BN.com Gift Guide

Doing Contextual Theology

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $130.31
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $130.31   
  • New (1) from $224.10   
  • Used (1) from $130.31   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$224.10
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(920)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Christian theology, like all forms of knowledge, thinking, and practice, arises from and is influenced by the context in which it is done. In Doing Contextual Theology, Angie Pears demonstrates the radically contextual nature of Christian theology by focusing on different forms of liberation theology:

Latin American liberation theologies

Black theologies

Feminist informed theologies

Sexual theologies

Body theologies.

Pears analyses how each of these asserts a clear and persistent link to the Christian tradition whilst employing often radical approaches to many aspects of Christian belief, practice, and organization. This book explores the relationship between local, contextual, experiential-based theologies and the Christian tradition.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Angie Pears offers a wide-ranging and marvelous survey of contextual theologies, particularly those that are committed to liberating thinking and acting. Her interpretations are accurate and generous. She asks the right questions and offers wise answers. Her work does what the best of syntheses do: it takes us to a new place.' Stephen Bevans, Catholic Theological Union, USA

'Written with crystal clarity Angie Pears has provided an accessible, detailed and critical study of contemporary contextual theologies. This book will be an essential text for both students and tutors seeking to understand both the appeal and limitations of contextual theologies. I hope too that contextual theologians will find pause for thought in some of the questions Pears raises about the nature of these theologies.'- Elizabeth Stuart, University of Winchester, UK

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415417044
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 The contextual nature of theology 7

What does it mean to speak of Christian theology as contextual? 8

Robert Schreiter: Constructing Local Theologies 10

Stephen Bevans: Models of Contextual Theology 20

Bevans' proposals of the use of models 23

Translation model 24

Anthropological model 25

Praxis model 26

Synthetic model 28

Transcendental model 28

Countercultural model 30

The Blackwell Reader in Pastoral and Practical Theology - differentiating between and comparing contextual theology and practical theology 31

Emmanuel Lartey 'Practical Theology as a Theological Form' 38

Edward Farley 'Interpreting Situations: An Inquiry into the Nature of Practical Theology' 40

Sigurd Bergmann: God in Context: A Survey of Contextual Theology 41

Conclusion 49

2 Starting from base: The roots of contemporary liberation theology in Latin America 50

Pedagogy of the oppressed 50

Latin American liberation theologies 53

Historical overview - setting the context for theological revolution 53

Latin America in the 1950s and 1960s 59

The Second Vatican Council 61

MedellĂ­n 63

The liberation theology of Gustavo Gutierrez 64

Ecclesial base communities 76

Liberation theology as contextual theology 76

3 Gender matters: Feminist informed theologies 79

Early Christian feminist encounters 80

Reforming Christianity 88

Feminist informed theologies by 1979 94

The diversification of feminist informed theologies 96

Context, experience and feminist informed theologies 96

Feminist informed Christian theologies in the early 2000s 100

Feminist informed theologies as contextual theologies ofliberation 106

4 Further contexts of liberation 110

The multiplicity of liberation theologies 110

Black theologies 111

Body theologies, sexual theologies and queer theologies 117

Indecent theology 123

Promises and failures of liberation theologies as contextual theologies 131

5 Postcolonial theologies 133

Origins and background to postcolonial theory 133

What is postcolonial theory? 135

Postcolonialism and theological discourse and action 143

Postcolonial theory and biblical studies 143

Shifts towards postcolonial discourses in biblical studies 145

Postcolonial theology from the colonies 163

Postcolonial theology as contextual theology 164

6 Contextuaiity in critical perspective 166

All theology is contextual 168

Preference in theology 168

Narrow understandings of context 170

Fluidity and reflexivity: The challenge to liberation theologies 171

Contextuaiity, tradition and identity 173

Conclusion 178

Bibliography 180

Index 186

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Lexi

    Agreed

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Poof

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Food and drinks

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)