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Future of Christian Theology

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ISBN-10: 1405142731

ISBN-13: 9781405142731

Edition: 2011

Authors: David F. Ford

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The Future of Christian Theology represents a personal manifesto from one of the world's leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the twenty-first century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise. Represents an outstanding and engaging account of the task of theology today Offers an insightful description of what makes for discerning and creative theology. Written from the perspective of decades of experience, and in close dialogue with theologians of other faiths Features a strong interfaith and public theology dimension, and a contemporary portrait of the field from the inside A hopeful and illuminating search for wisdom and understanding in the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Source Acknowledgments
A Cry for Wisdom: Theology for the Twenty-first Century
From the Twentieth to the Twenty-first Century: Theological Abundance and Variety
Four Elements of Wise Creativity
Drama in Bible, Theology, and Life
The Bible: More Dramatic 'than Epic or Lyric
Gospel of John - Epic, Lyric, and above all Dramatic
Intensity and Extensity in the Ongoing Drama
Conclusion: Drama, Wise Theological Creativity, and an Unanswered Question
A Dramatic Code for Twenty-first Century Theology
Modern Secularity and the Health of the Public Sphere
A Drama-centered Account of Modernity
A Dramatic Code for Theology Today
Conclusion: Within and Beyond the Drama
Desire Above All
A Balanced Dynamic of Theological Moods
Between Closed Religion and Wide Open Religion
Theological Moods in Bible and Tradition
God-centered Moods: The Divine Passive
Belonging: Church, Collegiality, Conversation
Belonging to God and Each Other through Covenant
Theological Creativity in and for the Church
Learning and Teaching Together: Collegiality
Extended Belonging: Conversations
Intensive Belonging: Cohabitations, Collaborations, and Movements
Intimate Belonging: Friendships
Conclusion: Complex Belonging
Church and Society
First Case Study: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Continuing This Drama
Contemporary Case: Theological Tasks for the Church in Democratic Civil Societies
Inter-Faith Blessing
A Jewish Blessing: Dabru Emet
A Muslim Blessing: A Common Word
Scriptural Reasoning as "First Inter-Faith Theology"
Seeking Wisdom for Inter-Faith Engagement: A Muscat Manifesto
Civil Wisdom
New Theology and Religious Studies: Shaping, Teaching, and Funding a Field
What is New Theology and Religious Studies?
A Framework for Creativity
Other Frameworks
Curriculum and Teachers
The Global Potential of New Theology and Religious Studies
Becoming a Theologian: The Apprentice
Disciple and Apprentice
Retrieval - A Receptive, Reading Self
Engagement - A Loved and Loving Self
Thinking - An Imaginative, Discerning Self
Communication - A Witnessing, Poetic Self
The Bible: Creative Source of Theology
How the Bible Has Shaped This Manifesto
What Sort of Bible Reading is This?
The Four Elements of Wise and Creative Theology in the Bible
A Biblical Hope for Twenty-first Century Theology
Notes and References