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The Modern Theologians Reader

David F. Ford (Editor), Mike Higton (Editor), Simeon Zahl (With)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17111-3 December 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 472 Pages

Description

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

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.

The Modern Theologians Reader

The Modern Theologians Reader is an outstanding selection of the key writings in modern theology, with each extract introduced and annotated to support student learning.

  • A unique stand-alone text which can also be used alongside the highly successful textbook, The Modern Theologians
  • Features introductory notes and annotations with each extract to help students understand the relevance and importance of the reading
  • Includes selections from major 20th-century theologians and theological movements, and texts on Christian theology's relation to science, globalization, and other faiths such as Buddhism and Judaism
Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Part I: Classics of the Twentieth Century 5

Chapter 1: Karl Barth 7

Chapter 2: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 19

Chapter 3: Paul Tillich 30

Chapter 4: Henri de Lubac 41

Chapter 5: Karl Rahner 54

Chapter 6: Hans Urs von Balthasar 64

Part II: Theological Responses to Modernity in Europe and the USA 73

Section A: Germany 75

Chapter 7: Wolfhart Pannenberg 75

Chapter 8: Jürgen Moltmann 86

Section B: Britain 96

Chapter 9: T.F. Torrance 96

Chapter 10: Anglican Theology 104

Section C: USA 115

Chapter 11: The Niebuhrs 115

Section D: The Contemporary Scene: Reappropriating Traditions 124

Chapter 12: Revisionists and Liberals 124

Chapter 13: Postliberal Theology 135

Chapter 14: Systematic Theology after Barth 144

Chapter 15: Roman Catholic Theology after Vatican II 157

Section E: Texts, Truth, and Signification 167

Chapter 16: Biblical Interpretation 167

Chapter 17: Philosophical Theology 181

Chapter 18: Postmodern Theology 192

Part III: Theology and the Sciences 205

Chapter 19: Theology and the Natural Sciences 207

Chapter 20: Theology and the Social Sciences 225

Part IV: Theology, Prayer, and Practice 237

Chapter 21: Theology and Spirituality 239

Chapter 22: Pastoral and Practical Theology 248

Part V: Particularizing Theology 259

Chapter 23: Feminism, Gender, and Theology 261

Chapter 24: Black Theology of Liberation 273

Chapter 25: Latin American Liberation Theology 284

Chapter 26: African Theology 294

Chapter 27: Theologies of South Asia 303

Chapter 28: Contextual Theology in East Asia 315

Chapter 29: Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation 325

Part VI: Global Engagements 335

Chapter 30: Ecumenical Theology 337

Chapter 31: Eastern Orthodox Theology 348

Chapter 32: Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology 357

Chapter 33: Evangelical Theology 366

Part VII: Theology Between Faiths 377

Chapter 34: Theology of Religions 379

Chapter 35: Judaism and Christian Theology 390

Chapter 36: Islam and Christian Theology 398

Chapter 37: Buddhism and Christian Theology 408

Part VIII: Theology in Many Media 423

Chapter 38: Theology and the Visual Arts, Music, and Film 425

Index 442

“In short, although an increasing number of theological readers have been produced in recent years, at this time The Modern Theologians Reader is the clear choice for those who are engaged with this time period. Some will undoubtedly wish that this or that text had been omitted or added; nonetheless, all should be able to agree that Ford and Higton have effectively addressed the needs of most modern Christian theology teachers.”  (Reviews in Religion & Theology, 3 July 2013)

“For a course on modern theology, this reader will soon become standard fare.”  (Religious Studies Review, 7 March 2013)

“This is a cornucopia of very well judged selections from significant and usually interesting theologians mostly Christian, from the early 20th Century.”  (Regent's Reviews, 1 April 2012)

 

  • A unique stand-alone text which can also be used alongside the highly successful textbook, The Modern Theologians
  • Features introductory notes and annotations with each extract to help students understand the relevance and importance of the reading
  • Includes selections from major 20th-century theologians and theological movements, and texts on Christian theology's relation to science, globalization, and other faiths such as Buddhism and Judaism