Global Dictionary of Theology
The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the centre of Christianity from the West to the global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global...
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The Global Dictionary of Theology is inspired by the shift of the centre of Christianity from the West to the global South. But it also reflects the increase in two-way traffic between these two sectors as well as the global awareness that has permeated popular culture to an unprecedented degree.
^The Global Dictionary of Theology has approximately 250 articles written by over 100 contributors representing a global spectrum of theological perspectives. The full range of standard theological topics are represented, but in addition to the Western tradition the GDT canvasses the array of theologies that are currently being worked out around the globe. Many articles are composite in nature and achieve a sort of conversation between more than one global perspective. The GDT surveys, describes and classifies the rich variety of theological perspectives that have grown in local and diverse soils around the globe.
^^In an age of unprecedented global awareness, the GDT will become a standard launching point of theological research that will enrich every student's understanding of theology
^^Moving beyond mission theology, it explores the local and global theological fruit of the inculturation of the gospel.
William A. Dyrness (D.Theol., University of Strasbourg; Doctorandus., Free University, Amsterdam) professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a former missionary and the author of several books, including The Earth Is God's: A Theology of American Culture; Changing the Mind of Missions: Where Have We Gone Wrong?; Learning About Theology from the Third World; How Does America Hear the Gospel?; Themes in Old Testament Theology and Reformed Theology and Visual Culture.
He is the co-editor of Global Dictionary of Theology. with Veli-Matti Karkkainen and A Primer on Christian Worship: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go. Most recently he has authored Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life
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Veli-Matti Karkkainen (D.Theol and DrTheol, Habil, University of Helsinki) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Dozent of Ecumenics.
A prolific writer, Karkkinen has published 11 books in English (and seven in his native language, Finnish), most recently The Trinity: Global Perspectives (2007), One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification (2004), and Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (2004), Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective and Christology: A Global Introduction. as well as more than 100 articles, which have appeared in international scholarly journals.
He is also the editor (with William Dyrness) of Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He is a member of three working groups of the World Council of Churches and has participated in numerous international consultations. He is also an external examiner for Wales University.