The author of this volume teaches at California Lutheran College, and the chapters represent lectures delivered at the...

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THE SATANWARD VIEW: A Study in Pauline Theology

The author of this volume teaches at California Lutheran College, and the chapters represent lectures delivered at the Pacific Lutheran Seminary in 1964. The work is intended to be ""descriptive theology,"" and the author's purpose is to try to show what the themes and concepts of the New Testament meant to the people of New Testament times. Against those who argue for fundamental differences between Jesus and Paul, the writer finds them united by the two themes of eschatology and demonology. Both are engaged in an attack on Satan. He develops his theme in chapters headed: The Godward and the Satanward View; Paul's Conversion and Missionary Labors; Paul's View of Sin and Man; Paul's View of the Church, the New Creation, and Salvation; Paul's View of the Body of Christ, Baptism, and the Holy Spirit; Christology, the Delay of the End; and finally, A Study of Demythologizing-- in which the author undertakes a refutation of the thought of Bultmann. The loss of the ""Satanward"" view--of a belief in the reality of Satan and demonic powers has led, in the author's view, to our present crippling of faith. For students and scholars, principally of Lutheran persuasion.

Pub Date: March 14, 1966

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Publisher: Westminster

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966