Category Donald Bloesch

Mysterium Tremendum et Fascinans: God’s Triune Love in Christ Even Reaches into Hell

God loves you so utterly and completely that he has given himself for you in Jesus Christ his beloved Son, and has thereby pledged his very being as God for your salvation. In Jesus Christ God has actualised his unconditional love for you in your human nature in such a once for all way, that he […]

The Vicarious Faith Ethic

This post is intended to highlight something of a lacuna in my own research and personal development over the last many years; that is in the discipline of Christian ethics. I have somewhat been neglecting this area, as far as my readings go, and so I have been reliant upon my exposure to ethics (as […]

For Your Advent Reading and Consideration: Bloesch on Jesus and the Incarnation

I have been really trying to read christological things this month, primarily because of Advent season, and also because I always like to try and read christological things (including the Bible) 😉 . And so in this vain let me offer you a quote from evangelical theologian, Donald Bloesch. He is a good mix of […]

Comparing Calvin & Barth on Election: Bloesch

*Repost on John Calvin number two.  Donald Bloesch writes: It is interesting to compare Calvin and Barth on this subject. Calvin too sees Christ as the Mediator even before his condescension in human form. He too sees Jesus Christ as containing within himself everything that will be ours in a future redemption. He too believes […]

EC Election and Donald Bloesch, Very Similar in Orientation

**Repost, this post represents kind of a stepping stone to where I’ve come in my current understanding of election and predestination; my current view has certainly been sharpened as I’ve interacted with TF Torrance, and by the help that Myk Habets has offered through some of his essays and most recently published book on “Theosis […]

Re-thinking Election, In "Evangelical Calvinist" ways

I am going to provide three posts in a row on Karl Barth’s view of election; all three are second hand commentary, either describing his view, and/or synthesizing his view with a little critique thrown in for good measure. Here at TEC, I am an advocate for Barth’s framing of election (but not without some […]

Comparing Karl Barth and John Calvin, On Election

Donald Bloesch says: It is interesting to compare Calvin and Barth on this subject. Calvin too sees Christ as the Mediator even before his condescension in human form. He too sees Jesus Christ as containing within himself everything that will be ours in a future redemption. He too believes that Christ had accomplished everything necessary […]