This book of essays hopes to show that there is an important place today for a modest and unsystematic theology, consisting of 'theological fragments' rather than some grand theory.These theological fragments arise from and relate to specific situations, problems, contexts and communities. Here Duncan Forrester asks: What do the practices of Christian worship have to teach us about ethics? How can a word of reconciliation be heard in Northern Ireland? How do Dachau and the Rwanda genocide affect how we understand the Church? Are the modern mass media a threat or an opportunity for Christian communication? Duncan B. Forrester is Emeritus Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Table Of Contents
- 1. Theological Fragments: Introduction; 2. Biblical Interpretation And Cultural Relativism; 3. The End Of Sacraments? Sacramental Action And Discipleship; 4. Education And Moral Values: Who Educates? 5. The Gay Vocation; 6. The Church And The Concentration Camp: Some Thoughts On Moral Community; 7. The Mystery Of The Human Person In Community; 8. Welfare And Human Nature; 9. Violence And Non-violence In Conflict Resolution: Some Theological Comments; 10. The Blessed Virgin Mary: A Pastoral Approach; 11. Ethics And Salvation; 12. A Nonsense Pointing Nowhere?