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Read and Download William Carl Placher book Unapologetic Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TUnapologetic Theology. This book was released on 1989-01-01 with total page 188 pages. Book excerpt: In Unapologetic Theology, William Placher examines religion and the search for truth in a pluralistic society. Among the issues he considers are science and its relation to belief, dialogue among various religions, and the theological method.

Download Christian Realism and the New Realities PDF

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ISBN 13: 0521841941
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Read and Download Robin W. Lovin book Christian Realism and the New Realities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristian Realism and the New Realities. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 205 pages. Book excerpt: Robin W. Lovin argues that the integration of religion and public life will benefit society more than their separation.

Download Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF

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ISBN 13: 0567402088
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Read and Download Ronald T. Michener book Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPostliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: Postliberal theology is a movement in contemporary theology that rejects both the Enlightenment appeal to a 'universal rationality' and the liberal assumption of an immediate religious experience common to all humanity. The movement initially began in the 1980's with its association to Yale Divinity School. Theologians such as Hans Frei, Paul Holmer, David Kelsey, and George Lindbeck were influential and were significantly influenced by theologians such as Karl Barth, Clifford Geertz, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Postliberalism uses a narrative approach to theology, such as developed by Hans Frei, and argues that all thought and experience is historically and socially mediated. Michener provide the reader with an accessible introductory overview of the origins, current thought, potential problems, and future possibilities of postliberal theology. The basic philosphical and theological background are be briefly discussed, along with the seminal and predominant theologians identified with the movement. Michener shows how postliberalism emerges from the context of the postmodern critique of Enlightenment rationalism and empiricism. Postliberal theology is extremely critical of classical liberal theology, rather than an advancement of its agenda.

Download Clear and Definite Words PDF

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ISBN 13: 1630876518
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Read and Download Ronald G. Goetz book Clear and Definite Words in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TClear and Definite Words. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 158 pages. Book excerpt: Clear and Definite Words is a lucid exposure of the present confusion within theological discourse. It charges and proves that avoiding or equivocating on the question of ontology is impossible. It thus undermines the premise of much theological discourse today and lays the way for greater theological clarity and commitment. This book goes head-to-head with great forcefulness and passion against anyone and anything that has served to impede the right of theology to speak with clear and definite words.

Download Political Theology for a Plural Age PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199773041
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Read and Download Michael Jon Kessler book Political Theology for a Plural Age in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPolitical Theology for a Plural Age. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: New challenges that emerged in the postwar era have given rise to ongoing debate about the place of religion in public life, in the United States and in other established democracies, and this debate has dramatically reshaped the way scholars, policymakers, and religious leaders think about political theology. Political Theology for a Plural Age examines historic and contemporary understandings of political engagement in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, engaging political theologies not merely as a set of theoretical concepts but as religious beliefs and principles that motivate specific political action. The essays in this volume, written by leading thinkers and practitioners within each tradition and their secular counterparts, examine a number of core issues at the intersection of religion and politics. They contest the definition of political theology, establish a common discourse across the three Abrahamic traditions, and closely examine how globalization, secularization, and pluralism affect the construction and plausibility of political theologies. Finally, they offer insight into how political theologies might adapt to the shared global challenges of the twenty-first century.

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Read and Download James M. McLachlan book Discourses in Mormon Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDiscourses in Mormon Theology. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 301 pages. Book excerpt: A mere two hundred years old, Mormonism is still in its infancy compared to other theological disciplines (Judaism, Catholicism, Buddhism, etc.). This volume will introduce its reader to the rich blend of theological viewpoints that exist within Mormonism. The essays break new ground in Mormon studies by exploring the vast expanse of philosophical territory left largely untouched by traditional approaches to Mormon theology. It presents philosophical and theological essays by many of the finest minds associated with Mormonism in an organized and easy-to-understand manner and provides the reader with a window into the fascinating diversity amongst Mormon philosophers. Open-minded students of pure religion will appreciate this volume’s thoughtful inquiries. These essays were delivered at the first conference of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. James M. McLachlan - Theological and Philosophical Possibilities of the Mormon Religion Grant Underwood - A “Communities of Discourse” Approach to Early LDS Thought James M. McLachlan - The Modernism Controversy: William Henry Chamberlin, His Teachers Howison and Royce, and the Conception of God Debate Richard Sherlock - Prayer and Divine Attributes Brian D. Birch - Theological Method and the Question of Truth: A Postliberal Approach to Mormon Doctrine and Practice Blake T. Ostler - The Relation of Moral Obligation and God in LDS Thought Benjamin Huff - Theology in the One-Room Schoolhouse Kelli Potter - Liberation Theology in the Book of Mormon Margaret M. Toscano - Is There a Place for Heavenly Mother in Mormon Theology? An Investigation into Discourses of Power Adam S. Miller - Messianic History: Walter Benjamin and the Book of Mormon James E. Faulconer - On Scripture, or Idolatry versus True Religion Robert L. Millet - What Do We Really Believe? Identifying Doctrinal Parameters within Mormonism

Download Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology PDF

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ISBN 13: 0802843093
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download Jacobus Wentzel Van Huyssteen book Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEssays in Postfoundationalist Theology. This book was released on 1997 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of essays boldly addresses many of the challenges faced by Christian theology in the context of contemporary postmodern thought. Handling abstract topics in a remarkably clear and concise way, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen presses the case for a "postfoundationalist theology" as a viable third option beyond the extremes of foundationalism and nonfoundationalism. Van Huyssteen discusses themes related to rationality, epistemology, and philosophy of science. In the process he critically engages the work of such thinkers as Wolfhart Pannenberg, Nancey Murphy, Jerome Stone, and Gerd Theissen. The result is a convincing argument that only a truly accessible and philosophically credible notion of interdisciplinarity will be able to pave the way for a plausible public theology that can play an important intellectual role in our fragmented culture today.

Download Beyond Anarchy and Tyranny in Religious Epistemology PDF

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Publisher : University Press of America
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ISBN 13: 9780761805199
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Read and Download Charles Hawkins book Beyond Anarchy and Tyranny in Religious Epistemology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeyond Anarchy and Tyranny in Religious Epistemology. This book was released on 1997 with total page 214 pages. Book excerpt: Beyond Anarchy and Tyranny in Religious Epistemology reveals the implications of the poststructuralist encounter with critical theory for postliberal theology. The explication and examination this book entails focus on the contours of the postliberal project, the development and present state of critical theory, the fundamental arguments of the poststructuralists, and the interchange of the three within the larger philosophical landscape. A constructive proposal as to the shape of a religious epistemology after modernity is based upon the critique and analysis of this philosophical/theological landscape.

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ISBN 13: 9789042918733
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Read and Download Mathijs Lamberigts book Theology and the Quest for Truth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheology and the Quest for Truth. This book was released on 2006 with total page 326 pages. Book excerpt: In 2001, three research groups from the field of systematic theology and church history at the Faculty of Theology, K.U.Leuven, decided to join forces in an interdisciplinary project, entitled: "Orthodoxy: Process and Product". The main aim of this project consists of a "church-historical and systematic-theological study of the determination of truth in church and theology". Senior and junior scholars from the three groups agreed to take this theme as the starting point and leading question from which the many research projects they are engaged in, could be brought into relationship and - as far as possible - integrated. Although the question for theological truth already structured the research being conducted in the three groups to a significant degree, joining forces promised the realisation of a surplus-value, and this both through the gathering of a considerable critical mass (in total more than thirty junior and senior researchers) and the interdisciplinary design of the project. In this volume a first collection of contributions to this project, from a diversity of angles and research subjects, is presented. In these contributions scholars from the participating research groups investigate the implications of the overall research question for their particular line of research and research methodologies, and suggest how from this specific research the overall question may be refined and elements of answering it can be provided.

Download The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780521793957
Total Pages : 316 pages
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Read and Download Kevin J. Vanhoozer book The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology. This book was released on 2003-07-31 with total page 316 pages. Book excerpt: Postmodernity allows for no absolutes and no essence. Yet theology is concerned with the absolute, the essential. How then does theology sit within postmodernity? Is postmodern theology possible, or is such a concept a contradiction in terms? Should theology bother about postmodernism or just get on with its own thing? Can it? Theologians have responded in many different ways to the challenges posed by theories of postmodernity. In this introductory 2003 guide to a complex area, editor Kevin J. Vanhoozer addresses the issue head on in a lively survey of what 'talk about God' might mean in a postmodern age, and vice versa. The book then offers examples of different types of contemporary theology in relation to postmodernity, while the second part examines the key Christian doctrines in postmodern perspective. Leading theologians contribute to this clear and informative Companion, which no student of theology should be without.

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ISBN 13: 1592441645
Total Pages : 186 pages
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Read and Download Thomas F. Torrance book Reality and Evangelical Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReality and Evangelical Theology. This book was released on 2003-03-03 with total page 186 pages. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 13: 9780802849847
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Read and Download Amy Plantinga Pauw book "The Supreme Harmony of All" in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T"The Supreme Harmony of All". This book was released on 2002 with total page 212 pages. Book excerpt: Jonathan Edwards lived in an age in which the doctrine of the Trinity was sometimes openly repudiated and more often quietly ignored. But as this important book shows, Edwards in fact took care to creatively fashion the Trinity into the centerpiece of his Christian life and work. Through her pursuit of Edwards's writings, especially his lifelong intellectual diary, Amy Plantinga Pauw traces the way Edwards established the basic outlines of his trinitarian thought when he was only twenty years old, and how the doctrine continued to run like a subterranean river throughout his famed career as a pastor and teacher. Recognizing the centrality of the Trinity in Edwards's thought both nuances our understanding of his Puritan inheritance and challenges the narrowness of Edwards's enduring legacy as the preacher of "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."

Download God in Postliberal Perspective PDF

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ISBN 13: 1409478165
Total Pages : 246 pages
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Read and Download Mr Robert Andrew Cathey book God in Postliberal Perspective in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGod in Postliberal Perspective. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: Who is God? The variety of images of God tends to overwhelm us in the present age. Is 'God' a fiction of human construction, or a reality that makes claims upon how we practice 'faith in God'? How does this quest for an understanding of 'God' illumine who 'we' are? God in Postliberal Perspective presents an introduction to the doctrine and concept of God in contemporary philosophy and theology, exploring how some theologians and philosophers dare to speak of God as "real" in our sceptical, pluralistic, and interfaith age. Robert Cathey tours the "house of realism" as constructed by postliberal Christians (David Burrell, William Placher, Bruce Marshall), in conversation with living communities of faith and critical work in philosophy and theology, and develops a distinctive argument about the relation of realism and non-realism in constructing the doctrine of God in postliberal theology. Offering a reading of postliberal theology which is open to critical discussion with other types of theology, philosophy, and faith traditions, this book proposes a model of theological reflection that may be extended to the reality-claims of a wide range of doctrines and concepts.

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ISBN 13: 0567694410
Total Pages : 633 pages
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Read and Download Paul Dafydd Jones book Patience—A Theological Exploration in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPatience—A Theological Exploration. This book was released on 2022-11-17 with total page 633 pages. Book excerpt: What does it mean to exercise patience? What does it mean to endure, to wait, and to persevere-and, on other occasions, to reject patience in favor of resistance, haste, and disruptive action? And what might it mean to describe God as patient? Might patience play a leading role in a Christian account of God's creative work, God's relationship to ancient Israel, God's governance of history, and God's saving activity? The first instalment of Patience-A Theological Exploration engages these questions in searching, imaginative, and sometimes surprising ways. Following reflections on the biblical witness and the nature of constructive theological inquiry, its interpretative chapters engage landmark works by a number of ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary authors, disclosing both the promise and peril of talk about patience. Patience stands at the center of this innovative account of God's creative work, God's relationship with ancient Israel, creaturely sin, scripture, and God's broader providential and salvific purposes.

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ISBN 13: 1625647018
Total Pages : 284 pages
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Read and Download Richard J. Coleman book State of Affairs in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TState of Affairs. This book was released on 2014-10-24 with total page 284 pages. Book excerpt: The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how we think of God. It constitutes a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description--it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science.

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ISBN 13: 9780802806741
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Read and Download Richard Lints book The Fabric of Theology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Fabric of Theology. This book was released on 1993 with total page 380 pages. Book excerpt: After showing that today's evangelicals have not fared well in the crucible of modern pluralism, Lints argues that in order to regain spiritual wholeness, evangelicals must relearn how to think and live theologically. He provides a provocative new outline for the construction of a truly "transformative" evangelical theology in the modern age.

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ISBN 13: 0826418856
Total Pages : 377 pages
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Read and Download Lucretia Yaghjian book Writing Theology Well in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting Theology Well. This book was released on 2006-11-24 with total page 377 pages. Book excerpt: In its creative integration of the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, Writing Theology Well provides a standard text for theological educators engaged in the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum. As a theological rhetoric, it will also encourage excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts.