Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World / Edition 1

Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World / Edition 1

by David F. Ford
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Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World / Edition 1

This is an innovative book about the shape theology takes in its varied interactions – religious and secular, local and global, historical and contemporary, academic and practical.

  • An innovative book about the shape of theology in reaction to its relationship with the Church, with theologians, with other religions, and with the university
  • Written by David Ford, recognized internationally as one of the most creative of contemporary theologians
  • Considers how theology shapes other areas of life via its conversations in the public sphere and with non-faith communities
  • Views theology as both a way of thinking and a way of living, and considers how this lived character cannot be entirely grasped through reason alone
  • The first volume to bring together a complete and well-rounded account of theology’s interaction with all its conversation partners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405177214
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Series: Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents




Part I: The Wisdom of Theology.

1. Theology.

2. A Long Rumour of Wisdom. Redescribing Theology.

Part II: Wisdom among the Religions.

3. Faith and Change: A Christian Understanding.

4. Reading Scripture with Intensity: Academic, Ecclesial, Interfaith, and Divine.

5. Developing Scriptural Reasoning Further: Reflections on Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam—West Encounter.

Part III: Wisdom in the University.

6. Knowledge, Meaning and the World's Great Challenges: Reinventing Cambridge University in the Twenty-first Century.

7. Faith and Universities in a Religious and Secular World.

Part IV: Theological Interpretation of the Bible.

8. Divine Initiative, Human Response, and Wisdom: Interpreting 1 Corinthians Chapters 1—3.

9. Barth’s Interpretation of the Bible.

Part IV: Thinking Further — Theological Topics.

10. The God of Blessing Who Loves in Wisdom.

11. Tragedy and Atonement.

12. Apophasis and the Shoah: Where was Jesus Christ at Auschwitz?.

Conclusion: Twelve Theses for Christian Theology in the Twenty-first Century.


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