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Postmodern Christianity : Doing Theology in the Contemporary World - John W. Riggs

Postmodern Christianity

Doing Theology in the Contemporary World

Paperback Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9781563383649
Number Of Pages: 186

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In Postmodern Christianity, John Riggs proposes that postmodernism and Christianity have much to offer each other. Each should take the other seriously, he writes, affirming the other's position but avoiding complete acceptance or rejection.
Riggs argues for finding a common ground between postmodernism and Christianity, focusing on how this applies to issues such as reproductive rights and the ordination of women, gay men, and lesbians. He suggests that Christianity avoid the extreme positions of either completely accommodating itself to or completely rejecting postmodern culture.

."..Inclusive liberal theology is further applied on ethical issues such as same sex relations and abortion. In both cases the author emphasizes the creative self-realization of others and the contribution to the well-being of God as sound ethical principles to be favoured... The author also touches the issue of interreligious dialogue and opts for the thesis: 'Christianity is a true religion and other religions also can be true'...a number of good insights."- PG Pandimakil, "Journal of Mission Studies, "Volume XII 2005

1. Theology's Long Road..Historical Background to the Jesus Movement..Christian Theology to the Protestant Reformation..Theology in the Protestant Reformation..From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century..Two Important Twentieth-Century Developments..2. Philosophy: The Traveling Companion..From the Pre-Socratics through Augustine of Hippo..The West from Augustine through the Protestant Reformation..Mysticism, Experience, and the Protestant Reformation..Humanism and the Protestant Reformation..From the Protestant Reformation through the Enlightenment..Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries..3. The Postmodern Turn..Postmodern Philosophical Resources..Postmodern Theologies: Purifying, Political, and Preserving..Assessing Postmodern Theologies..4. Toward an Inclusive Liberal Theology..The Character of Claims about Reality Itself..Analyzing the Encounter with Jesus..Life in Postmodernity: Ethics and True Religions..5. Summ

ISBN: 9781563383649
ISBN-10: 1563383640
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 186
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: T&T CLARK PUBL
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 15.29  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1