Item description for Introducing Contemporary Theologies: The What and the Who of Theology Today by Neil Ormerod...
Overview The first part of this book includes a description of theology today; What is theology? Where has it come from? What forces are shaping it now? Using the theological method of Bernard Lonergan, this book provides the perfect compass to help the reader find meaning of contemporary theology. The second part of the book provides an introduction to the work of leading theologians of the late 20th century, including: Karl Rahner, Hans Kung, Leonardo Boff, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Dorothee Soelle, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Elizabeth Johnson and John Meyerdorff.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 17, 2003
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570751390 ISBN13 9781570751394
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More About Neil Ormerod
Dr. Harold D. Hunter is currently Director of the IPHC Archives & Research Center. Denominational executive positions, seminary teaching and ecumenical dialogues have taken him to about 70 countries. Dr. Hunter co-edited with Dr. Peter Hocken All Together In One Place (Sheffield, 1993), co-edited with Professor Cecil M. Robeck Jr., The Suffering Body (Paternoster, 2006) in addition to The Azusa Street Revival and Its Legacy (Pathway, 2006), and released the monograph Spirit Baptism: A Pentecostal Alternative (Wipf & Stock, 2009). His articles have appeared in international journals, dictionaries, and encyclopedia. Dr. Hunter actively engages the World Council of Churches, Eastern Orthodox Churches, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC), and the NCCCUSA Faith and Order Commission. Neil Ormerod is Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University, holding a research position at the Strathfield (Sydney) campus of ACU. He has been involved in various capacities with the Australian Pentecostal theological college, Alphacrucis, and is currently on its governing council. He co-wrote Globalization and the Mission of the Church (T&T Clarke, 2009) with Pentecostal theologian Shane Clifton. He is widely published in international theological journals, notably Theological Studies and Irish Theological Quarterly. His most recent book, Creator God, Evolving World (Fortress, 2013) was co-written with Cynthia Crysdale.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Introducing Contemporary Theologies: The What and the Who of Theology Today?
Strong positives and strong negatives Apr 23, 2008
First, the positives:
The book covers 15 top Christian theologians. In a quite readable form, the author gives a brief introduction to each of these theologians. Especially good are his overviews of Karl Rahner's transcendental theology and Elizabeth Johnson's feminist theology. Ormerod's style of writing is generally quite clear and shows his fascination with the subject.
Although the book is titled "Introducing Contemporary Theologies", only Christian theologies are covered. To a non-Christian, the book may seem quite biased, and at times bigoted. This is especially true where Ormerod speaks for himself.
Overall, if you are strongly Christian this is a great overview of some of the top Christian theologians. If you are on the margins of Christianity or non-Christian, this book may not be your cup of tea.