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Suffering Divine Things

Paperback|Jan 2000
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How do Christian beliefs and practices interrelate? What is the nature and task of theology? These questions have reemerged in the contemporary discussion with new vigor. In this book Reinhard H tter explores the link between Christian theory and action, rigorously arguing for a renewed understanding of theology as a distinct church practice. Using "pathos"-"suffering" God's saving activity-as a powerful theological motif, H tter offers fresh insight into the relationships between the Holy Spirit and the church, doctrine and theology, and beliefs and practices. In addition, H tter shows how reclaiming "pathos" as a central motif for theology challenges modern and postmodern views focused on human identity, agency, and creativity as definitive of theology's nature and task. Throughout, H tter remains acutely aware of recent trends in theological discourse and develops his argument in conversation with leading contemporary thinkers from North America and Europe. His constructive work pr

  • Catalogue Code 146823
  • Product Code 0802846882
  • EAN 9780802846884
  • Pages 332
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category God & Trinity
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jan 2000
  • Dimensions 234 x 159 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.473kg

Reinhard Hutter

Hutter is associate professor of Christian Theology, Duke Divinity School.