Synopses & Reviews
Theologians have responded in many different ways to the challenges posed by theories of postmodernity. Kevin J. Vanhoozer addresses the issue directly in an introductory survey of what "talk about God" might mean in a postmodern age. The book offers examples of different types of contemporary theology in relation to postmodernity, and examines the key Christian doctrines in postmodern perspective. Leading theologians contribute to this informative Companion.
"This is essential reading for those interested in philosophy, theology, and religious and cultural studies. This is an ideal introduction to the key issues for theology in its encounter with post-modernity." Catholic Library World
"This much-needed volume is a valuable guide through the often-murky waters of postmodern theology." Calvin Theological Journal, Jerry Stutzman
"this is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the relationship between Christian theology and what, in his introduction, Vanhoozer helpfully calls the 'postmodern condition'" - Philip D. Kenneson, Milligan College
Contemporary theology and Christian doctrine in relationship to postmodernity.
About the Author
KEVIN J. VANHOOZER is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois. Before that he taught for eight years at New College, University of Edinburgh, where he was Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies. He is the author of Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (1990), Is There a Meaning in this Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (1998), First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics (2002) and The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Theology (2003). He was also the co-founder and co-chair for many years of the Systematic Theology group in the American Academy of Religion.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Types of Postmodern Theology: 1. Theology and the condition of postmodernity: a report on knowledge (of God) Kevin J. Vanhoozer; 2. Anglo-American postmodernity Nancey Murphy, Brad J. Kallenberg; 3. Postliberal theology George Hunslinger; 4. Postmetaphysical theology Thomas Carlson; 5. Deconstructive theology Graham Ward; 6. Reconstructive theology David Ray Griffin; 7. Feminist theology Mary McClintock Fulkerson; 8. Radical orthodoxy Steve Long; Part II. Christian Doctrine in Postmodern Perspective: 9. Scripture and tradition Kevin J. Vanhoozer; 10. Theological method Dan Stiver; 11. Trinity David Cunningham; 12. God and world Philip Clayton; 13. The human person John Webster; 14. Christology and salvation Walter Lowe; 15. Holy Spirit and Christian spirituality David Ford; 16. Ecclesiology Stanley Grenz.