Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-02-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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Table of Contents

Chapter1Introduction: A. What is PostliberalTheology?; B. Descriptions and Characteristics of Postliberal Theology: FiveThemes.;C. Postliberal Theology and Theological ‘Types'; D. Origins andReception; E. Aims of this Book - basic outline of chapters described: Chapter 2Background: A. Philosophical/Anthropological/Sociological Background: 1.Philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951);2. Excursus on Paul Holmer: Wittgenstein in dialogue withtheology; 3. Moral Philosophy: Alistair MacIntyre (1929 - ); 4. Philosophy ofScience: Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996); 5. CulturalAnthropology: Clifford Geertz (1926-2006); 6. Sociology: Peter Berger (1929- )and Thomas Luckmann (1927- ); B. TheologicalBackground: Aquinas, Augustine, and Karl Barth: 1. Augustine; 2. ThomasAquinas; 3. Karl Barth\ Chapter 3Theological Exponents of Postliberal Theology: A. The Yale School: Hans Freiand George Lindbeck: 1. Hans Frei(1922-1988); 2. George Lindbeck (1923- ); 3. Lindbeck and Frei; B. The CommunityEthics of Stanley Hauerwas; C. Other voices in Postliberal Theology: 1.David Kelsey (1932- ); 2. William Placher (1948-2008); 3. BruceD. Marshall (1955- ); 4. George Hunsinger; 5. Kathryn Tanner; 6. RonaldTheimann, James Wm. McClendon, Jr., John Milbank\Chapter 4 Problems and Criticisms of Postliberalism: A. TheQuestion of Truth;B. Apologetics, Incommensurability, and Religious Diversity:1.The Absence of Apologetics?; 2. A Call for Ad hoc Apologetics; 3. Problem ofIncommensurability and Apologetic Discourse;4. Inter-Religious Dialogue;C. Relating to Culture and the PublicSphere \Chapter 5 Prospects and Proposals for Postliberal Theology Today: A.Chastened Rationality and Recovery of Humility; B. Affections and LiturgicalPractices; C. Community and Interpretation; D. The Holy Spirit's Role; E. KevinVanhoozer's ‘Postliberal' Revision: A Canonical-LinguisticTheology; F. Guardingagainst a Repressive Community; G. Calling for a Postliberal TheologicalHospitality\Conclusion \Suggestions for FurtherReading\Bibliography\Index

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