Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World (Challenges in Contemporary Theology)

By: David F. Ford (author)Hardback

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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.

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David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including: Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love (2007), The Modern Theologians, 3rd edition (edited with Rachel Muers, Blackwell, 2005), and Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2000). He is a member of the editorial board of a number of major journals, including Modern Theology and Scottish Journal of Theology.


Permissions. Acknowledgements. Prologue. 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. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781405177214
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781405177214
  • weight: 528
  • ISBN10: 1405177217

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