By Henry L, Dr Novello
A key guiding principle of Christian religion is that the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a different demise in which the powers of dying on this planet were conquered, in order that Christian existence within the Spirit is marked via the promise and wish of 'new existence' already expected locally of baptized believers. though this uncomplicated guideline concerning the Christian existence as a participation within the redemptive dying of Jesus Christ, theology some time past, in addition to a lot modern theology, has a tendency to assign no salvific value to the development of our personal dying, focusing in its place on demise in unfavorable phrases because the wages of sin. This paintings is an important retort to theological overlook, either Catholic and Protestant, of the confident and transformative element of our dying while conceived as a demise into the redemptive dying of Jesus Christ.
The improvement of Henry L. Novello's proposed theology of dying occurs in dialog with the pre-eminent modern members to this box of theological inquiry. by means of providing finished reviews of Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Karl Barth, Eberhard Jüngel and Jürgen Moltmann, Novello painstakingly items jointly a favorable construal of loss of life as salvific and transformative. what's in particular specified approximately Novello's paintings is that he develops the assumption of demise as a sharing within the 'admirable alternate of natures' within the individual of Jesus Christ, from which emerges his thought of resurrection at loss of life for all. The succeed in of the paintings is prolonged via exploring a few pastoral and liturgical implications of a theology of dying conceived because the privileged second for the actualization of God's grace in Jesus Christ, and therefore being created anew within the energy of the Spirit.
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Death as Transformation: A Contemporary Theology of Death by Henry L, Dr Novello