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Theology and the Drama of History

Ben Quash

Theology and the Drama of History

Ben Quash

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'This book is, throughout, an invigorating and challenging read.' Church Times

- Publisher A new theological approach to the question of God??'s role in history.

- Publisher How can theology think and talk about history? Building on the work of the major twentieth-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar as well as entering into sharp critical debate with him, this book sets out to examine the value and the potential of a ???theodramatic??? conception of history. By engaging in dialogue not only with theologians and philosophers like von Balthasar, Hegel and Barth, but with poets and dramatists such as the Greek tragedians, Shakespeare and Gerard Manley Hopkins, the book makes its theological principles open and indebted to literary forms, and seeks to show how such a theology might be applied to a world intrinsically and thoroughly historical. By contrast with theologies that stand back from the contingencies of history and so fight shy of the uncertainties and openness of Christian existence, this book??'s theology is committed to taking seriously the God who works in time.

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About "Theology and the Drama of History"

'This book is, throughout, an invigorating and challenging read.' Church Times
- Publisher

A new theological approach to the question of God??'s role in history.
- Publisher

How can theology think and talk about history? Building on the work of the major twentieth-century theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar as well as entering into sharp critical debate with him, this book sets out to examine the value and the potential of a ???theodramatic??? conception of history. By engaging in dialogue not only with theologians and philosophers like von Balthasar, Hegel and Barth, but with poets and dramatists such as the Greek tragedians, Shakespeare and Gerard Manley Hopkins, the book makes its theological principles open and indebted to literary forms, and seeks to show how such a theology might be applied to a world intrinsically and thoroughly historical. By contrast with theologies that stand back from the contingencies of history and so fight shy of the uncertainties and openness of Christian existence, this book??'s theology is committed to taking seriously the God who works in time.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Ben Quash

The Rev. Dr Ben Quash is Dean and Fellow of Peterhouse and is the author of Theology and the Drama of History (CUP, 2005). The Rev. Dr Michael Ward is Chaplain of Peterhouse and author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis(OUP, 2007.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction; 1. Dramatizing Theology; 2. Freedom And Indifference; 3. Epic History And The Question Of Tragedy; 4. Eschatology And The Existential Register; 5. Analogy's Unaccountable Scaffolding; 6. Theodramatics, History And The Holy Spirit; Postscript.

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  • Catalogue Code 239499
  • Product Code 0521844347
  • EAN 9780521844345
  • Pages 250
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Aug 2005
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.590kg

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