Effective Faith: A Critical Study of the Christology of Juan Luis Segundo

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This study examines the recent work of Latin American liberation theologian Juan Luis Segundo. The author evaluates Segundo's resources in order to develop a more adequate contemporary Christological method. Stone offers to Christian systematic theology new critical interpretations of the significance of Jesus for human liberation today. Contents: INTRODUCTION: The Problem of Method in Contemporary Christology; The Nature and Task of Christology; The Situation in Liberation Theology; PART I. Segundo's ...

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Overview

This study examines the recent work of Latin American liberation theologian Juan Luis Segundo. The author evaluates Segundo's resources in order to develop a more adequate contemporary Christological method. Stone offers to Christian systematic theology new critical interpretations of the significance of Jesus for human liberation today. Contents: INTRODUCTION: The Problem of Method in Contemporary Christology; The Nature and Task of Christology; The Situation in Liberation Theology; PART I. Segundo's Christology; The Dimension of Praxis: Faith and Ideologies; Jesus and History; The Evolutionary 'Key' to Christology; PART II. A Critical Appraisal of Segundo's Christology; Faith, Metaphysics and Praxis; Faith and History; Evolution and 'Effective Faith'; PART III. Toward an Alternative Liberation Christology; Jesus and Evolution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819191069
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/5/1994
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan P. Stone is Associate Professor of Theology at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Problem of Method in Contemporary Christology
Ch. 1 The Nature and Task of Christology 3
Ch. 2 The Situation in Liberation Theology 15
Pt. I Segundo's Christology
Ch. 3 The Dimension of Praxis: Faith and Ideologies 45
Ch. 4 Jesus and History 77
Ch. 5 The Evolutionary "Key" to Christology 97
Pt. II A Critical Appraisal of Segundo's Christology
Ch. 6 Faith, Metaphysics and Praxis 113
Ch. 7 Faith and History 149
Ch. 8 Evolution and "Effective Faith" 163
Pt. III Toward an Alternative Liberation Christology
Ch. 9 Jesus and Evolution 179
Selected Bibliography 199
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