Back to Top
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

God in Context

Sigurd Bergmann

God in Context

Sigurd Bergmann

$229.99

Hardback
In the 1970s theologians in Asia and Africa showed an interest in the way different cultural contexts influenced the interpretation of Christian belief. Manifestations of contextual theologies have since appeared in many parts of the world; animated international discussion about expressions, methods and theories for contextual theology have continued with the spread of contextual theology from the South to the North. The object of these theologies is to shed new light on the concept of incarnation. How does the incarnated God act in a liberating way? Contextual theology explores awareness of the interrelatedness of God and culture. This book surveys important concepts, positions and problems of contextual theology, dealing with different criteria for the interpretation of "context" and providing explanations of different theoretical models for contextual theology. Particular topics discussed include: the importance of place for the experience of God; a dynamic, correlative and communicative view of tradition; the approach to knowledge in contextualism and the greater right of the poor to aesthetic knowledge; human ecological formation of theology, and the contributions of pictorial art and architecture to contextual theology. Clearly explaining the importance of Contextual theology for all theology, this book offers an invaluable text for students and others exploring theology in context.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "God in Context"

In the 1970s theologians in Asia and Africa showed an interest in the way different cultural contexts influenced the interpretation of Christian belief. Manifestations of contextual theologies have since appeared in many parts of the world; animated international discussion about expressions, methods and theories for contextual theology have continued with the spread of contextual theology from the South to the North. The object of these theologies is to shed new light on the concept of incarnation. How does the incarnated God act in a liberating way? Contextual theology explores awareness of the interrelatedness of God and culture. This book surveys important concepts, positions and problems of contextual theology, dealing with different criteria for the interpretation of "context" and providing explanations of different theoretical models for contextual theology. Particular topics discussed include: the importance of place for the experience of God; a dynamic, correlative and communicative view of tradition; the approach to knowledge in contextualism and the greater right of the poor to aesthetic knowledge; human ecological formation of theology, and the contributions of pictorial art and architecture to contextual theology. Clearly explaining the importance of Contextual theology for all theology, this book offers an invaluable text for students and others exploring theology in context.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Sigurd Bergmann

Sigurd Bergmann received a 1995 doctor of theology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Lund and has held various positions at the University of Lund, University of Tromso, University of Goteborg, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

Table Of Contents

  • The Challenge To Theology; Place And Perspective; Tradition And Context; Knowledge And Context; Models Of Contextual Theology; Art And Context.

This item is a special order. Payment is by credit card only. Orders for this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

0 Available.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 233374
  • Product Code 0754606155
  • EAN 9780754606154
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category God & Trinity
  • Publisher Ashgate-gower Asia Pacific
  • Publication Date Sep 2003
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.403kg

Bestsellers in Theology