Item description for Christian Theology: An Introduction to It's Traditions and Tasks (Christian Theology Texts) by Peter C. Hodgson & Robert H. King...
Overview This book is a collaboration of contributors who met in a Workgroup on Constructive Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School to create a work that would (1) introduce the student of theology to the Christian tradition by setting forth in brief compass its primary shape and substance and (2) to pose the issues for systematic theology in the present day. It presents from a liberal perspective an introduction to Theology in the following areas: Method, Scripture and Tradition, God, Revelation, Creation and Providence, Human being, Sin and Evil, Christ and Salvation, The Church, The Sacraments, The Spirit and Christian Life, The Kingdom of God and Life Everlasting and The Religions.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 1994
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Christian Theology Texts
ISBN 0800628675 ISBN13 9780800628673
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter C. Hodgson & Robert H. King
Hodgson is the Charles G. Finney Professor of Theology in the Divinity School, Vanderbilt University.
Peter C. Hodgson currently resides in the state of Tennessee. Peter C. Hodgson was born in 1934.
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Not Christian, hardly theology Aug 10, 2006
This book was written by self-proclaimed liberal theologians. It is a compilation of essays by various contributors (all of whom discussed and commented on their peer's additions as well). The authors are stuck in a wholly modern (but creeping toward post-modern) mentality, and see little valuing in any of the traditional teachings and positions. All traditional teachings are thrown out the doors, and new ones are constructed to fill the gap.
If you are looking for an entirely modern theology that operates from modern philosophical foundations, this may be what you are looking for. But traditionalists will find this useful only to understand the way liberal theologians think and what they believe. For that purpose, and that alone, I found it good reading, for I had no real connection to liberal theology; having read this, I can honestly appreciate the author's positions and the presuppositions which led them there (which prejudices the authors are ready to point out are the most difficult part of making "new" theology). Reading this book will prepare the traditionalist for meaningful, positive arguments with his/her liberal counterpart.
Fortress Press ought to be ashamed for publishing this book. It does not give good Lutheran theology, much less solid orthodox Christian teaching.