T&T Clark Handbook of Theological Anthropology
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 472
Width: 16.9 cm
Height: 24.4 cm
Including classical, modern, and postmodern approaches to theological anthropology, this volume covers the entire spectrum of thought on the doctrines of creation, the human person as imago Dei, sin, and grace. The editors have gathered an exceptionally diverse range of voices, ensuring ecumenical balance (Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox) and the inclusion of previously neglected perspectives (women, African American, Asian, Latinx, and LGBTQ). The contributors revisit authors from the “Great Tradition” (early church, medieval, and modern), and discuss them alongside critical and liberationist approaches (ranging from feminist, decolonial, and intersectional theory to critical race theory and queer performance theory). This is a much-needed overview of a rapidly evolving field.
If you are looking for a contemporary, ecumenically sensitive, and comprehensive discussion of the doctrines of creation, the human person as God's image and likeness, sin, grace, and the relationship of humanity to other creatures and the environ, this collection of thirty-two chapters, edited by Mary Ann Hinsdale and Stephen Ockey, is the perfect find. The contributors, well-established and emerging scholars, are reliable guides to theological anthropology as it has been developed in the last two thousand years, its methodology, fundamental themes, prominent figures, and contemporary issues. Highly recommended for theological courses and libraries. -- Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University, USA This volume is unique among others of its kind, and is especially set apart by the assembling of the insights of both veteran theologians and emerging scholars. This dynamic group of authors are all asking the most important question of our time: How is it still possible to savor the beauty and joy of this great adventure of being human in the world? This volume strives for a 'small c' catholic response to that question and it includes perspectives from both the 'Great Tradition' as well as often neglected voices. In particular, critical and liberationist theological perspectives (feminist, decolonial, intersectional, and critical race theory) are central to the discourse. This volume is a 'must have' for theologians and students. -- Gunda Werner, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz, Austria Bringing together seasoned experts and emerging scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive guide to theological anthropology. Featuring methodological analyses, discussions of key themes and figures, and constructive proposals in view of contemporary concerns, it is an indispensable resource for students and scholars alike as they wrestle to make sense of what becoming 'human' might mean today. -- Judith Gruber, KU Leuven, Belgium This excellent handbook is an indispensable resource for anyone engaged with Christian theology today. The essays are creative as well as comprehensive, exploring theological anthropology in relation to a wide range of issues and thinkers. Readable as well as informative, this book will be as valuable for teaching and research. -- Mary Doak, University of San Diego, USA What wisdom does the Christian tradition have to offer in the ongoing quest to understand what it means to be human? Drawing on treasures new and old-classic figures and new voices, perennial questions and contemporary challenges-this Handbook provides a trustworthy guide for those seeking to explore the rich, complex and shifting field of theological anthropology. -- Mary Catherine Hilkert, University of Notre Dame, USA The comprehensive scope of the work and the depth of the individual articles by outstanding scholars combine to make this magisterial compendium of theological anthropology simply breathtaking! This will undoubtedly become the indispensable reference work in the field for many, many years to come. Kudos on such a fine volume! -- Julius-Kei Kato, King's College-Western University, Canada [T]he authors explore TA [Theological Anthropology] themes with ecumenical awareness. As such, it can benefit the readers of other theological traditions. ... the reader now has access to diverse and abundant historical information about TA, which paves the way for further study. ... this volume clearly shows the role that TA can play in the contemporary age, which is characterized by advanced science and technology but, at the same time, associated with many ethical issues. * The Journal of Reformed Theology *