Item description for Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology (Guides to Theological Inquiry) by Sheila Greeve Davaney...
Overview Traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations.
Publishers Description The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations. With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Apr 27, 2006
Publisher Fortress Press
Series Guides To Theological Inquiry
ISBN 0800632192 ISBN13 9780800632199
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More About Sheila Greeve Davaney
Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.
Sheila Greeve Davaney has an academic affiliation as follows - both at Iliff School of Theology, Denver CO.
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