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Theology and the Future: Evangelical Assertions and Explorations

Starling, David I. and Cairney, Trevor (2014) Theology and the Future: Evangelical Assertions and Explorations. T&T Clark, London. 284pp. ISBN 9780567378675

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    Abstract

    Theology was once 'queen of the sciences', the integrating centre of Christendom's conceptual universe. In our own time the very idea of systematic theology is frequently called into question,derided as an arcane and superstitious pseudo-discipline. Even within the church, it is commonly disregarded in favour of unreflective piety and pragmatism. At the same time, the southward shift in world Christianity's centre of gravity prompts crucial questions about the future form and content of theology. Within this context, Theology and the Future offers a case for the continuing viability of theology, exploring how it might adapt to changing circumstances, and discussing its implications for how we are to imagine and help shape our shared human future.

    Beginning with the question of God, this book explores what might be meant by 'the future of God', and what its implications are for Christian theology. Chapters follow on the location of theology (in global Christianity, the church and the academy) and on its sources and method. The second half of the book explores a wide variety of dimensions of the human future that theology might address and illuminate. The essays bring together a mix of specialist theologians and interdisciplinary thinkers to support the assertion that there can be no more critical endeavour to the future than understanding God and all things in relationship to him.

    Item Type: Books / Monographs
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): Theology, Future, Evangelical
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: Morling College
    Depositing User: Dr David Starling
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 14:36
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 14:36
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1999

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