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Theology in the Public Square

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This imaginative study rethinks the nature of theology and its role in universities.The author sketches out a fascinating project ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This imaginative study rethinks the nature of theology and its role in universities.

  • The author sketches out a fascinating project using examples from US and UK institutions, whereby theology becomes a transformative force within universities.
  • Imagines what a Christian university, in which all disciplines have been theologized, would look like.
  • Feeds into discussions about the religious identity of denominationally-linked colleges and universities.
  • Forms part of a wider attempt to imagine a vital public role for theology that enables it to serve both the Church and the wider community.


Gavin D'Costa is Reader in Christian Theology and Head of Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. He also acts as an advisor to the Church of England, the Catholic Bishop's Conference and the Vatican on issues regarding other religions. His previous publications include Theology and Religious Pluralism (Blackwell, 1986), John Hick's Theology of Religions (1987), The Trinity and the Meeting of Religions (2000), and Sexing the Trinity (2000).

Autorentext
Gavin D'Costa is Reader in Christian Theology and Head of Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. He also acts as an advisor to the Church of England, the Catholic Bishop's Conference and the Vatican on issues regarding other religions. His previous publications include Theology and Religious Pluralism (Blackwell, 1986), John Hick's Theology of Religions (1987), The Trinity and the Meeting of Religions (2000), and Sexing the Trinity (2000).

Klappentext
This study shows how theology lost its pivotal role, along with philosophy, within the history of the western university. Reflecting on his own extensive academic experience, Gavin D'Costa sketches out a fascinating project, whereby theology may once more become "queen of the sciences." However, this requires rethinking the role of education and challenging modernist and postmodern visions of the university. He imagines what a Christian university might deliver: a challenge to the practice of various academic disciplines, giving detailed examples regarding religious studies and physics; as well as fostering the possibility of a genuinely intellectual Christian culture.

The book feeds into debates about the religious identity of denominationally founded universities, taking as a test case Roman Catholic universities within the United States, and the role of freedom, funding, research, and progress within such universities. It also forms part of a wider attempt to propose a vital public role for theology that enables it to serve the Church, and engage the university, and the wider secular and inter-religious culture in which we live. This book will be of interest to those concerned with the future of the university as well as to students and teachers of theology and religion.



Inhalt
Preface.

1 Theology's Babylonian Captivity in the Modern University.

2 Babylon in the Church: United States and England.

3 Cyrus Returns: Rebuilding the Temple in Babylon.

4 Why Theologians Must Pray for Release from Exile.

5 The Engagement of Virtue: a Theological Religious Studies.

6 The Marriage of the Disciplines: Explorations on the Frontier.

Epilogue: Theology: the Church at the Heart of the University Proclaiming the Word.

Bibliography.

Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Theology in the Public Square
Untertitel: Church, Academy, and Nation
Autor:
EAN: 9780470775462
ISBN: 978-0-470-77546-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 264
Veröffentlichung: 08.05.2008
Jahr: 2008
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.9 MB