Theologians in Their Own Words

Theologians in Their Own Words

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Theologians in Their Own Words is a volume of 24 brief, straight-forward autobiographical statements from many of the most important theologians and scholars of religion of recent decades.

Each contributor sets out to discuss the development of their central insights and convictions in light of their life stories.

The volume includes both previously published selections from Dialog: A Journal of Theology, as well as pieces specially commissioned for this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451426403
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Derek R. Nelson is associate professor of religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He is the author of Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed (2011) and What’s Wrong with Sin: Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher to Theologies of Liberation (2009) and coauthor or editor of six other books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1

Contributors 3

Introduction 7

1 Truth and Reconciliation Marilyn McCord Adams 15

2 The Deepest Traces Harvey Cox 35

3 The One Acted Upon Gerhard Forde 41

4 They Told What Had Happened on the Road George W. Forell 53

5 A Story of Teaching and Learning Roger Haight, S.J. 63

6 Theology as Interpretation of the World Philip Hefner 75

7 A Theological Autobiography to Date Robert W. Jenson 89

8 The Freedom to Resist Idolatry Ernst Käsemann 103

9 Christian Theology and the Modes of Experience Martin E. Marty 113

10 Reading Reality Alister McGrath 125

11 Wind and Spirit Nancey Murphy 137

12 An Intellectual Pilgrimage Wolfhart Pannenberg 151

13 Still Becoming Ted Peters 163

14 Confessions of a Postconservative Evangelical Theologian Clark H. Pinnock 177

15 From Physicist to Priest John Polkinghorne 187

16 My Life Journey Rosemary Radford Ruether 195

17 Moving to the Margin Letty M. Russell 207

18 Ecology, Justice, Liturgy H. Paul Santmire 217

19 Planting Trees Hans Schwarz 233

20 Bubble Blown and Lived In Huston Smith 247

21 A Living Conversation Paul R. Sponheim 257

22 Christian Claims Kathryn Tanner 269

23 Faith Seeking Understanding Ronald F. Thiemann 279

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