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by Donald G. Bloesch

Battle for the Trinity: The Debate over Inclusive God-Language download ebook
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Donald G. Bloesch
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Servant Pubns (July 1, 1985)
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I do enjoy reading Bloesch, and I do enjoy reading books that defend the Trinity

I do enjoy reading Bloesch, and I do enjoy reading books that defend the Trinity. So probably not a big surprise that I enjoyed this book. Bloesch (b. 1928) was from 1957 until his retirement in 1992 professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa; he has written other books such as Essentials of Evangelical Theology Volume 1: God, Authority, & Salvation and Is the Bible Sexist?.

Donald George Bloesch (1928–2010) was an American evangelical theologian. Freedom for Obedience: Evangelical Ethics in Contemporary Times, 1987.

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Bloesch's pietistic background and personal spiritual life lay at the heart of understanding .

Bloesch's pietistic background and personal spiritual life lay at the heart of understanding his theology and how Christianity is to continue into the future. In his view, much of American Protestantism has entrenched itself into narrow definitions of doctrine which omit, exclude and even prohibit the mystical element as the governing element of the faith (. the action of the Holy Spirit). Essentials of Evangelical Theology, Volume 1: God, Authority and Salvation, 1978 ISBN 006060798X.

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The Future of Evangelical Christianity: a Call for Unity Amid Diversity, 1988. The Struggle of Prayer, 1988. Reinhold Niebuhr's Re-evaluation of the Apologetic Task (unknown date). Spirituality Old & New", 2007.

Bloesch contends that how we speak about God embodies the very core of Christianity and how we ultimately understand the biblical and historical meaning of the Trinity itself.

Dr. Bloesch tackles the controversial issues surrounding the questions of God-language and their potential as one of the most divisive issues facing the church in the twentieth century. Bloesch contends that how we speak about God embodies the very core of Christianity and how we ultimately understand the biblical and historical meaning of the Trinity itself.
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  • Skyway
I do enjoy reading Bloesch, and I do enjoy reading books that defend the Trinity. So probably not a big surprise that I enjoyed this book.

I appreciated that the Author correctly (in my opinion) separated the inclusive language use in modern Scripture Translation between "God Language" and general situations. I don't have any problem with Paul addressing "Brothers and Sisters" rather than "Brothers", for example, but I struggle to see good arguments for references to God as "Father", being changed to "Mother" or "Parent". This book is only dealing with the proposal of inclusive language when it comes to referring to God, and in particular to the persons of the Trinity.

The Author does not ignore the various Feminine aspects of God throughout Scripture, nor does he try to argue that God is male. Rather that God has revealed himself using these masculine terms, whilst incorporating the feminine aspects of his nature. Not surprisingly, the Author does a better job at this then I do in my summary.

Examination of various proposals and arguments from Feminist Quarters, as well as from Process Theology are well handled, and gave me much to think about. The Author's examination of the German Christians during the rise and rule of National Socialism was quite enlightening. I think his warning to the Evangelical Church of the 21st Century is quite valid, and he carefully avoids falling into either a "conspiracy theory" approach, nor into "throwing the baby out with the bath water" approach.

Even if we disagree with the Author's analysis of various groups, or with his conclusions, I believe he does raise many good issues for us to think about.
  • Nakora
Donald G. Bloesch (b. 1928) was from 1957 until his retirement in 1992 professor of theology at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa; he has written other books such as Essentials of Evangelical Theology Volume 1: God, Authority, & Salvation and Is the Bible Sexist?.

He wrote in the Preface to this 1985 book, "My purpose is not to give a systematic exposition of the Trnity, but instead to show how the resymbolization of the language of faith decisively alters the way in which God and the world are conceived... the debate on religious language has far-reaching implications for the understanding of the person and work of Jesus Christ. This book should be seen... as a warning against current attempts ... to alter the traditional language of faith."

He states that the church constitutes "the feminine dimension of the sacred." In the Bible, Israel is portrayed as the "wife" of God, even as the church is called the "bride of Christ." Nevertheless, he notes that even feminist theologians "reluctantly acknowledge" that the language about God in the Bible is "overwhelmingly masculine." (Pg. 33) He points out that although God is said to be LIKE a mother, in the canonical (i.e., non-apocryphal) Scriptures he is never CALLED "mother." (Pg. 34)

He acknowledges the "feminine dimension of the Son," which is located in the Godhead itself, as the Son is equated with Wisdom, who is feminine in relation to the Father as his helpmate in creation, and who exercises a motherly and sisterly role in relation to the people of God. (Pg. 50)

Although there are lots of more recent books on the subject, this book by a noteworthy theologian is still of interest to anyone studying the matter of inclusive language.