A Theology of Engagement / Edition 1

A Theology of Engagement / Edition 1

by Ian S. Markham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631236023

ISBN-13: 9780631236023

Pub. Date: 08/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

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

  • Provides an alternative to the liberal / orthodox divide in contemporary Christianity.
  • Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions.
  • Includes

Overview

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

  • Provides an alternative to the liberal / orthodox divide in contemporary Christianity.
  • Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions.
  • Includes important discussion of theological method.
  • Illustrated with case studies involving human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631236023
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series, #34
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(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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