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Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context

Paperback|Nov 2000
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What role does scripture play in the task of the church? What value do past theological constructs offer today? How does culture affect theological reflection? In this book, the authors move past the Enlightenment foundational approach to offer a methodology...


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What role does scripture play in the task of the church? What value do past theological constructs offer today? How does culture affect theological reflection? In this book, the authors move past the Enlightenment foundational approach to offer a methodology for doing theology in a postmodern age. Writing for readers of all denominations, they propose a new theological method that uses three sources* the Spirit speaking authoritatively through the biblical text; tradition providing a historical interpretative framework; and culture as the context for constructive theological reflection. This method, they argue, fosters a Christian theology that acknowledges the whole of God (Father, Son and Spirit), takes full account of the experience of the faith community, and is future-oriented.
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1. Beyond Fragmentation: Theology And The Contemporary Setting 2. Beyond Foundationalism: Theology After Modernity 3. Scripture: Theology's "Norming Norm" 4. Tradition: Theology's Hermeneutical Trajectory 5. Culture: Theology's Embedding Context 6. The Trinity: Theology's Structural Motif 7. Community: Theology's Integrative Motif 8. Eschatology: Theology's Orienting Motif
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In Beyond Foundationalism, Grenz & Franke move past the Enlightenment foundational approach to offer a revolutionary methodology for doing theology in a postmodern age. Writing to both mainline & evangelical theologians, they propose a new theological method that uses three sources: the Spirit speaking authoritatively through the biblical text; tradition providing a historical interpretive framework; & culture as context for constructive theological reflection. This method, they argue, fosters a Christian theology that acknowledges the whole of God (Father, Son, & Spirit); utilizes the faith community as the organizing principle or integrative motif; & is future-oriented.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 158570
  • Product Code 0664257690
  • EAN 9780664257699
  • Pages 298
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2000
  • Sales Rank 31770
  • Dimensions 229 x 153 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.460kg

Stanley J Grenz

Stanley J. Grenz (1950-2005) received his D.Theol. at the University of Munich, where completed his dissertation under the supervision of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Grenz worked within the local church context as a youth director, assistant pastor and pastor, in addition he preached and lectured in numerous churches, colleges, universities and seminaries in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. From 1990 until his unexpected death, Grenz held the position of Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College and at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Grenz wrote or co-authored twenty-five books, the most recent of which is Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (2004). His other books include The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei (Westminster John Knox), Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context(with John R. Franke; Westminster John Knox), The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics (IVP), A Primer on Postmodernism (Eerdmans), Women in the Church: A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry (with Denise Muir Kjesbo; IVP), Revisioning Evangelical Theology: A Fresh Agenda for the 21st Century (IVP), and The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options (IVP).

John R Franke

John R. Franke, (D.Phil. University of Oxford) is Professor of Theology at Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield PA. Dr. Franke is particularly interested in engaging postmodern thought and culture from the perspective of Christian faith in order to explore the opportunities and challenges they present for the witness and ministry of the gospel. In addition to teaching at Biblical, he has lectured and taught on the relationships between theology, ministry, and postmodernity in the United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand and is actively involved in research and writing. In addition to publishing numerous articles and reviews, he is the co-author of Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context and the author of The Character of Theology and Barth for Armchair Theologians.

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