What is Constructive Theology?
Histories, Methodologies, and Perspectives
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 248
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This essential introduction to contemporary constructive theology charts the most important disciplinary trends of the moment. It gives a historical overview of the field and discusses key hermeneutical and methodological concerns. The contributors apply a constructive perspective to a wide range of approaches, ranging from biblical hermeneutics and postcolonial studies to comparative, political, and black theology. What is Constructive Theology? shows how diverse and interdisciplinary constructive theology can be by exploring key themes in the field. The contributors explore the porous boundaries between Christianity and other religions, reflect on contextual, liberation and constructive theologies from Africa and from Black British perspectives, explore the connection between embodiment, epistemology and hermeneutics, and take a constructive approach to the dangerous memories and theologies of colonial histories in Belgium and Native Americans in the United States. This sampler of the field will help you rethink theologies and find constructive alternatives.
This volume offers an accurate picture of the current state of constructive theology, including its strengths and weaknesses. The contributions are all thought-provoking and ably refer to relevant literatures ... We can be grateful to the editors and authors for helping us to answer the question posed in the title, while pressing toward renewed modes of theological construction that respond to our moment. * Reading Religion *