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The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0277-3
848 pages
September 2005, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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This popular text has been updated to ensure that it continues to provide a current and comprehensive overview of the main Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  • Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and gives a clear picture of a particular movement, topic or individual.
  • New and updated treatments of topics covered in earlier editions, with over half the chapters new to this edition or revised by new authors.
  • New section singling out six classic theologians of the twentieth century.
  • Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and Evangelical theologies.
  • Completely new chapters on spirituality, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, postcolonial biblical interpretation, Pentecostal theology, Islam and Christian theology, Buddhism and Christian theology, and theology and film.
  • As in previous editions, the text opens with a full introduction to modern theology.
  • Epilogue discussing the present situation and prospects of Christian theology in the twenty-first century.
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction to Modern Christian Theology (David F. Ford).

Part I: Classics of the Twentieth Century.

1. Karl Barth (Daniel W. Hardy).

2. Dietrich Bonheoffer (Wayne Whitson Floyd).

3. Paul Tillich (David H. Kelsey).

4. Henri de Lubac (John Milbank).

5. Karl Rahner (Karen Kilby).

6. Hans Urs von Balthasar (Ben Quash).

Part II: Theological Responses to Modernity in Europe and the USA.

Section A: Germany.

7. Wolfhart Pannenberg (Christoph Schwobel).

8. Jurgen Moltmann (Richard Bauckham).

Section B: Britain.

9. T.F. Torrance (Daniel W. Hardy).

10. Anglican Theology (Peter Sedgwick).

Section C: USA.

11. H. Richard Niebuhr (Stanley Hauerwas).

12. Reinhold Niebuhr (William Werpehowski).

13. Revisionists and Liberals 9James J. Buckley).

Section D: The Contemporary Scene: Reappropriating Traditions.

14. Postliberal Theology (James Fodor).

15. Systematic Theology after Barth: Jungel, Jenson, and Gunton (John Webster).

16. Roman Catholic Theology after Vatican II (Paul D. Murray).

Section E: Texts, Truth , and Signification.

17. Biblical Interpretation (Anthony C. Thiselton).

18. Philosophical Theology (Ingolf U. Dalferth).

19. Postmodern Theology (Graham Ward).

Part III: Theology and the Sciences.

20. Theology and the Physical Sciences (Philip Clayton).

21. Theology and the Biological Sciences (Celia Deane Drummond).

22. Theology and the Social Sciences (Richard H. Roberts).

Part IV: Theology, Prayer, and Practice.

23. Theology and Spirituality (Mark A. McIntosh).

24. Pastoral and Practical Theology (Stephen Pattison and Gordon Lynch).

Part V: Particularizing Theology.

25. Feminism, Gender, and Theology (Rachel Muers).

26. Black Theology of Liberation (Dwight N. Hopkins).

27. Latin American Liberation Theology (Rebecca S. Chopp and Ethna Regan).

28. African Technology (Tinyiko Sam Maluleke).

29. Theologies of South Asia (Felix Wilfred).

30. Contextual Theology in East Asian (Archie Chi Chung Lee).

31. Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation (R.S. Sugirtharajah).

Part VI: Global Engagements.

32. Ecumenical Theology (Mary Tanner).

33. Eastern Orthodox Theology (Rowan Williams).

34. Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology (Allan Anderson).

35. Evangelical Theology (David F. Wells).

Part VII: Theology Between Faiths.

36. Theology of Religions (Gavin D'Costa).

37. Judaism and Christian Theology (Ataullah Siddiqui).

38. Islam and Christian Theology (Ataullah Siddiqui).

39. Buddhism and Christian Theology (Paul O. Ingram).

Part VIII: Theology in Many Media.

40. Theology and the Visual Arts (John W. de Gruchy).

41. Theology and Music (Jeremy S. Begbie).

42. Theology and Film (Jolyon Mitchell).

Epilogue: Twelve theses for Christian Theology in the Twenty-First century (David F. Ford).

Glossary.

Index.

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David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books, including: Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2000), Self and Salvation: Being Transformed (1999), The Shape of Living (1997), Meaning and Truth in 2 Corinthians (1988, with Frances M. Young), Jubilate. Theology in Praise (1984, with Daniel W. Hardy), and Barth and Gods Story. Biblical Narrative and the Theological Method of Karl Barth in the Church Dogmatics (1981). He also directs the Cambridge Interfaith Programme and is a member of the editorial board of a number of major journals, including Modern Theology and Scottish Journal of Theology.

Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter and author of Keeping God’s Silence (Blackwell, 2005)

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  • Third edition of this popular introduction to the main Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and gives a clear picture of a particular movement, topic or individual
  • Revisions and new authors of chapters in earlier editions, with over half new to this edition or revised by new authors
  • New section singling out six classic theologians of the twentieth-century
  • Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and Evangelical theologies
  • Completely new chapters on spirituality, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, postcolonial biblical interpretation, Pentecostal theology, Islam and Christian theology, Buddhism and Christian theology, and theology and film
  • As in previous editions, the text opens with a full introduction to modern theology
  • Epilogue discussing the present situation and prospects of Christian theology in the twenty-first century
See More
"An excellent textbook overview of the theology of our time ... comprehensive, clearly written, fair and most informative." Journal of Religion (of the first edition)


"A distinguished and outstanding work." Theology (of the first edition)

"The coverage provided is good, with no significant gaps evident." Reformed Theological Journal

"The Modern Theologians is a unique and valuable introduction to Christian theology. [...] It is to be warmly commended as a fresh resource for anyone seeking a path into the breadth and rigours of theological conversation today, and over the past one hundred years." Revd Dr Simon Oliver, University of Wales Lampeter, Church Times

"This book represents exceptional value for money, all too rare in theological publishing. We are in the editors' debt. Buy it, read it, and be lured onto new theological ground. I hope its spine is up to the use it will no doubt get." Philip McCosker, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 13:2

“A valuable resource for anyone trying to find an entry point into understanding the cacophony of modern theologies.”
John F. Brug
Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly

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