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Preface to Theology

W Clark Gilpin

Preface to Theology

W Clark Gilpin

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Acknowledgments Introduction: What Do Theologians Do? 1: The Fruition of the Seminary Ideal, 1720-1830 2: Scholarship and the Culture of Protestantism, 1830-1880 3: The Case for Theology in the University, 1880-1930 4: Intellectual Center of the Church's Life, 1930-1960 5: The Background of Possibilities Notes Index

- Publisher At a time of widespread perplexity about the social role of humanistic scholarship, few disciplines are as anxious about their nature and purposes as academic theology. In this important work, W. Clark Gilpin, dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, proposes that American theological scholarship become responsible to a threefold public: the churches, the academic community, and civil society. ^Gilpin approaches this goal indirectly, by investigating the historic social roles of Protestant theologians and the educational institutions in which they have pursued their scholarship and teaching. Ranging from analyses of the New England Puritan Cotton Mather to contemporary theologians as "public intellectuals," Gilpin proposes that we find out what theology "is" by asking what theologians "do," ^By showing how particular cultural problems have always shaped the work of theologians, Gilpin's work profoundly illuminates the foundations of American academic theology, providin

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Acknowledgments Introduction: What Do Theologians Do? 1: The Fruition of the Seminary Ideal, 1720-1830 2: Scholarship and the Culture of Protestantism, 1830-1880 3: The Case for Theology in the University, 1880-1930 4: Intellectual Center of the Church's Life, 1930-1960 5: The Background of Possibilities Notes Index
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At a time of widespread perplexity about the social role of humanistic scholarship, few disciplines are as anxious about their nature and purposes as academic theology. In this important work, W. Clark Gilpin, dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, proposes that American theological scholarship become responsible to a threefold public: the churches, the academic community, and civil society. ^Gilpin approaches this goal indirectly, by investigating the historic social roles of Protestant theologians and the educational institutions in which they have pursued their scholarship and teaching. Ranging from analyses of the New England Puritan Cotton Mather to contemporary theologians as "public intellectuals," Gilpin proposes that we find out what theology "is" by asking what theologians "do," ^By showing how particular cultural problems have always shaped the work of theologians, Gilpin's work profoundly illuminates the foundations of American academic theology, providin
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  • Catalogue Code 141234
  • Product Code 0226294005
  • EAN 9780226294001
  • Pages 238
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher University Of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1996
  • Dimensions 214 x 138 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.280kg

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