Imagining Theology: Encounters With God in Scripture, Interpretation, and Aesthetics
:The imagination is where the Creator chooses to meet his creatures, says renowned theologian Garrett Green. The word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit set the imagination free for genuine and creative knowledge of God, the world,...
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:The imagination is where the Creator chooses to meet his creatures, says renowned theologian Garrett Green. The word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit set the imagination free for genuine and creative knowledge of God, the world, others, and the self. Green explains that theology is best understood as human imagination faithfully conformed to the Bible as the paradigmatic key to the Christian gospel. He unpacks the implications of the imagination for a variety of theological issues, such as interpretation, aesthetics, eschatology, and the relationship between church and culture.
Garrett Green (PhD, Yale University) is professor emeritus at Connecticut College, where he taught for four decades.nbsp;He is the author of several books, including Imagining God: Theology and the Religious Imagination and Theology, Hermeneutics, and Imagination, and he is the translator of Karl Barth on Religion: The Revelation of God as the Sublimation of Religion. He gave the Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham in 1998 while he was a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. Green has held research positions in Germany as a Fulbright and Humboldt scholar.nbsp;He also served two terms as chair of the Nineteenth Century Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion and is active in the Society for the Study of Theology (UK), the Duodecim Theological Society, the New Haven Theological Discussion Group, and the Karl Barth Society of North America.
- :<b>contents</b>1. Toward A Normative Christian Imagination<b>part 1: Imagination And Theological Hermeneutics</b>2. Myth, History, And Imagination: The Creation Narratives In The Bible And Theology3. Who's Afraid Of Ludwig Feuerbach? Suspicion And The Religious Imagination4. The Crisis Of Mainline Christianity And The Liberal Failure Of Imagination5. Hans Frei And The Hermeneutics Of The Second Na&iuml;vet&eacute;<b>part 2: Metaphor, Aesthetics, And Gender</b>6. The Mirror, The Lamp, And The Lens: On The Limits Of Imagination7. Barth On Beauty: The Ambivalence Of Reformed Aesthetics8. The Gender Of God And The Theology Of Metaphor<b>part 3: Modernity And Eschatology In Christian Imagination</b>9. The Adulthood Of The Modern Age: Hamann's Critique Of Kantian Enlightenment10. Kant As Christian Apologist: The Failure Of Accommodationist Theology11. Moltmann's Two Eschatologies12. The Eschatological Imagination<b>part 4: Theology Of Religion And The Religions</b>13. The Myth Of Religion: How To Think Christianly In A Secular World14. Pluralism And The Religious Imagination15. Imaginary Gods And The Anonymous Christ<b>part 5: Conclusion</b>16. Christian Theology In A Post-christian Ageindex