A Theology of Engagement / Edition 1

A Theology of Engagement / Edition 1

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

This ground-breaking book challenges readers to rethink the divide between liberal and orthodox approaches which characterizes Christianity today.

Ian S. Markham’s argument centers around the issue of Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions. He takes issue with those people who see this engagement as a submission to modernity, arguing

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This ground-breaking book challenges readers to rethink the divide between liberal and orthodox approaches which characterizes Christianity today.

Ian S. Markham’s argument centers around the issue of Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions. He takes issue with those people who see this engagement as a submission to modernity, arguing that throughout its history Christianity has in fact been enriched by its association with other traditions. The book draws on a range of illuminating examples, including extensive discussion of key figures such as Augustine of Hippo, as well as specific cases involving human rights, state sovereignty, feminism, black theology, economics, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631236016
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

1 Engagement: What it is and Why it Matters 7

2 Augustine’s Theological Methodology 30

3 Assimilation, Resistance, and Overhearing 48

4 Assimilation: Engagement with Human Rights 62

5 Resistance: The Heresy of State Sovereignty and the Religious Imperative for Intervention to Defend
Human Rights 71

6 Assimilation: The Importance of the Black and Feminist Perspectives 86

7 Overhearing: Clash of Discourses – Secular in the West Against the Secular in India 109

8 Overhearing: Thinking about Hinduism, Inclusivity, and Toleration 123

9 Assimilation: Christianity and the Consensus around Capitalism 138

10 Assimilation and Overhearing: Rethinking Globalization – Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Risale-I Nur, Hardt, and Negri 147

11 Keith Ward: An Engaged Theologian 159

12 Engaging with the Pope: Engagement yet Not Engagement 168

13 The Shape of an Engaged Theology 191

Conclusion 208

Notes 210

References 235

Index 245

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