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Truth and the Church in a Secular Age

Truth and the Church in a Secular Age

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334058168
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 31/07/2019
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm

Together, the collection of essays in this volume seek to explore the place of Christianity, the Church and their claims to uphold the truth in an age of `post-truth'.

Beginning with a consideration of truth within the biblical tradition, the chapters come from historical, theological and philosophical starting points in their concerns, setting out the groundwork for discussions of Christian truth and science, prayer, ethics and the liturgy.

Questions for discussion follow each chapter. 


Foreword by the Most Revd Mark Strange 


David Jasper and Jenny Wright

1. Truth and the Biblical Tradition 

Nicholas Taylor

2. The Origins of Truth in Philosophy, Theology, and Theory 

David Jasper

3. Seeing As: Wittgenstein’s Approach to Truth 

Scott Robertson

4. Truth and Christian Theology 

Jenny Wright

5. Tangling the Fibres of the Threefold Cord: Truth and the Anglican Tradition

Trevor Hart

6. Liturgy as a Repository of Truth 

John Reuben Davies

7. Truth and Experience: Prayer and Ascetic Practice 

John McLuckie

8. Rudolf Otto: Truth and the Holy 

Steven Ballard

9. Truth, Non-Truth and Reality in the Pastoral Context 

Robert A. Gillies

10. Sciences and Truth: A Scientist’s View 

Eric Priest

11. Sciences and Truths: A Theologian’s View 

Michael Fuller

12. Today’s Church and the Politics of Post-Truth 

Alison Jasper


   Jochen Schmidt

Index of Biblical References 

Index of Names and Subjects 

David Jasper, Jenny Wright

David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology at Glasgow University and Distinguished Overseas Professor at Renmin University of China, Beijing. He has published and lectured widely in the field of literature and theology and is the author of The Language of Liturgy (2018) Jenny Wright has a doctorate in theology from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is a parish priest in the Diocese of Edinburgh

“As a Christian I am confronted by those who ask me to tell them the truth about faith, while they are being bombarded by theory wrapped up as truth, I find it, at times, frustrating and difficult. I am therefore very thankful for this book which I hope will enable more of us to be able to discern the truth revealed in our faith.” -- Most Revd. Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

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