Character of Theology, The: An Introduction to Its Nature, Task, and Purpose

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Theology done in today's context is strikingly different from past evangelical approaches. In this new project John Franke, writing with our postmodern world in mind, reflects these directions. He offers an introduction to theology that covers the usual territory, but does so attuned to today's ecclesial and cultural context.

In contradistinction to more traditional works, ...

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Overview

Theology done in today's context is strikingly different from past evangelical approaches. In this new project John Franke, writing with our postmodern world in mind, reflects these directions. He offers an introduction to theology that covers the usual territory, but does so attuned to today's ecclesial and cultural context.

In contradistinction to more traditional works, Franke:

- critiques traditional evangelical theological conceptions
- emphasizes the "local" nature of theology
- engages the postmodern context
- contrasts conservative and postconservative approaches
- interacts with the broader faith community

Sure to provoke intense discussion, The Character of Theology will help Christians to be faithful in a world in which the spiritual and intellectual landscape is ever changing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801026416
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 1,052,636
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. Franke (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is associate professor of theology and chair of the faculty at Biblical Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context and editor of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series.

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Table of Contents

1 Doing theology today 13
2 The subject of theology 45
3 The nature of theology 83
4 The task of theology 119
5 The purpose of theology 165
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