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Analogical Imagination : Christian Theology & the Culture of Pluralism - David Tracy

Analogical Imagination

Christian Theology & the Culture of Pluralism

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Published: 25th December 1998
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An essential addition to any serious theological library. David Tracy introduces his influential concept of the "classic," as well as his idea of the difference between analogical and other ways of viewing the life of faith. He looks at the culture of pluralism, examining the main differences in the world's theological doctrines.

Prefacep. xi
Publicness in Systematic Theologyp. 1
A Social Portrait of the Theologian: The Three Publics of Theology: Society, Academy, Churchp. 3
Introductionp. 3
The Public of Society: The Three Realms of Societyp. 6
The Public of the Academy: Theology as an Academic Disciplinep. 14
The Public of the Church: A Sociological and Theological Realityp. 21
Conclusion: Theology as Public Discoursep. 28
A Theological Portrait of the Theologian: Fundamental, Systematic and Practical Theologiesp. 47
A Theological Portrait of the Theologianp. 47
Three Disciplines in Theology: Fundamental, Systematic, Practicalp. 54
Conclusion: Publicness in Fundamental, Systematic and Practical Theologiesp. 79
The Classicp. 99
Introduction: Systematic Theology as Hermeneuticalp. 99
The Normative Role of the Classics: Realized Experiencep. 107
The Interpretation of the Classics and the Pluralism of Readingsp. 115
The Production of the Classic: A Thought Experimentp. 124
Conclusion: Systematic Theology as Hermeneutical Revisitedp. 130
Interpreting the Religious Classicp. 154
The Conversation and Conflict of Interpretations of Religionp. 154
The Religious Classicp. 167
The Religious Classic: Manifestation and Proclamationp. 193
The Realized Experience of Truth in Religious Classicsp. 193
Classical Forms of Religious Expression: Manifestation and Proclamationp. 202
Interpreting the Christian Classicp. 231
Introduction: A Methodological Prefacep. 233
The Christian Classic I: The Event and Person of Jesus Christp. 248
The Event and the Text: Jesus Christ Witnessed to in the Scripturesp. 248
The Classic Expressions of the New Testament: A Proposalp. 259
The Correctives: Apocalyptic and the Doctrines of Early Catholicismp. 265
Proclamation as Event and Contentp. 269
Narrative in the Gospelsp. 275
Symbol and Reflective Thought: The Theologies of Paul and Johnp. 281
The Christian Classic II: The Search for a Contemporary Christologyp. 305
Retrospect: The Forms of the Whole and the Search for Adequacyp. 305
Some Questions for a Contemporary Christologyp. 317
Conclusion: The Belief in Jesus Christp. 329
The Situation: The Emergence of the Uncannyp. 339
The Theologian and the Situationp. 339
The Dialectic of the Classics of the Contemporary Situationp. 345
The Self-Exposure of the Classics to and in the Situation: The Ideal of Dialoguep. 352
Orientations, Options, Faiths: The Uncannyp. 355
Christian Responses in the Contemporary Situation: Family Resemblances and Family Quarrelsp. 371
Introductionp. 371
The Trajectories of the Route of Manifestationp. 376
The Trajectories of the Route of Proclamationp. 386
From Manifestation and Proclamation to History and Praxis: Political and Liberation Theologiesp. 390
A Christian Systematic Analogical Imaginationp. 405
Classical Theological Languages: Analogy and Dialecticp. 405
A Christian Systematic Analogical Imagination: A Proposalp. 421
Christian Analogical Imagination: Ordered Relationships, God-Self-Worldp. 429
Epilogue: The Analogical Imaginationp. 446
Index of Principal Namesp. 457
Index of Principal Subjectsp. 465
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ISBN: 9780824506940
ISBN-10: 0824506944
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 25th December 1998
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.5