Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century

Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century

by David F. Ford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521847370

ISBN-13: 9780521847377

Pub. Date: 05/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics…  See more details below

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How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics: God, love, scripture, worship, argument, reconciliation, friendship and justice. The contributors practise different disciplines within the field, often in combination, covering theology, philosophy, history, phenomenology, literary studies, hermeneutics, politics, ethics and law. Their specialisms embrace Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indian religions, with particular focus on the field in Europe, the USA and South Africa. Recognising the significance of the religions and of higher education, the book explores what best practice can be adopted to fulfil responsibilities towards academic disciplines, the religions, and the societies of which they are part.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521847377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1The study of religion and the rise of atheism : conflict or confirmation?3
2Doing theology in the university25
3Shaping the field : a transatlantic perspective39
4The study of religion as corrective reading56
5God75
6Love90
7Scripture104
8Worship119
9Argument137
10Reconciliation152
11Friendship167
12Justice182
13Fields of faith : an experiment in the study of theology and the religions207

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