The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918, 3rd Edition
September 2005, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
- 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.
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).
Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Exeter and author of Keeping God’s Silence (Blackwell, 2005)
- Third edition of this popular introduction to the main
Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first
- 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
- Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman
Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and
- 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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evident." Reformed Theological Journal
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breadth and rigours of theological conversation today, and over the
past one hundred years." Revd Dr Simon Oliver, University of
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