In Word and Church readers are treated to chapters that examine the field of Christian Dogmatics, presenting a clear trajectory in the work of John Webster, that moves from interpretation of 20th-century Protestant theology to doctrinal construction.
Webster addresses the modern traditions of Christian divinity, and the topics which come to the fore in making sense of these traditions: the nature of the Bible and its interpretation; the place of Jesus Christ in modern theological culture; and the basis and shape of human agency. As a whole the book boldly indicates how dilemmas or inadequacies in modern treatments of these topics might be clarified by more direct employment of language about God and the gospel.
The classic chapters present the work of one of the world's leading contemporary theologians at his creative best. For this Cornerstones edition the author has provided a new preface in which he contextualizes the work within his current theology.
John Webster is Chair of Divinity at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, UK.
New Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Scripture 1. The Dogmatic Location of the Canon 2. Hermeneutics in Modern Theology: Some Doctrinal Reflections 3. Reading the Bible: The Example of Barth and Bonhoeffer: Christ and the Church 4. Incarnation 5. Jesus in Modernity: Reflections on Jungel's Christology 6. The Self-organizing Power of the Gospel of Christ: Episcopacy and Community Formation 7. Christ, Church and Reconciliation Ethics 8. God and Conscience 9. Eschatology and Anthropology Index of Names