The Theology of Langdon B. Gilkey: Systematic and Critical Studies

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At the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, on 7 June 1998, in a sermon delivered at the close of the Narratives of American Religion Conference, Langdon Gilkey said: "History,...cannot be understood withou the religious dimension that is ever-present in it, and so theological understanding is a part of the understanding of ourselves in time. In turn, theology is meaningless unless it interprets actuality, the actuality of historical experience, of nature's processes, and of personal ...
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At the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, on 7 June 1998, in a sermon delivered at the close of the Narratives of American Religion Conference, Langdon Gilkey said: "History,...cannot be understood withou the religious dimension that is ever-present in it, and so theological understanding is a part of the understanding of ourselves in time. In turn, theology is meaningless unless it interprets actuality, the actuality of historical experience, of nature's processes, and of personal life."

There is no better statement of the lifework of Langdon Gilkey, theologian, teacher, interpreter of actuality. Gilkey has spent a lifetime in quest of some viable resolution of the seeming incompatibility of science and religion, the material and the spiritual, the secular and the sacred.

Thirty years ago, ina review of Gilkey's Naming the Whirlwind, John D. Godsey evaluated the theology of Langdon Gilkey. Godsey's words still ring true. "There is," Godsey said, "no theological writing in America I find more profitable to read than Prof. Gilkey's. His analyses and critiques are filled with illuminating insights and pioneering thoughts; he writes with an unpretentiousness and an openness that are utterly refreshing; and there is never the slightest doubt about either his Christian commitment or his solidarity with modern secular man. This is not to say that he does not agonize occasionally over how he can be simultaneously Christian and secular, but his is a healthy agony, one with which a lot of us can identify these days."

Students of theology have found profitable reading in the writings of Langdon Gilkey and, indeed, have discovered there illuminating insights, pioneering thoughts, and even a healthy agony with which every serious thinker can identify. Now we have a systematic and critical evaluation, a critical exposition and appraisal of the theology of Langdon Gilkey.

Editors Pasewark and Pool rightly insist that this is more than a Festschrift: these essays do "celebrate the life and work of Langdon Gilkey, but specifically in the context of examining the major contours of Gilkey's own theological labors." In practical terms, these essays by a corps of Gilkey's students, comprise an insightful and helpful commentary on the work and writings of Gilkey. With these pages in hand, the next generation of students surely will find reading Langdon Gilkey on the "understanding of ourselves in time" to be even more profitable.

Langdon Brown Gilkey for more than forty-five years has helped shape the direction of contemporary theology. From 1963 until his retirement in 1989 he taught Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780865546431
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations vii
Preface ix
Part 1. Situating Gilkey's Thought
1. Making Sense of Ultimacy: Truths of Experience in Langdon Gilkey's Theological Development 3
2. Debts and Contributions: The Milieu of Langdon Gilkey's Theology 35
3. Beyond Postliberal Foundationalism: The Theological Method of Langdon Gilkey 57
Part 2. Gilkey's Interpretations of Culture
4. Becoming Langdon Gilkey: The Theological Significance of Shantung Compound 169
5. History, Society, and Politics: Langdon Gilkey's Theology of Culture 197
6. Sovereigns Past and Present: The Sciences and the Religious in the Theology of Langdon Gilkey 221
7. Relative Absoluteness: Langdon Gilkey's Approach to Religious Pluralism 239
8. Theology, Symbolism, and Language in the Thought of Langdon Gilkey 259
Part 3. Gilkey's Interpretations of Christian Symbols
9. Navigating in the Whirlwind: Langdon Gilkey's Doctrine of God 277
10. Power, Freedom, and History: The Symbol of Divine Providence in Langdon Gilkey's Theology 303
11. Contingency, Tragedy, Sin, and Ultimacy: Trajectories in Langdon Gilkey's Interpretations of History and Nature 335
12. "A Sharp Turn": Christology in a "Time of Troubles" 363
13. Langdon Gilkey's Theology of the Servant Church 401
Part 4. Gilkey's Practice of Theology
14. From Liberalism to Postmodernism: The Role of Integrity in the Thought of Langdon Gilkey 431
15. Pedagogy and Theological Method: The Praxis of Langdon Gilkey 465
Part 5. Reflections by Langdon Gilkey
16. A Retrospective Glance at My Work 487
Bibliography 525
Notes on Contributors 557
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