The Culture of Theology

The Culture of Theology


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John Webster, one of the world's leading systematic theologians, published extensively on the nature and practice of Christian theology. This work marked a turning point in Webster's theological development and is his most substantial statement on the task of theology. It shows why theology matters and why its pursuit is a demanding but exhilarating venture. Previously unavailable in book form, this magisterial statement, now edited and critically introduced for the first time, presents Webster's legendary lectures to a wider readership. It contains an extensive introductory essay by Ivor Davidson.

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ISBN-13: 9781540960801
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

John Webster (1955-2016; PhD, University of Cambridge) was professor of divinity at the University of St. Andrews.

Ivor J. Davidson
(PhD, University of Glasgow) is honorary research professor at King's College, University of Aberdeen, in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Alden C. McCray
is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Andrews.

Table of Contents

Introduction Ivor J. Davidson
1. Culture: The Shape of Theological Practice
2. Texts: Scripture, Reading, and the Rhetoric of Theology
3. Traditions: Theology and the Public Covenant
4. Conversations: Engaging Difference
5. Criticism: Revelation and Disturbance
6. Habits: Cultivating the Theologian's Soul

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