Modern Christian Thought The Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0800637968
ISBN-13: 9780800637965
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 6/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

This widely acclaimed introduction to modern Christian thought, formerly published by Prentice Hall, provides full, scholarly accounts of the major movements and thinkers, theologians and philosophers in the Christian tradition since the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, together with solid historical background and critical assessments. This second edition deals with the entire modern period, in both Europe and America, and is the first to include extensive treatment of modern Catholic thinkers, Evangelical thought, and Black and Womanist theology.

#60;b#62;Sarah Coakley#60;/b#62; is Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and was previously Mallinckrodt Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School. She is a systematic theologian and philosopher of religion with wide interdisciplinary interests. Her previous publications include #60;i#62;Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 2002), #60;i#62;Re-Thinking Gregory of Nyssa#60;/i#62; (editor, Blackwell, 2003#60;i#62;), Pain and Its Transformations: The Interface of Biology and Culture#60;/i#62; (co-edited with Kay Shelemay, 2007) and #60;i#62;Re-Thinking Dinoysius the Areopagite#60;/i#62; (co-edited, with Charles Stang, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

James Evans did his PhD at Oriel College, Oxford, following a first-class Masters in Historical Research. He has worked as a producer on various historical television documentaries, including Dan Cruickshank's 'Hidden Houses' (BBC2), Niall Ferguson's 'Western Civilisation' (C4), Griff Rhys Jones's 'Rivers' (BBC1) and Michael Wood's 'English Story' (BBC2), for which he also contributed to the accompanying book.

Preface
The Legacy of Modernity and the New Challenges of Historical Theology
The Legacy of Modernity
The Question of Authority
The Development of Doctrine and the Essence of Christianity
Knowledge of God and God and World
Christianity and Other World Faiths
History, the Historical Jesus, and Christology
The New Challenges of Historical Theology
Religionswissenschaft
The Eschatological Interpretation of Weiss and Schweitzer
The Religionsgeschichtliche Schule
Form Criticism
Ernst Troeltsch
Historicism, the Science of Religion, and Theology
The Absoluteness of Christianity
What Does "Essence of Christianity" Mean?
The Historical Jesus, Faith, and Christology
American Empirical and Naturalistic Theology
Introduction
Radical Empiricism and Religion: William James
Experience, Pragmatism, and the "Will to Believe"
"The Varieties of Religious Experience": An Empirical Exploration
American Empirical Theology: Douglas Clyde Macintosh
Macintosh's Method
Normative Theology and Christian Belief
American Theological Modernism and Naturalism: Henry Nelson Wieman
Background: John Dewey and the Chicago School
Henry Nelson Wieman
The Dialectical Theology: Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, and Friedrich Gogarten
The Beginnings of Dialectical Theology
Liberal Theology: History and Interpretation
Major Themes in Karl Barth's Theology of the Word of God
The Dialectical Method
God as Wholly Other
The Strange World of the Bible
The Breakdown of the Dialectical Theology
Emil Brunner
Anthropology and the Apologetic Task
Revelation as Encounter and Truth
Friedrich Gogarten
The Christian Understanding of the World and Secularization
The Historicizing of Human Existence
Demythologizing and History
The Theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Karl Barth
The Development of Karl Barth's Theology
"Political Theology": Barth and the Question of a Christian Social Ethics
The Major Themes in Barth's Church Dogmatics
The Reception and Critique of Barth's Theology
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer's Early Writings and the Relationship with Karl Barth
The Christological Concentration
Discipleship and Ethics
The World Come of Age and a Religionless Christianity
Bonhoeffer's Legacy
Christian Existentialism
Key Existentialist Themes
Existence Precedes Essence
The Critique of Rational Objectivity
Authentic and Inauthentic Existence
Gabriel Marcel
Paul Tillich
The Existential Starting Point
The Method of Correlation
Humanity's Existential Situation
Being, God, and Being-Itself
Existence and the New Being in Jesus as the Christ
The Spirit's Presence and Morality
Rudolf Bultmann
God's Action and Faith
Demythologizing the New Testament
Conclusion
Christian Realism: A Post-Liberal American Theology
Introduction
H. Richard Niebuhr
Human Faith and Faith in God
The Confessional Method: Inner and Outer History
Reinhold Niebuhr
The Nature of the Self
The Dramas of History
Love, Justice, and Power
The New Theology and Transcendental Thomism
The Background and Context of the Nouvelle Theologie
Neo-Scholasticism as a Phenomenon of Modernity
Pierre Rousselot
Joseph Marechal and Modern Philosophy
Critical Issues
Henri de Lubac and the Nouvelle Theologie
The Supernatural
Interpretation of the Senses of Scripture
Theological Conflict
Karl Rahner
Spirit in the World and Hearers of the Word
The Religious Dimension of Human Experience
The Supernatural Existential
Revelation as Transcendental and as Categorical
Rahner's Theological Method
The Symbol
Critical Issues
Bernard Lonergan
Critical Realism
A New Ideal of Knowledge
The Question of God
Method in Theology: Functional Specialties
Conversion
Religion and Theology
Critical Issues
Edward Schillebeeckx
Sacramental Theology
Jesus as Eschatological Prophet
Method of Correlation
The Conflict over Ministry
Critical Issues
Conclusion
Vatican II and the Aggiornamento of Roman Catholic Theology
Yves Congar
True Reform and the Resources of the Tradition
The Role of the Laity and France's Catholic Action Movement
Church as Communio
John XXIII
Vatican II
Vatican II's Understanding of the Church
The Church and the Liturgy
The Tensions and Compromises in the Understanding of the Church
The Church and Its Relation to the World
Biblical Historical Criticism
Religious Pluralism, Freedom, and Ecumenism
Hans Kung
Justification and the Dialogue with Karl Barth
Kung's Interpretation of Vatican II
Structures of the Church
On Being a Christian
Papal Infallibility, Birth Control, and Religious Affirmations
Philosophical Theology and Comparative Religion
Critical Issues
John Courtney Murray and Religious Freedom
The Two Contrasting Views
Murray's Contribution
Hans von Balthasar
Analogy of Being and Karl Barth
Theological Aesthetics
From Theo-Drama to Theo-Logic
Critical Issues
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
From Church as People of God to Church as Body of Christ
The Optimism and Modernism of Vatican II
Theology of the Cross or Theology of Incarnation
Religious Pluralism and Moral Relativism
Conclusion: The Aftermath of Vatican II
Political Theology and Latin American Liberation Theologies
Political Theology
The Post-World War II Context
Interpretation of the Situation: The Privatization of Religion
The Critique of a Dominant Existential Theology
The Emphasis on Eschatology
Johann Metz
Political Theology as Fundamental Theology
The Critique of Bourgeois Religion
The Memory of Suffering and the Holocaust
Assessment: Political without Politics
Jurgen Moltmann
Promise and Hope
The Crucified God and the Doctrine of the Trinity
Critical Issues
Latin American Liberation Theology
The Context: From Development to Liberation
Interpretation of the Situation: Dependency
Previous Theology
Eschatology
Gustavo Gutierrez
Gutierrez's Interpretation of the Historical Jesus
The Nature of the Church
The Meaning of Liberation and Salvation
Questions
Juan Luis Segundo
Faith and Ideology
The Hermeneutical Circle
A Critical Question: The Difference from Feminist Theology
Leonardo Boff
The Church as Sacrament of the Spirit
Social Analysis and the Church
Future Directions in Liberation Theology
Conclusion
Process Theology
Background
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Henri Bergson
Alfred North Whitehead
Charles Hartshorne
Schubert Ogden
The Task of Christian Theology
Ogden's Later Reflections on Analogy, the Normative Christian Witness, and a Christology of Liberation
John B. Cobb, Jr.
The God Who Calls and Human Possibility
Christ and Creative Transformation
Theology and "Praxis": Ecological Theology as Example
Conclusion
History and Hermeneutics
Wolfhart Pannenberg
Revelation as History
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Historical and Retroactive
Theology as an Intellectual Discipline
Anthropology as Fundamental Theology
Metaphysics and Systematic Theology
Critical Issues: The Rationality of Faith
Hans-Georg Gadamer
The Critique of Historicism and Romanticism
Recasting the Hermeneutical Circle
Hermeneutics of Belonging: Key Concepts
Self-Understanding, the New Testament, and Marburg Theology
Critical Issues: Gadamer in Dialogue and Confrontation
Paul Ricoeur
Phenomenology and the Symbols of Evil
The Hermeneutical Turn: From Symbol to Metaphor
Hermeneutics of Objectification: Key Concepts
Religious Language and Forms of Discourse
Narrative and Hermeneutics
Critical Issues
David Tracy
Theological Method and Fundamental Theology
The Method of Correlation and Revisionist Theology
Publics and Modes of Argument
The Theological Reception of Hermeneutical Theory
Religion and Ambiguity
Critical Issues
Hans Frei
The Critique of Modern Historical Criticism
Narrative and Identity
Against Correlation Theology
Redescription and Thick Description
Critical Issues
Conclusion
Evangelical Theology
Background
The Fundamentalist Defense of the Faith
The "New Evangelicalism"
Gerrit Cornelius Berkouwer
Co-Relationship
Holy Scripture
The Doctrine of Providence, Election, and Reprobation
The Last Things and Universalism
Carl F.H. Henry
The Bible, Revelation, and Authority
New Theological Soundings
Feminist Theology
Introduction: The Context of Twentieth-Century Feminist Theology
Mary Daly: The Move to "Post-Christian" Feminist Theology
Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza: Jesus and the "Discipleship of Equals"
Sallie McFague: Reconceiving God and Gender
Luce Irigaray: Feminist Philosophy and the Critique of Freud
Conclusion: "Difference" in Feminist Theology
Black Theology in America
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States
The Contexts of Black Theology in America
The Historical Context
The Cultural Context
The Social Context
The Black Manifesto
James H. Cone's Black Theology of Liberation
The Central Affirmations of Cone's Black Theology of Liberation
Black Womanist Theology: Texts, Traditions, and Trajectories
Texts: Womanist Interpretations of the Bible
Traditions: The Meaning of Jesus Christ in Womanist Theology
Trajectories: Womanist Moral and Ethical Thought
Theology of Religions: Christian Responses to Other Faiths
Introduction
Exclusivism
Roman Catholic Positions
Views Prior to Vatican II
The Inclusive Way of Karl Rahner
Theological Defenses of Religious Pluralism
Stanley Samartha
Wilfred Cantwell Smith
John Hick
Illustrations of the New Christian
Interreligious Dialogue
Christian Thought at the End of the Twentieth Century
The Modern and the Postmodern
Gordon D. Kaufman: Theology as Imaginative Construction
Radical and Conservative Postmodern Theologies: Thomas J. J. Altizer, Mark C. Taylor, and Jean-Luc Marion
Thomas J. J. Altizer
Mark C. Taylor
Jean-Luc Marion: A Conservative Postmodern Theology
Reformed Epistemology: The Critique of Modern Foundationalism and Evidentialism
Alvin Plantinga
Nicholas Wolterstorff
The Wittgensteinian Trajectory
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Wittgensteinians
Postliberal Theology
George Lindbeck
Stanley Hauerwas
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Index

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