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Soundings : Essays Concerning Christian Understanding - Alec R. Vidler

Soundings

Essays Concerning Christian Understanding

By: Alec R. Vidler (Editor)

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Published: 3rd March 1966
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Soundings made by a group imply two assumptions: first, that every one is in the same ship; and secondly, that there is a bottom to the sea. The group of Anglican theologians gathered by Dr Vidler for this 1962 text writes from a conviction that there is a dangerous complacency in the religious world. Fundamental and perplexing questions are not being faced, nor is the difficulty of meeting them candidly acknowledged. The writers of these essays provoke thought and reflection, not to propound a new system of orthodoxy. They deal with the philosophical, scientific, psychological and ethical implications of Christian belief and practice, as well as with directly theological questions. They have not been able to persuade themselves that the time is ripe for major works of theological construction. their object is to fix attention on some of the principal subjects of debate which they believe should be engaging minds.

Introduction
Beginning all over again
The uneasy truce between science and theology
The idea of the transcendent
Theology and self-awareness
The relation between Christianity and the other great religions
The meaning and authority of the new testament with an appended note on 'authority' and 'liberty' in the church
Towards a Christology for today
The atonement: law and love Geoffrey
The grounds of Christian moral judgements
Christian prayer
Religion and the National Church
Index
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ISBN: 9780521093736
ISBN-10: 0521093732
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 3rd March 1966
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.36