Here’s what’s going on around the theoblogs today:
- Craig Carter and Peter Leithart go back and forth about Yoder and Constantinianism.
- Speaking of Yoder, R.O. Flyer takes a look or two at Yoder’s Christology and the question of the Creeds.
- A Chicagoan weighs in on the row about Obama’s choice of condiments.
- Chris Spinks also takes a look at Michael Gorman’s latest book on Theosis in Paul.
- Michael Bird also points us to a new video from N.T. Wright on his latest book on Justification in Paul.
Gorman offers the following definition of theosis as it applies to the thought of St. Paul:
Theosis is transformative participation in the kenotic, cruciform character and life of God through Spirit-enabled conformity to the incarnate, crucified, and resurrected/glorified Christ, who is the image of God. (p. 125)
The only thing I might tweak here would be to replace “Spirit-enabled” with “Spirit-actualized” or something of that nature. Other than that this seems to be a good definition of theosis, which makes clear that theosis is not about having our human nature changed into divine nature or something like that. Rather it is transformative participation that results in conformitas Christi.
I’ve been waiting for this set since last October. And finally it is here:
I’m delighted with the new edition of the Church Dogmatics. Not withstanding the loss of the prefaces, I still think this edition will be eminently more readable. At least I certainly hope so. Be prepared for a lot of posts on Barth. Because for almost $500, this set is going to get read.
These seriously are the kinds of questions we tend to ruminate on the publishing business.
Oh me oh my…
“People in Africa aren’t dying from too much capitalism but too little. Perhaps you want to blame the French or the Americans. But I assure you they are not ultimately to blame. African collectivism is socialism woven into the fabric of the culture itself, and people remain in their poverty because there is no incentive to produce more than a minimum necessary to survive.”
I think I just threw up a little. In my mouth.