Twentieth-Century Theologians A New Introduction to Modern Christian Thought

ISBN-10: 1845119568

ISBN-13: 9781845119560

Edition: 2010

Authors: Philip Kennedy

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One needs to be a lunatic to become a Christian, the 19th century Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard once observed. Had he lived in the 20th century he might have discerned even more of an obstacle to faith. For during the last century the human condition changed more rapidly than during any previous era, taking that condition far away from the historical circumstances in which Christianity was born. In his new book Philip Kennedy explores the ways Christian theologians of the 20th century tried to live a productive religious life in a world overtaken by massive upheaval and innovation. The book is distinctive in a number of respects. First, it differs from other surveys of theology by adopting a biographical method, examining the lives of its subjects in historical context. Second, it is more progressive than its competitors, covering many theologians other than white male professors - espcially women - who have worked outside the academy or on the margins of the churches. Third, it is international, focusing on theologians in all the continents of the world rather than just Europe or North America. Fourth, it makes no assumptions that its readers are religious or that theology is uniquely credible. There is a need for a sensitive new textbook reassessing the subject in the light of modern concerns and scepticism about religion. This book meets that need.
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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Philip F. Kennedy is Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University, and Vice Provost for Public Programming for the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.

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the twentieth century
Adolf von Harnack: 1851-1930
Alfred Firmin Loisy: 1857-1940
Evelyn Underhill: 1875-1941
Albert Schweitzer: 1875-1965
Karl Barth: 1886-1968
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 1906-45
Paul Tillich: 1886-1965
Dorothy Day: 1897-1980
Karl Rahner: 1904-84
Yves Congar: 1904-95
Edward Schillebeeckx: b.1914
Mary Daly: b.1928
J�rgen Moltmann: b.1926
Gordon Kaufman: b.1925
Gustavo Guti�rrez: b.1928
Uta Ranke-Heinemann: b.1928
John Hick: b.1922
Tissa Balasuriya: b.1924
Don Cupitt: b.1934
Mercy Amba Oduyoye: b.1934
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