Religion and Revelation; A Theology of Revelation in the World's Religions / Edition 1

Religion and Revelation; A Theology of Revelation in the World's Religions / Edition 1

by Keith Ward, Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198263759

ISBN-13: 9780198263753

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Since Thomas Aquinas first defined theology as revelation—or the rational elucidation of revealed truth—the idea has played a fundamental role in the history of Western theology. This book provides a new and detailed investigation of the concept, examining its nature, sources, and limitations in all five of the major scriptural religions of the world:

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Since Thomas Aquinas first defined theology as revelation—or the rational elucidation of revealed truth—the idea has played a fundamental role in the history of Western theology. This book provides a new and detailed investigation of the concept, examining its nature, sources, and limitations in all five of the major scriptural religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Beginning with an examination of the nature of theology, Keith Ward looks at religion in its early historical manifestations, and considers the idea of revelation as found in the great canonical traditions of the religions of the world. In the process, he develops a distinctly Christian idea of revelation as divine self-expression in history. Finally, he explores how conceptions of revelation must be revised in light of modern historical and scientific thought, and proposes a new and positive theology of revelation for the future.
Religion and Revelation includes discussions of the work of most major theologians including Aquinas, Tillich, Barth, Temple, Frazer, and Evans Pritchard. It should be of interest to scholars and students of comparative religion, philosophers of religion, theologians, and anthropologists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263753
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. ITowards a Comparative Theology3
ATheological Knowledge3
BRevelation and Reason15
CTheology as a Comparative Discipline36
Pt. IIPrimal Disclosures50
APrimal Revelations50
BThe Role of Imagination69
CFrom Primal to Canonical Traditions87
Pt. IIIFour Scriptural Traditions111
AJudaism111
BVedanta134
CBuddhism156
DIslam173
Pt. IVChristian Reflections: Revelation as Historical Self-Manifestation193
AIncarnation and History193
BInspiration and Revelation209
CTaking History on Faith232
DIncarnation as Revelation258
Pt. VReligion after Enlightenment283
AThe Scientific World-View283
BAuthority and Autonomy302
CReligious Diversity310
DThe Structure of Revelation324
Index of Authors345
Index of Subjects348

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