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Concerned with new frontiers in our understanding of God, this book aims to spread the light of theological knowledge, 'ever ancient, ever new'.
Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., is a distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University, USA. She has received numerous awards, including the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for She Who Is (1993), the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion for Friends of God and Prophets (1999), and the Book Award of the College Theology Society for Truly Our Sister (2004). She was also the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Jerome Award of the Catholic Library Association, and the Monika K. Hellwig Award of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.
Table of Contents
|Ancient Story, New Chapter||p. 7|
|From the Beginning||p. 7|
|People of the Book||p. 10|
|Why the Search?||p. 12|
|Point of Departure: Modern Theism||p. 14|
|Ground Rules for the Journey||p. 17|
|High Stakes||p. 22|
|Gracious Mystery, Ever Greater, Ever Nearer||p. 25|
|Context: A Secular World||p. 25|
|Mystery Ever Greater||p. 31|
|Starting with the Human||p. 31|
|The Whither of Our Self-transcendence||p. 35|
|Mystery Ever Nearer||p. 39|
|Holy Mystery||p. 42|
|Love of God and Neighbor||p. 44|
|The Crucified God of Compassion||p. 49|
|Context: Unspeakable Suffering||p. 49|
|The Failure of Theodicy||p. 51|
|Three Young Germans||p. 53|
|The God of Pathos||p. 56|
|Central Vision||p. 58|
|The Crucified God||p. 60|
|The Silent Cry||p. 62|
|Passion for God||p. 65|
|Mystical-Political Discipleship||p. 68|
|Liberating God of Life||p. 70|
|Context: Wretched Poverty||p. 70|
|Intuition of Gods Presence and Action||p. 73|
|Hebrew Bible||p. 74|
|New Testament||p. 76|
|The God of Life||p. 78|
|The True God against Idols||p. 79|
|The God of Holy Mystery||p. 81|
|Fully Alive||p. 82|
|Praxis of Biblical Justice||p. 83|
|God Acting Womanish|
|Context: Women's Experience||p. 90|
|˘Woman, you are set free÷||p. 92|
|Glimpse of Divine Presence and Action||p. 96|
|The Graven Image||p. 97|
|Mother God||p. 100|
|Holy Wisdom||p. 103|
|A Symphony of Symbols||p. 106|
|The Danger of Dualism||p. 108|
|Praxis of Biblical Justice for Women||p. 109|
|God Who Breaks Chains||p. 113|
|Context: White Privilege and Racism||p. 113|
|The Kernel||p. 114|
|Idea of God||p. 116|
|Black Liberation Theology||p. 122|
|Womanist Survival Theology A Sharper Focus||p. 128|
|Praxis of Racial Justice||p. 130|
|Accompanying God of Fiesta||p. 133|
|Context: La Lucha||p. 133|
|Two Conquests||p. 134|
|Popular Religion||p. 136|
|Doing Theology Latinamente||p. 139|
|Our Lady||p. 141|
|The God Who Accompanies||p. 142|
|Three Principles||p. 145|
|The God of Fiesta||p. 146|
|To the Future||p. 149|
|Generous God of the Religions||p. 153|
|Context: Religious Pluralism||p. 153|
|The Back Story in Church Teaching||p. 155|
|First Question||p. 155|
|Second Question||p. 156|
|Third Question||p. 158|
|Glimpse of God from Dialogue||p. 161|
|Dialogue of Life||p. 163|
|Dialogue of Action||p. 164|
|Dialogue of Theological Exchange||p. 166|
|Dialogue of Religious Experience||p. 170|
|A Bountiful God||p. 174|
|Jesus Christ||p. 175|
|One Multifaceted Plan||p. 177|
|The Dignity of Difference||p. 178|
|Creator Spirit in the Evolving World||p. 181|
|The Vivifier||p. 181|
|The Natural World||p. 183|
|Divine Presence||p. 187|
|Continuous Presence||p. 188|
|The Cruciform Pattern||p. 189|
|Abiding in the Mode of Promise||p. 190|
|Divine Agency||p. 191|
|To Love the Earth||p. 197|
|Trinity: The Living God of Love||p. 202|
|The Point||p. 202|
|History of a Breach||p. 203|
|The Point, Again||p. 209|
|Rooted in the Experience of Salvation||p. 210|
|Spoken Allusively||p. 211|
|Numbers One and Three||p. 213|
|Expressed in Concepts of Our Day||p. 214|
|The Theological Inflection||p. 216|
|The Christological Inflection||p. 217|
|The Pneumatological Inflection||p. 218|
|The Point, Yet Again||p. 222|
|A Most Practical Doctrine||p. 222|
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