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The Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason

, 2014
ISBN: 9780567313713


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This book brings together a set of related studies on the nature of Scripture and Christian theology by one of the most prominent representatives of Protestant theology of our time. After a brief introduction to the setting of the book and its major themes, the first part of the volume examines topics on the nature and interpretation of Scripture. A comprehensive proposal about Scripture and its interpretation is followed by a study of Scripture as the embassy of the risen Christ and by three related chapters analyzing the ways in which major modern theologians (Barth, T. F. Torrance, and Rowan Williams) have understood the nature and interpretation of the Bible. The second part of the volume makes a cumulative proposal about the nature and tasks of Christian theology, examining the fundamental principles of systematic theology, the distinctive role and scope of reason in Christian theology, the relation of theology to the humanities, and the vocation of theology to promote the peace of the church.

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  • Discusses the nature of Scripture and Christian theology
  • Studies Scripture as the embassy of the risen Christ
  • Analyzes the ways in which major theologians have understood the nature of the Bible
  • The Domain of the Word
  • Resurrection and Scripture
  • Illumination
  • Witness to the Word: Karl Barth’s Lectures on the Gospel of John
  • Verbum mirificum: T.F. Torrance on Scripture and Hermeneutics
  • Biblical Reasoning
  • Principles of Systematic Theology
  • Theology and the Peace of the Church
  • Regina artium: Theology and the Humanities
  • Curiosity
In ten elegantly crafted and precisely written chapters on Scripture and theological reason, John Webster shows himself to be the master of the domain he surveys and serves—and of which he is arguably the prime English-speaking minister. Taken together, these essays represent a bracing manifesto and compelling model of how to do theology with care, competence, and good cheer by situating one’s thought in the broader sphere of the triune God’s loving address. May its domain (of readers) increase!

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Blanchard Professor of Theology, Wheaton College and Graduate School

John Webster is a dogmatic theologian in the classic sense: he is seeking God’s face. Knowing in faith that God has lovingly addressed us in the Scriptures, he seeks this loving God therein, trusting in the light that shines from the risen Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit. Disarmingly modest, wonderfully clear, and always attentive to the human weakness and repentance that accompany theological speech, Webster gives us a taste of the joy that is to be had in knowing and loving the triune God through his Scriptures.

Matthew Levering, professor of theology, University of Dayton

  • Title: The Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason
  • Author: John Webster
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Theology; Philosophical theology
  • ISBN: 9780567313713
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T18:27:39Z
John Webster

John Webster (1955–2016) was a distinguished British theologian who was strongly influenced by Karl Barth and a member of the Anglican Communion. He began his career as chaplain and tutor St. John‘s College, Durham University and the became Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, following Rowan Williams. During his time at Oxford he also served as canon of Christ Church. In 2003, he became the Chair of Systematic Theology at King‘s College, University of Aberdeen.

Working with Colin Gunton, Webster cofounded the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and served as an editorial board member International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church and the Scottish Journal of Theology, and coedited the Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology.  He authored several other books including Confronted by Grace: Mediatations of a Theologian,  Karl Barth, Confessing God, Holiness, Word and Church, and Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason.


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