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Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century
     

Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century

by David F. Ford (Editor), Ben Quash (Editor), Janet Martin Soskice (Editor)
 

This book was first published in 2005. How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious

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This book was first published in 2005. How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics: God, love, scripture, worship, argument, reconciliation, friendship and justice. The contributors practise different disciplines within the field, often in combination, covering theology, philosophy, history, phenomenology, literary studies, hermeneutics, politics, ethics and law. Their specialisms embrace Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indian religions, with particular focus on the field in Europe, the US and South Africa. Recognizing the significance of the religions and of higher education, the book explores what best practice can be adopted to fulfil responsibilities towards academic disciplines, the religions and the societies of which they are part.

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Review of the hardback: '... an excellent collection of essays ... highly instructive and provocative.' Tablet

Review of the hardback: 'This book is a significant and stimulating volume of essays ...' Reviews in Religion and Theology

Review of the hardback: '... what emerges is a picture of theology and religious studies as a process of debate, openess and common living, driven not by targets but by a commitment to a shared way of living: theology might be the only discipline left with such humane ends.' Expository Times

Review of the hardback: '... so worthwhile.' International Journal of Systematic Theology

Review of the hardback: 'For readers concerned with the study and teaching of theology and religion in the twenty-first century, the editors of Fields of Faith provide a stimulating guide to discussion and debate.' Scottish Journal of Theology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107403529
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and author of a number of books including Self and Salvation (1999) and Theology: A Very Short Introduction (1999).

Ben Quash is Dean and Fellow of Peterhouse and lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Modern Theology and Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Jesus College and co-editor of Feminism and Theology (2003).

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