God and Globalization: Volume 4: Globalization and Grace / Edition 1

God and Globalization: Volume 4: Globalization and Grace / Edition 1

by Max L. Stackhouse
     
 

This final interpretive volume of the God and Globalization series argues for a view of Christian theology that, in critical dialogue with other world religions and philosophies, is able to engage the new world situation, play a critical role in reforming the "powers" that are becoming more diverse and autonomous, and generate a social ethic for the 21st century.

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Overview

This final interpretive volume of the God and Globalization series argues for a view of Christian theology that, in critical dialogue with other world religions and philosophies, is able to engage the new world situation, play a critical role in reforming the "powers" that are becoming more diverse and autonomous, and generate a social ethic for the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826428851
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Theology for the 21st Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowlegments

Foreword by Justo González

Introduction: Faith and Globalization

A. Three Worrisome Developments B. Defining the Terms C. The Temptation to Imperialism D. Some Historical Precedents E. On Capitalism and Socialism F. The Better Evidence G. What Then Do We Need?

1. The Question: A Review and a Direction A. The Purposes of This Volume B. What We Have Done: A Brief Review C. A Short Genealogy of Globalization D. Religion in the World's Civilizations E. Representative Figures F. Must Religions also Clash?
G. A Third Option

2. The Approach: "Public Theology"
A. What Does Public Theology Do?
B. Public Theology and Modern Philosophy: An Impasse?
C. A Brief History of the Idea D. Why a "Public" Theology?
E. Why Not a "Political" Theology?
F. The Meanings of "Theology"
G. Why a "Christian" Public Theology?

3. The First Grace: Creation A. Toward Biblical Doctrines B. "In the Beginning..."
C. Creation is not Nature D. The Cultural Mandate E. The Image and Human Capacities F. The First Grace Betrayed G. "Out of the Garden"

4. The Second Grace: Providence A. Living With Sin B. The Covenant Inspired C. The Elements of Covenant D. A Comment on Moral Law E. The Third Element: Purposes F. Vocations G. But There Were Prophets H. And Priests Too I. The Question of Kings J. A Note on Wisdom K. The Covenant and Offices Renewed

5. The Third Grace: Salvation A. Grace Enfleshed B. Saving Grace C. New Directions in Missions D. Social Conversions E. Where is the Kingdom Hope?
F. The Kingdom is Still Coming G. What Difference Does It Make?
H. Toward Sanctification?

6. A Summary with Conclusions and Implications A. Globalizing Christian Ethics B. Globalization as "Another Fall"
C. The "Providential Grace" View D. Thus, Globalization as Mission

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