Theories Of Culture

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Overview

Since the 1970s exciting new directions in the study of culture have erupted to critique and displace earlier, largely static notions. These more dynamic models stress the indeterminate, fragmented, even conflictual character of cultural processes and completely alter the framework for thinking theologically about them.

In fact, Tanner argues, the new orientation in cultural theory and anthropology affords fresh opportunities for religious thought and opens new vistas for theology, especially on how Christians conceive of the theological task, theological diversity and inculturation, and even Christianity's own cultural identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800630973
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: Guides to Theological Inquiry
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,309,431
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 The History of "Culture" 3
2 The Modern Meaning of Culture 25
3 Criticism and Reconstruction 38
4 The Nature and Tasks of Theology 61
5 Christian Culture and Society 93
6 Commonalities in Christian Practice 120
7 Diversity and Creativity in Theological Judgment 156
Notes 176
Recommended Reading 192
Index 194
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