Journey of Modern Theology From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

ISBN-10: 0830840214
ISBN-13: 9780830840212
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Authors: Roger E. Olson
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List price: $40.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 3.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Modernity has been an age of revolutions--political, scientific, industrial and philosophical. Consequently, it has also been an age of revolutions in theology, as Christians attempt to make sense of their faith in light of the cultural upheavals around them, what Walter Lippman once called the "acids of modernity." Modern theology is the result of this struggle to think responsibly about God within the modern cultural ethos.In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th Century Theology (1992), co-authored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson widens the scope of the story to include a fuller account of modernity, more material on the nineteenth century and an engagement with postmodernity. More importantly, the entire narrative is now recast in terms of how theologians have accommodated or rejected the Enlightenment and scientific revolutions. With that question in mind, Olson guides us on the epic journey of modern theology, from the liberal "reconstruction" of theology that originated with Friedrich Schleiermacher to the postliberal and postmodern "deconstruction" of modern theology that continues today.The Journey of Modern Theology is vintage Olson: eminently readable, panoramic in scope, at once original and balanced, and marked throughout by a passionate concern for the church's faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This will no doubt become another standard text in historical theology.

Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform, The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity (both InterVarsity Press) and The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology (Westminster John Knox). He is also coauthor of 20th-Century Theology: God & the World in a Transitional Age and Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God (both with Stanley J. Grenz, InterVarsity Press), and of The Trinity (with Christopher A. Hall, Eerdmans).

Preface
Introduction
Modernity Challenges Traditional Theology: The Context of Early Modern Theology
Science Revises the Heavens
Philosophers Lay New Foundations for Knowledge
Deists Create a New Natural Religion
Critical Philosophers Limit Religion to Reason
Realists, Romanticists and Existentialists Respond
Liberal Theologies Reconstruct Christianity in Light of Modernity
Friedrich Schleiermacher Launches a Copernican Revolution in Theology
Albrecht Ritschl and His Disciples Accommodate to Modernity
Ernst Troeltsch Relativizes Christianity
Catholic Modernists Attempt to Bring Rome up to Date
Conservative Protestant Theology Defends Orthodoxy in a Modern Way
Mediating Theologies Build Bridges between Orthodoxy and Liberalism
Isaak August Dorner Bridges the Gap between Liberal and Orthodox Theologies
Horace Bushnell Searches for a Progressive Orthodoxy
Neo-Orthodox/Dialectical/Kerygmatic Theologies Revive the Reformation in the Modern Context
Karl Barth Drops a Bombshell on the Theologians' Playground
Rudolf Bultmann Existentializes and Demythologizes Christianity
Reinhold Niebuhr Rediscovers Original Sin and Develops Christian Realism
Chastened Liberal Theologies Renew and Revise the Dialogue with Modernity
Paul Tillich Describes God as the Ground of Being, a "God above God"
Process Theology Brings God Down to Earth
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Radical Theologians Envision a Religionless Christianity
Theologians Look to the Future with Hope
J�rgen Moltmann Renews Confidence in the Final Triumph of God
Wolfhart Pannenberg Revitalizes Rational Faith in History's God
Liberation Theologies Protest Injustice and Oppression
Catholic Theologians Engage with Modernity
Karl Rahner Finds God in Human Experience
Hans K�ng Advocates a New Paradigm of Catholic Theology
Hans Urs von Balthasar Bases Christian Truth on Beauty
Evangelical Theology Comes of Age and Wrestles with Modernity
Postmodern Theologians Rebel against Modernity
Postliberal Theologians and Stanley Hauerwas Develop a Third Way in Theology
John Caputo Deconstructs Religion with the Kingdom of God
Conclusion

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