Apologia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802802859
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/19/1988
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Part I A Dialogue
1 An Introduction 3
A Conversation Reported 4
Some Results and Implications 7
Early Objections Acknowledged 11
2 Our Context 15
Liberal? 16
Modern? 17
Neo-orthodox? 19
Ecumenical? 20
Realist? 23
Biblical? 26
3 Texts and Contexts 29
From Text to Context 30
The Context as Text 33
From Context to Text 38
4 Affirmations and Translations 43
Minimalist Affirmations 43
So Long, Sola Scriptura 50
Translation Transforms 53
A General Pattern? 56
Where Are We? 61
Part II Wider Discussions
5 Consultations and Globalization 67
On Community Engagement 68
On Global Solidarity 73
Toward Globalization 77
Unresolved Issues 78
6 Praxis and Solidarity 84
The Advocates of Praxis 85
The Roots of Praxis 88
Praxis Baptized 91
Does Praxis Mean Orthopraxis? 95
Is Orthopraxis True and Just? 98
Praxis Requires Theoria 103
7 Poesis and Contextuality 106
Models of Contextualization 107
On Reading Contexts 109
The Science of Cultural Contexts 112
Catholicity Forsaken? 114
Doctrine as a Cultural-Linguistic System 119
8 Theoria and Phenomenology 123
The Loss of Integrity 123
Toward Belief-Full Knowledge 127
Dissatisfactions 129
Schleiermacher Still? 132
Part III A Proposal
9 Apologia 139
What Is Missing? 141
Is Religion Really Important? 145
Can Theology Judge Religions? 148
Warranted Wisdom 152
Grounded Scientia 156
Cosmopolitan Apologetics 159
10 Orthodoxy? 162
What's at Stake? 163
Four Doctrines 169
A Review 182
11 Praxiology? 184
The Foundations of Praxis 185
Three Marks of Justice 202
12 Doxology 209
In Praise of Reason 210
A Humble Confidence 214
The Future of the Fields 217
Appendix 1 A Response to Apologia, with Special Reference to Problems of Text and Context 223
Appendix 2 A Response to Apologia, with Special Reference to the Seminary as a Faith Community 230
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