New PDF release: 1 John: On Docetism and Resurrection

By L. Daniel Cantey Jr.

What if heresy had grown in the church, maturing secretly over greater than a millennium, operating in poor health less than the canopy of correct trust and worship? This startling and provocative publication argues that the traditional heresy of Docetism, reappearing in a sort resonant with its unique denial of Christ's physique, has introduced the Western church to its present kingdom of disrepair. Docetism has irreparably fractured Western Christendom, decreasing the church to a tangled mass of denominations and sects, whereas additionally infecting the process Western society past the ecclesia. Progressing from an ontological starting place orientated towards the dissolution of shape, Docetism has led peoples confident in their march towards harmony into ever deepening alienation. even though it has repercussions for theological anthropology, this ontological starting place has its profoundest implications for the doctrine of God. the answer to Docetism, as proposed by way of the writer, starts off with a idea of the Trinity grounded within the tenets of biblical knowledge and explicated when it comes to the family of beginning among the divine persons.

"Cantey bargains a right away problem to Christians who would look evenly at the divisions that have marked the Church all through its history. Arguing from an avowedly Orthodox point of view on background, the modern Church, and the ebook of First John, Cantey challenges Christians to think about the matter of disunity as one of those 'New Docetism.' Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant believers alike will locate Cantey's ebook insightful, confrontational, and provocative."
--Matthew Lynch, Dean of stories, Lecturer in previous testomony, Westminster Theological Centre

"If the Holy Spirit gathers the physique of Christ in solidarity, as Israel hearing our God is One and loving thy God with your entire middle create team spirit of individuals and self at one with God within the Covenant, then what are we to make of department within the Western Church? 1 John offers a profoundly unsettling and not easy resolution to this question."
--Steven M. Tipton, writer of Public Pulpits and The existence to Come

"In this difficult publication, Cantey reminds us that lack of cohesion is a risk to the church in addition to the state. His energetic demand a renewed appreciation of the physique of Christ will hassle a few readers, yet his championing of ecclesial unity and repair to God and neighbor may help supply a corrective for the fragmented glossy city."
--Timothy P. Jackson, Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler college of Theology, Emory University

L. Daniel Cantey Jr. teaches faith and philosophy at Bethel college in McKenzie, Tennessee. He earned his doctorate at Emory college and his master's in theology from Yale Divinity university. sooner than graduate examine he served as an officer within the US military, together with participation within the invasion of Iraq (2003). Mr. Cantey switched over to jap Orthodoxy from Protestantism in 2013.

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