    3. Billings (who I interviewed on his book The Word of God for the People of God) does an admiral job of interacting with a wide variety of Calvin's works to argue against voices (such as Milbank, Ward, Oliver, & Pickstock) who seem to view Calvin as inherently un-catholic and deficient with respect to his theologies of gift and participation. It isn't clear to me that Billings succeeds in highlighting a sort of humanism within Calvin's thought (though that isn't really what he's trying to do) [...]


    4. In his award winning first book, J. Todd Billings explores the relationship between God's gift of salvation and the activity of believers. In conversation with the 'Gift theologians' who have consistently maligned Calvin as someone unable to account for any meaningful action on the part of the believer, Billings shows that Calvin's doctrine of participation avoids false dichotomies and expresses God's empowerment of believers for a life of gratitude and service. This book moves at a high level, [...]


    5. This is a really nice book that offers an account of Calvin's theology of participation. Against those who read Calvin's view of God as a tyrant and humans as robots, Billings explores Calvin's richly textured themes of adoption, participation, and engrafting and shows that Calvin's is not a God who despotically controls life but as gracious Father that restores it.


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