The Vocation of Theology Today

The Vocation of Theology Today

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What is the task of theology in a complex religious and secular world? What are theologians called to contribute to society, the churches, and the academy? Can theology be both fully faithful to Christian tradition and Scripture, and fully open to the challenges of the twenty-first century? In this book, an international team of contributors, including some of the best-known names in the field, respond to these questions in programmatic essays that set the direction for future debates about the vocation of theology. David Ford, in whose honor the collection is produced, has been for many years a key figure in articulating and shaping the role of contemporary theology. The contributors are his colleagues, collaborators, and former students, and their essays engage in dialogue with his work. The main unifying feature of this exciting collection is not Ford's work per se, however, but a shared engagement with the pressing question of theology's vocation today.emerge from people brought up in and shaped by some quite small-scale practices, and they in turn repair and ... In this perspective, it is clear that social science and social history may be able to offer detailed accounts to supplement, fill out, and refine the broad picture sketched in Forda#39;s short ... Through this second topic, Brown moves away from the institutional focus, which reproduces the zero-sum 14.

Title:The Vocation of Theology Today
Author:Tom Greggs, Rachel Muers
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2013-02-08


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