Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

For the Joy Set Before Us

Methodology of Adequate Theological Reflection on Mission

For the Joy Set Before Us

Methodology of Adequate Theological Reflection on Mission

This item is available to order.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Paperback / softback

£44.00

Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039110568
Number of Pages: 235
Published: 14/01/2008
Width: 22 cm
Height: 15 cm
Modern developments in both science and history challenge us to a far greater degree of empiricism than has been traditionally considered necessary in the study of theology. Any attempt to move in this direction can be significantly helped by Bernard Lonergan's breakthrough discovery of the notion of functional specialties in 1965. The strategy of this book is to make use of this discovery and provide a theological reflection on mission appropriate to the present age. The author begins with an insight available from biblical research but absent from current theologies of mission. This is the general recognition that the texts concerning a universal mission are in fact an instance of retrojection. Building on this through an interpretation of Lonergan's functional specialties of interpretation and history, he unfolds the startling implications for grasping the central creative significance of the 'word of God'. As the argument transfers from one specialty to the next, it moves towards ever-richer empiricism, culminating in the specialty of communications. Here the creativity which will be needed to address faithfully the message of Jesus to our contemporary world in all its complexity becomes apparent.

Brendan Lovett

The Author: Brendan Lovett is an ordained member of the Missionary Society of St Columban. He has been working in the Philippines since 1967, apart from a period for doctoral studies in Muenster (1972-5) which was followed by a four-year teaching assignment in Sydney. He has worked predominantly in the field of theological education.

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...