Theology as Conversation

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"Dan Migliore is a respected scholar...But he is also a master teacher. He is one of those rare individuals possessed of the ability to present a survey of the thinking of a great many theologians centered upon perennial problems or themes of current interest - with no loss of substance. He is a devoted churchman who has served on both the presbyterial and the national levels.... He is a man of great personal integrity, always a bridge-builder and reconciler among colleagues, an elder statesman whose wisdom is valued by all. Finally, he and his

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Overview

"Dan Migliore is a respected scholar...But he is also a master teacher. He is one of those rare individuals possessed of the ability to present a survey of the thinking of a great many theologians centered upon perennial problems or themes of current interest - with no loss of substance. He is a devoted churchman who has served on both the presbyterial and the national levels.... He is a man of great personal integrity, always a bridge-builder and reconciler among colleagues, an elder statesman whose wisdom is valued by all. Finally, he and his wife Margaret are people of hospitality.

"What better theme for a collection of essays published in honor of this man and his ministry than the theme of "Theology as Conversation"!... What we were looking for is the kind of creative/synthetic thinking that breaks up a long-standing impasse and contributes to moving a stalled conversation forward or that creates conditions needed for new conversations to get off the ground. The results are now before you as readers."-from the foreword

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802848598
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/4/2009
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kimlyn J. Bender Bruce L. McCormack ix

Engagements with the Theology of Karl Barth

Christ and Canon, Theology and History: The Barth-Harnack Dialogue Revisited Kimlyn J. Bender 3

Argue Theologically with One Another: Karl Barth's Argument with Emil Brunner Gerhard Sauter 30

God Is His Decision: The Jungel-Gollwitzer "Debate" Revisited Bruce L. McCormack 48

The Time That Remains: Hans-Georg Geyer in the Intellectual Debate about a Central Question in the Twentieth Century Gerrit Neven 67

Echoes of Barth in Jon Sobrino's Critique of Natural Theology: A Dialogue in the Context of Post-Colonial Theology Matthew D. Lundberg 82

"Beautiful Playing": Moltmann, Barth, and the Work of the Christian Cynthia L. Rigby 101

Conversations with Traditional Theological Topics

"Inspired Heterodoxy"? The Freedom of Theological Inquiry and the Well-Being of the Church Dawn DeVries 119

What Is the Meaning of Revelation? H. Richard Niebuhr, Modernism, and Nicene Christianity George Hunsinger 142

Interpretatio in bonem partem: Jurgen Moltmann on the Immanent Trinity Thomas R. Thompson 159

God's Body or Beloved Other? Sallie McFague and Jurgen Moltmann on God and Creation David J. Bryant 179

In Search of a Non-Violent Atonement Theory: Are Abelard and Girard a Help, or a Problem? Gregory Anderson Love 194

The People of God in Christian Theology Katherine Sonderegger 215

Will All Be Saved, or Only a Few? A Dialogue between Faith and Grace Jurgen Moltmann 235

Wholly Called, Holy Callings: Questioning the Secular/Sacred Distinctions in Vocation Stephen L. Stell 241

Theological Identity: A Dance of Loyalty Kathleen D. Billman259

Luther's Ghost - Ein gluehender Backofen voller Liebe George Newlands 273

Theology in Dialogue with Society and Culture

Which Forms and Themes Should Christian Theology Uphold in Dialogue with Secular Culture? Michael Welker 297

Faith in the Public Square David Fergusson 313

Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists Cornelius Plantinga Jr. 327

Charles Hodge as a Public Theologian John Stewart 341

Contributors 361

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