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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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
ContentsIntroduction Ivor J. Davidson1. Culture: The Shape of Theological Practice2. Texts: Scripture, Reading, and the Rhetoric of Theology3. Traditions: Theology and the Public Covenant4. Conversations: Engaging Difference5. Criticism: Revelation and Disturbance6. Habits: Cultivating the Theologian's SoulIndexes