Public Theology For The 21st Century

Public Theology For The 21st Century

by William Storrar
     
 

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The book is a unique stocktaking, by a leading international group of theologians, social scientists and other scholars, on issues facing public theology at the beginning of the 21st century. It combines retrospect and prospect, in that it reflects on the issues and approaches that have characterized public theology in the 20th century, especially its latter half,

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The book is a unique stocktaking, by a leading international group of theologians, social scientists and other scholars, on issues facing public theology at the beginning of the 21st century. It combines retrospect and prospect, in that it reflects on the issues and approaches that have characterized public theology in the 20th century, especially its latter half, and attempts to anticipate those which will or should come to the fore in the 21st century, seeking to discern continuities and changes. Three opening chapters deal with the overall theme of public or political theology, with Jurgen Moltmann giving a critical historical account from the Second World War onwards, Raymond Plant relating such theology to cultural pluralism, and Andrew Morton illustrating it from the work of Duncan Forrester. These are followed by pairs of contributions relating public theology to more specific topicsr: History; Technology and Creation; Globalization; Spirituality; Punishment and Forgiveness; Medical Ethics; Tolerance and Human Rights; Social Exclusion and Equality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567088925
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


William Storrar is Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues, in the University of Edinburgh.

Dr Andrew R. Morton is Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh.

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