The Future of Theology
"In honor of Jurgen Moltmann's 70th birthday, twenty-six of the world's leading theologians - his friends, colleagues, interlocutors, and former students - have contributed to this volume on the future of theology. Moltmann himself has always sought to be both...
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"In honor of Jurgen Moltmann's 70th birthday, twenty-six of the world's leading theologians - his friends, colleagues, interlocutors, and former students - have contributed to this volume on the future of theology. Moltmann himself has always sought to be both contemporary and future-oriented: his theology can be viewed as an exercise not only from the perspective of God's future but also toward a new human future. Thus, a book on the future of theology takes up an aspect of "his" theme and "his" concern." "The essays in this volume attempt to revitalize theology as it confronts a difficult future. Despite the formidable obstacles that threaten the very survival of theology in the next century - religious and cultural plurality; the marginalization of theology in public discourse; increasing abstraction in the practice of theology; pressing issues of gender, race, poverty, and ecology; the seemingly archaic voice of theology in post-Christian societies - the contributors to this volume all believe in the future of theology as a vibrant discipline."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Front-ranking figures in today's theological enterprise have contributed to this superb collection of essays setting the agenda for theology in the twenty-first century. Contributors include Stanley Hauerwas, John Howard Yoder, Gustavo Gutierrez, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Hans Kung, and numerous others.
Miroslav Volf (Dr. Theol., University of Tubingen) is the Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology. Professor Volf's recent books include Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award, and The End Of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World.
A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Professor Volf was involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican Council for Promotion of Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (most recently in Christian-Muslim dialogue). A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe.
Koorong -Editorial Review.