By Ian S. Markham(auth.)
This ground-breaking publication demanding situations readers to reconsider the divide among liberal and orthodox techniques which characterises Christianity today.
- Provides an alternative choice to the liberal / orthodox divide in modern Christianity.
- Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions.
- Includes vital dialogue of theological strategy.
- Illustrated with case experiences related to human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6):
Chapter 1 Engagement: What it truly is and Why it issues (pages 7–29):
Chapter 2 Augustine's Theological method (pages 30–47):
Chapter three Assimilation, Resistance, and Overhearing (pages 48–61):
Chapter four Assimilation: Engagement with Human Rights (pages 62–70):
Chapter five Resistance: The Heresy of kingdom Sovereignty and the non secular vital for Intervention to protect Human Rights (pages 71–85):
Chapter 6 Assimilation: the significance of the Black and Feminist views (pages 86–108):
Chapter 7 Overhearing: conflict of Discourses ? Secular within the West opposed to the Secular in India (pages 109–122):
Chapter eight Overhearing: brooding about Hinduism, Inclusivity, and Toleration (pages 123–137):
Chapter nine Assimilation: Christianity and the Consensus round Capitalism (pages 138–146):
Chapter 10 Assimilation and Overhearing: Rethinking Globalization ? Bediuzzaman stated Nursi's Risale?I Nur, Hardt, and Negri (pages 147–158):
Chapter eleven Keith Ward: An Engaged Theologian (pages 159–167):
Chapter 12 enticing with the Pope: Engagement but now not Engagement (pages 168–190):
Chapter thirteen the form of an Engaged Theology (pages 191–207):
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No one disputes that arguments play an important role in Augustine’s work. However, it runs Augustine’s Theological Methodology 37 parallel with a commitment to authority, a celebration of the legitimacy of trust, and an affirmation that ultimate knowledge of God is ultimately made possible by God. ” A tradition-constituted rationality is one where there is no external or tradition transcendent justifications. Instead reason is located and operating in a distinct fashion according to the rules of that particular tradition.
Where liberalism is constantly wanting to make faith accessible to modern culture, evangelicalism is determined to challenge that culture. 52 Unlike liberalism, insists McGrath, evangelicalism knows that secularism, the assumptions of “the world,” is an enemy that needs fighting not a friend that needs accommodating. Importantly for my purposes, McGrath insists that evangelicalism is mainstream. Partly no doubt this is a “political” device: he wants to define the norm of Christianity in terms of evangelicalism.
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A Theology of Engagement by Ian S. Markham(auth.)