"[By] The Primate's Theological Commission Anglican Church of Canada".
At head of title: Wrestling with God : Book 1
The first in a series of theological workbooks from the Primate's Theological Commission which was established in 1995. The Commission is composed of ten persons and chaired by Bishop Victoria Matthews.
Includes bibliography (p. 106-107) and index.
"The editing of the statements and conversations in this volume was undertaken by the Rev. Dr. Joanne McWilliam". -- Preface.
Contents: Foreword / Michael Peers -- Preface / Victoria Matthews -- Welcome to the Discussion -- Revelation -- Nature and Culture -- Authority -- Ways to Use this Book -- Ancient Creeds -- Articles of Religion -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index of Explanatory Notes.
Contents of Revelation section: Key Questions -- 1. The truth about God / Robert Crouse -- 2. God initiates revelation / David Reed -- 3. God cannot be "captured" / Joanne McWilliam -- 4. An unveiling of the truth / Barbara Liotscos -- 5. Revelation in the spiritual journey / Laverne Jacobs -- 6. The revealed word in human form / Hanna Kassis -- 7. Encounter with the divine reveals / Christopher Lind -- 8. God in events and words / Murdith McLean -- 9. Revelation is the unveiling of God / Edith Humphrey.
Contents of Nature and Culture section: Key Questions -- 1. Revelation in the natural order / Edith Humphrey -- 2. Nature illuminates God / Laverne Jacob -- 3. Essential meaning and cultural content / Hanna Kassis -- 4. The medium of culture / Joanne McWilliam -- 5. The gospel within culture / David Reed -- 6. Understanding shaped by tradition / Edith Humphrey -- 7. Revelation clothed in culture / Robert Crouse -- 8. Engagement with culture / Christopher Lind -- 9. The multi-cultural context / Victoria Matthews -- 10. Inclusive language for God / Edith Humphrey, Christopher Lind -- 11. European and Aboriginal culture / Laverne Jacob -- 12. A response to suffering / Eileen Scully.
Contents of Authority section: Key Questions -- 1. Scripture, tradition and reason / Robert Crouse -- 2. Scripture is the standard / David Reed -- 3. Experience as an authority / Christopher Lind -- 4. The authority of the Spirit / Laverne Jacobs -- 5. Understanding through dialogue / Victoria Matthews -- 6. Authentic intellectual inquiry / Eileen Scully -- 7. Authority of classical texts / Christopher Lind, Hanna Kassis, Joanne McWilliam -- 8. Women writers of classical texts / Robert Crouse -- 9. Authority in action / Christopher Lind.
Accompanied by a video companion piece. "From the videotaping of the Sorrento course [in July 2000] and subsequent interviews with members of the Commission, Via Media Productions produced the video that is the companion piece to this and other print resources of the Commission's work being published by ABC Publishing". -- Preface. [OTCH does not have copy of video.]
Wrestling with God ; bk. 1
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Theological Commission
Wrestling with God
Matthews, Victoria, 1954-
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-2023
Crouse, Robert D. (Robert Darwin), 1930-2011
Humphrey, Edith M. (Edith McEwan), 1954-
Jacobs, Laverne V.B. (Laverne Valentino Burton), 1942-