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The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology

Gareth Jones (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20685-9
608 pages
February 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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  • In this major reference work, a team of the world's leading theologians provides a powerful overview of modern theology
  • Covers theology's relation to other disciplines, the history of theology, major themes, key figures and contemporary issues
  • Can be used as the basis for an introductory course or as an essential reference source
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Notes on Contributors vii

Preface xii

Part I Theology and . . . 1

1 The Practice of Faith
Robin Gill 3

2 Biblical Studies
John Barton 18

3 Philosophy
David B. Burrell 34

4 Culture
Charles T. Mathewes 47

5 Social Theory
Don Browning 65

6 Theological Anthropology
Ray Anderson 82

7 History
William Dean 95

Part II History 111

8 Patristics
G. R. Evans and Morwenna Ludlow 113

9 Medieval Theology
Stephen F. Brown 133

10 Reformation
Carl R. Trueman 147

11 Modernity
Garrett Green 162

Part III Themes 181

12 Trinity
Bruce D. Marshall 183

13 Incarnation
John Webster 204

14 Redemption
Esther D. Reed 227

15 Eschatology
Andrew Chester 243

16 Church and Sacraments
Gavin D'Costa 258

Part IV Key Modern Figures 277

17 Kant
Gareth Jones 279

18 Hegel
Merold Westphal 293

19 Schleiermacher
Dawn DeVries 311

20 Barth
Mark Lindsay 327

21 Rahner
Karen Kilby 343

22 Bonhoeffer
John W. de Gruchy 357

23 Bultmann and Tillich
James M. Byrne 372

24 Von Balthasar
Mark McIntosh 388

Part V Contemporary Issues 403

25 Christianity and Other Religions
Ian Markham 405

26 Economics and Social Justice
Martyn Percy 418

27 Feminism
Patricia Daniel 434

28 Rediscovery of Mysticism
Ralph Norman 449

29 The Context of Eco-theology
Laurel Kearns 466

30 Drama, Film and Postmodernity
Richard Arrandale 485

31 Race
M. Shawn Copeland 499

32 Science
Robert John Russell and Kirk Wegter-McNelly 512

Index 557

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Gareth Jones is Professor of Christian Theology and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University College. He is the author of a number of books including Christian Theology: A Brief Introduction (1999).
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  • An authoritative overview of modern theology written by the world's leading theologians
  • Covers theology's relation to other disciplines, the history of theology, major themes, key figures and contemporary issues
  • Can be used as the basis for an introductory course or as an essential reference source
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"The book is an unqualified success, and should be compulsory reading for anyone who seriously wants to understand why theology, while it may be post-modern, can never be pre-modern again."
The Revd Keith Ward, University of Oxford, The Church Times
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