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Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardback)

Dr. Paul L. Allen

Edité par Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2012
ISBN 10: 0567019470 / ISBN 13: 9780567019479
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Titre : Theological Method: A Guide for the ...

Éditeur : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed is a book that introduces the reader to the practice of doing theology. It provides a historical survey of key figures and concepts that bear on an understanding of difficult methodological issues in Christian theology. Beginning with a description of philosophical themes that affect the way theology is done today, it summarizes the various theological methods deployed by theologians and churches over two millennia of Christian thought. The book uncovers patterns in the theological task of relating biblical texts with beliefs and doctrines, according to historically conditioned theological and cultural priorities. The book s highlights include a discussion of Augustine s epoch-making De doctrina Christiana. Also receiving close attention is the relationship between philosophy and theology during the Middle Ages, the meaning of sola scriptura for the Protestant Reformers, the methods of key interpreters of doctrine in the nineteenth century and the theological priorities of the Radical Orthodoxy movement. N° de réf. du libraire AA79780567019479

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Synopsis : Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed is a book that introduces the reader to the practice of doing theology. It provides a historical survey of key figures and concepts that bear on an understanding of difficult methodological issues in Christian theology. Beginning with a description of philosophical themes that affect the way theology is done today, it summarizes the various theological methods deployed by theologians and churches over two millennia of Christian thought. The book uncovers patterns in the theological task of relating biblical texts with beliefs and doctrines, according to historically conditioned theological and cultural priorities. The book's highlights include a discussion of Augustine's epoch-making De doctrina Christiana. Also receiving close attention is the relationship between philosophy and theology during the Middle Ages, the meaning of sola scriptura for the Protestant Reformers, the methods of key interpreters of doctrine in the nineteenth century and the theological priorities of the 'Radical Orthodoxy' movement.

Critique: Allen's book certainly moves towards meeting the lack of a handy primer on the history of theological method, even though, given the complexity of the enterprise, it does not claim to be more than a primer. Lonergan provides the constant background music or counterpoint, but, to the author's credit, he resists the temptation to launch into extensive presentations of his theological method. He does, however, make the tantalizing observation that both Augustine and Lonergan have a notion of revelation that is not only outer word but also inner word, and that therefore lends support to a theological method that builds upon both text and the converted community of believers.-"Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education"

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