One, the Three and the Many God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity

ISBN-10: 0521421845
ISBN-13: 9780521421843
Edition: 1993
Authors: Colin E. Gunton
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/29/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This study offers a theological analysis of, and response to, the modern world, and is at once a theology of culture and of creation. In the first half of the book, Gunton expounds some of the distinctive and often contradictory features of modern culture. It emerges that modern culture, far from being unique in its difficulties, reflects similar inadequacies in ancient thought. The distinctive pathos of modernity is to be found in one unique feature, namely the displacement of God that is a mark of all realms of life. The roots of the problem are sought beyond the Enlightenment, where they are often located, in the combination of platonism and Christian theology which dominated medieval Christian thought. At the heart of the matter is a deficient - because of an inadequately trinitarian - understanding of creation and creations God. The second half of the book develops a powerful theology of creation where due weight can be given to both universal and particular, both society and the individual.

Preface
Introduction
The Displacement of God
From Heraclitus to Havel
The problem of the one and the many in modern life and thought
The disappearing other
The problem of the particular in modern life and thought
A plea for the present
The problem of relatedness in modern life and thought
The rootless will
The problem of meaning and truth in modern life and thought
Rethinking Createdness
The universal and the particular
Towards a theology of meaning and truth
�ǠThrough whom and in whom
...��� Towards a theology of relatedness
The Lord who is the Spirit
Towards a theology of the particular
The triune Lord
Towards a theology of the one and the many
Bibliography
Index

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