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Routledge Studies in Analytic and Systematic Theology

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Routledge Studies in Analytic and Systematic Theology publishes state-of-the-art monographs and edited volumes of philosophical and systematic theology. The series specifically focuses on manuscripts that exemplify or assess the approach of analytic theology, in part or whole, or otherwise demonstrate clearly articulated and rigorous theological arguments. Its aim is to advance thinking on a range of significant theological issues for students and practitioners of philosophy and theology and/or to recapture and reformulate traditional doctrines for the contemporary world.

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Faith in Certain Terms

Faith in Certain Terms

1st Edition


By Olli-Pekka Vainio
November 10, 2023

This book considers how certainty and faith are related in the Christian faith. It asks: How certain can Christian believers be about their beliefs about God? Should Christians doubt the assurance of their salvation? The chapters provide a historical analysis of both certainty of faith and ...

Identity and Coherence in Christology One Person in Two Natures

Identity and Coherence in Christology: One Person in Two Natures

1st Edition


By Paul S. Scott
September 29, 2023

This book explores a number of closely related logical and metaphysical questions relating to the identity of Jesus Christ. In particular it considers: ‘What does “Jesus Christ” name?’ and ‘How may Jesus Christ be the subject of both divine and human attributes, given their apparent incompatibility...

Paradox and Contradiction in Theology

Paradox and Contradiction in Theology

1st Edition


Edited By Jonathan Rutledge
September 29, 2023

This book explores and expounds upon questions of paradox and contradiction in theology with an emphasis on recent contributions from analytic philosophical theology. It addresses questions such as: What is the place of paradox in theology? Where might different systems of logic (e.g., ...

Theological Perspectives on Free Will Compatibility, Christology, and Community

Theological Perspectives on Free Will: Compatibility, Christology, and Community

1st Edition

Edited By Aku Visala, Olli-Pekka Vainio
July 21, 2023

Free will is a perennial theological and philosophical topic. As a central dogmatic locus, it is implicated in discussions around core Christian doctrines such as grace, salvation, sin, providence, evil, and predestination. This book offers a state-of-the-art look at recent debates about free will ...

Forsaking the Fall Original Sin and the Possibility of a Nonlapsarian Christianity

Forsaking the Fall: Original Sin and the Possibility of a Nonlapsarian Christianity

1st Edition

By Daniel H. Spencer
March 31, 2023

Forsaking the Fall argues along exegetical, theological, and philosophical lines that the doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin need not be understood as integral components of orthodox Christianity. By engaging biblical studies, systematic theology, and analytic philosophy, the book provides a ...

Impeccability and Temptation Understanding Christ’s Divine and Human Will

Impeccability and Temptation: Understanding Christ’s Divine and Human Will

1st Edition

Edited By Johannes Grössl, Klaus von Stosch
January 09, 2023

In Christian theology, the teaching that Christ possessed both a human and divine will is central to the doctrine of two natures, but it also represents a logical paradox, raising questions about how a person can be both impeccable and subject to temptation. This volume explores these questions ...

The Church and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness Mirrors of God

The Church and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness: Mirrors of God

1st Edition

By Derek King
December 30, 2022

This book offers a theological, and more specifically ecclesiological, response to the philosophical problem of divine hiddenness. It engages with philosopher J.L. Schellenberg’s argument on hiddenness and sets out a theologically rich and fresh response, drawing on the ecclesiological thought of ...

Forgiveness and Atonement Christ’s Restorative Sacrifice

Forgiveness and Atonement: Christ’s Restorative Sacrifice

1st Edition

By Jonathan Rutledge
April 01, 2022

This book analyzes the relationship between forgiveness, atonement, and reconciliation from a Christian theological perspective. Drawing on both theological and philosophical literature, it addresses the problem of whether atonement is required for forgiveness and considers important related ...

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