Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God

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Overview

'Since the middle of the twentieth century,' writes Elizabeth Johnson, 'there has been a renaissance of new insights into God in the Christian tradition. On different continents, under pressure from historical events and social conditions, people of faith have glimpsed the living God in fresh ways. It is not that a wholly different God is discovered from the One believed in by previous generations. Christian faith does not believe in a new God but, finding itself in new situations, seeks the presence of God there. Aspects long-forgotten are brought into new relationships with current events, and the depths of divine compassion are appreciated in ways not previously imagined.'

This book sets out the fruit of these discoveries. The first chapter describes Johnson's point of departure and the rules of engagement, with each succeeding chapter distilling a discrete idea of God. Featured are transcendental, political, liberation, feminist, black, Hispanic, interreligious, and ecological theologies, ending with the particular Christian idea of the one God as Trinity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441174628
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 46,725
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., is distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University. She has received numerous awards, including the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for She Who Is (1993), the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for Friends of God and Prophets (1999), and the Book Award of the College Theology Society for Truly Our Sister (2004). She was also the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Jerome Award of the Catholic Library Association, and the Monika K. Hellwig Award of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

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Table of Contents

Introduction \ 1. Ancient Story, New Chapter \ 2. Gracious Mystery, Ever Greater, Ever Nearer \ 3. The Crucified God of Compassion \ 4. Liberating God of Life \ 5. God Acting Womanish \ 6. God Who Breaks Chains \ 7. Accompanying God of Fiesta \ 8. Generous God of the Religions \ 9. Creator Spirit in the Evolving World \ 10. Trinity: Living God of Love \ Epilogue \ Index

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Highly recommended for the serious reader!

    Well worth the effort to labor (at least for this reader) through. Opens up the mind to a refreshing and exciting look at God.

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