Balthasar Hubmaier's Doctrine of Salvation in Dynamic and Relational Perspective

By ChangKyu Kim

Foreword by Stuart Murray Williams

Balthasar Hubmaier's Doctrine of Salvation in Dynamic and Relational Perspective

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  • Pages: 226
  • Publication Date: 8/12/2013
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Balthasar Hubmaier's Doctrine of Salvation in Dynamic and Relational Perspective

By ChangKyu Kim

Foreword by Stuart Murray Williams

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  • ISBN: 9781620321195
  • Pages: 226
  • Publication Date: 8/12/2013
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
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  • ISBN: 9781620321195
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 8/12/2013
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About-

This book aims to explore the meaning of salvation in Balthasar Hubmaier's theology. Previous research has tended to explain and evaluate his theology by locating his identity among contemporary Anabaptists. Moreover, Hubmaier's theology has been variously labeled as Catholic Anabaptist, Magisterial Anabaptist, or as a bridge between the Radical and Magisterial branches of the Reformation. These approaches to Hubmaier's theology essentially depend on a static and transactional perspective where the result comes from the cause. Such an approach cannot fully explain the distinctive features of Hubmaier's theology, because his theology had multiple rather than single influences. To understand Hubmaier's theology, we need to focus on his motive and purpose in writing rather than external influences. This volume attempts to explore a new understanding of Hubmaier's theology reflecting a necessary change in our paradigmatic methodologies. This fresh perspective helps us see that Hubmaier's theology was not static and transactional but dynamic and relational. As Hubmaier's main purpose was to give readers a proper understanding of soteriology, his writings were written from this perspective, concentrating on salvation. This volume aims to enable the reader to access this unique understanding of soteriology by examining his primary texts in three categories: free will, baptism, and the Lord's Supper. To understand Hubmaier's theology through a new methodology leads us to rethink the meaning of salvation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In this groundbreaking study Kim has examined in detail the theology and practice of an important Reformation thinker, and has shown not only something of the historic context and meaning, but, more significantly, the relevance of this thinking for the church today. Believers in all sorts of contexts can be grateful to Kim for a fresh approach and new resources for reflection on discipleship and being the church."
--Ruth Gouldbourne, Co-minister, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

"Interpreting soteriology as the key component to Hubmaier's theology, Kim frames Hubmaier's concern for salvation around his other theological themes. Kim emphasizes that Hubmaier's distinctive articulation of faith and free will is inextricably tied to his sacramental theology. Rebuffing previous studies that rendered Hubmaier an unoriginal theologian, Kim argues for Hubmaier to be studied for his own unique theologizing. This book will be a helpful addition to complement the growing interest in Anabaptism's best early theologian."
--Brian C. Brewer, Truett Seminary, Baylor University

Contributors-

ChangKyu Kim
Stuart Murray Williams

Bio(s)-

Changkyu Kim is Senior Lecturer at Msalato Theological College, St. John's University of Tanzania, in Dodoma, Tanzania. He is married to Sora Lee.

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