How could it be that the New Testament teaching on God’s energy has remained all but invisible to vast parts of Christianity? What new spiritual and theological possibilities emerge when people embrace this dimension and allow it to shape their daily lives? In this first volume of his Energy Trilogy, Christian A. Schwarz unpacks the New Testament concept of energy, explains its explosive implications for today, and explores factors that made Western Christianity first ignore and then suppress it.
Introduction: The winding road to a lost truth
1. The biblical teaching on God’s energy
— Why you may have never heard about it
2. Enérgeia in the New Testament
— Clearly documented, yet largely undiscovered
3. Energy, evil, demons, and our freedom to decide
— Cognitive system and energy system in conflict
4. The uncreated energy
— The way of the Greek East
5. The divorce of the Greek East and Latin West
— How cultural pride hampers sound theology
6. The scientific view of energy
— Profound insights with spiritual implications
Postscript: Where do we go from here?
Appendix: Overview of the Energy Trilogy
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Christian A. Schwarz is one of the world’s most distinguished thinkers and communicators of the principles of church development. His books have been published in more than 40 languages.