Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World / Edition 1by David F. Ford
Pub. Date: 02/25/2008
- An innovative book about the shape of theology in reaction to its relationship with the Church, with theologians, with other religions, and with the university /li>
This is an innovative book about the shape theology takes in its varied interactions – religious and secular, local and global, historical and contemporary, academic and practical.
- An innovative book about the shape of theology in reaction to its relationship with the Church, with theologians, with other religions, and with the university
- Written by David Ford, recognized internationally as one of the most creative of contemporary theologians
- Considers how theology shapes other areas of life via its conversations in the public sphere and with non-faith communities
- Views theology as both a way of thinking and a way of living, and considers how this lived character cannot be entirely grasped through reason alone
- The first volume to bring together a complete and well-rounded account of theology’s interaction with all its conversation partners.
Table of ContentsPermissions.
Part I: The Wisdom of Theology.
2. A Long Rumour of Wisdom. Redescribing Theology.
Part II: Wisdom among the Religions.
3. Faith and Change: A Christian Understanding.
4. Reading Scripture with Intensity: Academic, Ecclesial, Interfaith, and Divine.
5. Developing Scriptural Reasoning Further: Reflections on Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam--West Encounter.
Part III: Wisdom in the University.
6. Knowledge, Meaning and the World's Great Challenges: Reinventing Cambridge University in the Twenty-first Century.
7. Faith and Universities in a Religious and Secular World.
Part IV: Theological Interpretation of the Bible.
8. Divine Initiative, Human Response, and Wisdom: Interpreting 1 Corinthians Chapters 1--3.
9. Barth’s Interpretation of the Bible.
Part IV: Thinking Further -- Theological Topics.
10. The God of Blessing Who Loves in Wisdom.
11. Tragedy and Atonement.
12. Apophasis and the Shoah: Where was Jesus Christ at Auschwitz?.
Conclusion: Twelve Theses for Christian Theology in the Twenty-first Century.
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