The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology / Edition 1

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The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology / Edition 1

In this major reference work, a team of the world's leading theologians provides a powerful overview of modern theology. The volume begins with an outline of modern theology by the editor, including an analysis of the contemporary situation. Following an accessible structure, the 32 contributions are divided into five sections, covering:

  • theology's relation to other allied disciplines and to the practice of faith
  • the history of theology
  • major themes such as the Trinity, incarnation, and redemption
  • key figures in modern theology
  • theology's relation to contemporary issues such as sexuality, race, mysticism, ecology, and science.

Featuring extensive bibliographic references, the Companion can be used as the basis for courses or as an essential reference for students throughout their studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631206859
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/23/2004
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion Series
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.87(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Preface xii

Part I Theology and . . . 1

1 The Practice of Faith
Robin Gill 3

2 Biblical Studies
John Barton 18

3 Philosophy
David B. Burrell 34

4 Culture
Charles T. Mathewes 47

5 Social Theory
Don Browning 65

6 Theological Anthropology
Ray Anderson 82

7 History
William Dean 95

Part II History 111

8 Patristics
G. R. Evans and Morwenna Ludlow 113

9 Medieval Theology
Stephen F. Brown 133

10 Reformation
Carl R. Trueman 147

11 Modernity
Garrett Green 162

Part III Themes 181

12 Trinity
Bruce D. Marshall 183

13 Incarnation
John Webster 204

14 Redemption
Esther D. Reed 227

15 Eschatology
Andrew Chester 243

16 Church and Sacraments
Gavin D'Costa 258

Part IV Key Modern Figures 277

17 Kant
Gareth Jones 279

18 Hegel
Merold Westphal 293

19 Schleiermacher
Dawn DeVries 311

20 Barth
Mark Lindsay 327

21 Rahner
Karen Kilby 343

22 Bonhoeffer
John W. de Gruchy 357

23 Bultmann and Tillich
James M. Byrne 372

24 Von Balthasar
Mark McIntosh 388

Part V Contemporary Issues 403

25 Christianity and Other Religions
Ian Markham 405

26 Economics and Social Justice
Martyn Percy 418

27 Feminism
Patricia Daniel 434

28 Rediscovery of Mysticism
Ralph Norman 449

29 The Context of Eco-theology
Laurel Kearns 466

30 Drama, Film and Postmodernity
Richard Arrandale 485

31 Race
M. Shawn Copeland 499

32 Science
Robert John Russell and Kirk Wegter-McNelly 512

Index 557

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"The book is an unqualified success, and should be compulsory reading for anyone who seriously wants to understand why theology, while it may be post-modern, can never be pre-modern again."
The Revd Keith Ward, University of Oxford, The Church Times

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