Item description for Participating in God: A Pastoral Doctrine of the Trinity by Paul S. Fiddes...
Overview Seeks to develop an image of God which is appropriate to the demands of experience in the pastor care for others. Explores the way in which pastoral care shapes our doctrine of God, and how faith in the triune God shapes the practice of pastoral care.
In "Participating in God," Paul Fiddes seeks to develop an image of God that is both appropriate to the demands of pastoral care and firmly grounded in the revelation of God. He explores the way in which pastoral care shapes our doctrine of God and how faith in the triune God in turn shapes the practice of pastoral care. Fiddes elaborates on the Trinitarian context for the pastoral acts of intercessory prayer, suffering, granting forgiveness, the facing of death, the exercising of spiritual gifts, and the sacraments.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664223354 ISBN13 9780664223359
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More About Paul S. Fiddes
Paul S. Fiddes is Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford. He was Principal of Regent s Park College, Oxford (1989-2007), a Baptist foundation, and has been Chair of the Doctrine and Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He is the author of "Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology" (2003) and "Seeing the World and Knowing God: Israelite Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-modern Context" (2013).
Brian Haymes was Principal of Northern Baptist College, Manchester (1985-94), Principal of Bristol Baptist College (1994-2000), and President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. He is active in retirement in writing and preaching. He is the author of "The Concept of the Knowledge of God" (1988) and coauthor of "On Being the Church" (2008).
Richard Kidd was Principal of Northern Baptist College, Manchester (1994-2009) and Co-Principal of Northern Baptist Learning Community (2009-2012). His life at present includes voluntary work with the Baptist Missionary Society in India. He is coauthor of "God and the Art of Seeing" (2003) and editor of "Something to Declare: A Study of the Declaration of Principle of the Baptist Union of Great Britain" (1996).
All three authors are ordained ministers of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and have been friends for more than thirty years."
Paul S. Fiddes has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford Regent's Park College University of Oxford Univer.
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Essential reading for pastors Apr 8, 2005
Fiddes attempts in this book to articulate a doctrine of God that is useful for pastoral concerns. He does an excellent job. According to Fiddes, God is defined by as the movement of Trinitarian relationships. As Christians, we are called to particpate in the Triune life of God. We do so through such practices as prayer, worship, baptism, and Eucharist. We come to know God as movement of relationship through particpation. The book is divided into two sections. The first is an articulation of the doctrine of God in the terms Fiddes sets out. The second is an expansion of that doctrine into other aspects of the Christian experience, such as prayer, forgiveness, and the sacraments.
This book is extremely well put together. Though I am not sure an understanding of God as relationships would supply answers to all metaphysical questions, Fiddes does not intend to describe "the god of the philosophers." I would recommend this book for those who are interested in the Trinity and all pastors.