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The journey of modern theology : from reconstruction to deconstruction

Author: Roger E Olson
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Modernity has been an age of revolutionspolitical, scientific, industrial and philosophical. Consequently, it has also been an age of revolutions in theology, as Christians attempt to make sense of their faith in light of the cultural upheavals around them, what Walter Lippman once called the 'acids of modernity.' Modern theology is the result of this struggle to think responsibly about God within the modern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger E Olson
ISBN: 9780830840212 0830840214
OCLC Number: 845516331
Description: 720 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The cultural context of modern theology --
1. Modernity challenges traditional theology : The context of early modern theology ; Science revises the heavens ; Philosophers lay new foundations for knowledge ; Deists create a new natural religion ; Critical philosophers limit religion to reason ; Realists, romanticists and existentialists respond --
2. Liberal theologies reconstruct Christianity in light of modernity : Friedrich Schleiermacher launches a Copernican revolution in theology ; Albrecht Ritschl and his disciples accommodate to modernity ; Ernst Troeltsch relativizes Christianity ; Catholic modernists attempt to bring Rome up to date --
3. Conservative Protestant theology defends orthodoxy in a modern way --
4. Mediating theologies build bridges between orthodoxy and liberalism ; Isaak August Dorner bridges the gap between liberal and orthodox theologies ; Horace Bushnell searches for a progressive orthodoxy --
5. Neo-Orthodox/dialectical/kerygmatic theologies revive the Reformation in the modern context : Karl Barth drops a bombshell on the theologians' playground ; Rudolf Bultmann existentializes and demythologizes Christianity ; Reinhold Niebuhr rediscovers original sin and develops Christian realism --
6. Chastened liberal theologies renew and revise the dialogue with modernity : Paul Tillich describes God as the ground of being, a "God above God" ; Process theology brings God down to earth --
7. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and radical theologians envision a religionless Christianity --
8. Theologians look to the future with hope : Jurgen Moltmann renews confidence in the final triumph of God ; Wolfhart Pannenberg revitalizes rational faith in history's God --
9. Liberation theologies protest injustice and oppression --
10. Catholic theologians engage with modernity : Karl Rahner finds God in human experience ; Hans Kung advocates a new paradigm of Catholic theology ; Hans Urs von Balthasar bases Christian truth on beauty --
11. Evangelical theology comes of age and wrestles with modernity --
12. Postmodern theologians rebel against modernity : Postliberal theologians and Stanley Hauerwas develop a third way in theology ; John Caputo deconstructs religion with the kingdom of God.
Responsibility: Roger E. Olson.


In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th-Century Theology (1992), coauthored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson tells the full story of modern theology from Descartes to Caputo, from  Read more...


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