In this book, Adele Reinhartz argues that the Gospel of John is a rhetorical work that aims to persuade its audience not only to believe in Jesus but also to separate themselves from the Jews. This program accounts for the Gospel's pervasive Jewishness as well as its anti-Jewish statements.
Hermann Beckhs masterful study of Marks Gospel offers much more than scholarly argument. It is the work of a true visionary who allows his readers to discover the meaning of the Earth and of humanity for themselves.
The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: Processions and Persons
Katherine Sonderegger follows her monumental volume on the doctrine of God with this second volume of her Systematic Theology, which explores the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. In the One God, Trinity speaks of the life, movement, and self-offering of God, who is the eternal procession of goodness and light.
Muslim and Christian scholars examine scripture texts and theological reflections from both traditions, showing that the oneness of God is taken as axiomatic in both, and that affirming God's unity has raised complex theological questions for both. The two faiths are not identical, but what divides them is not the number of gods they believe in.
A title, that begins from the treatise De Deo Uno and develops the dogma of the Trinity as an expression of divine unicity, on which will depend creation, Christology, and ecclesiology. In the end, the transcendent beauty who is God can be known only in worship and praise.