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The Craft of Theology : From Symbol to System - Avery Dulles

The Craft of Theology

From Symbol to System

Paperback Published: 30th March 1995
ISBN: 9780824514563
Number Of Pages: 280

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Avery Dulles's theological career has spanned one of the most creative and confusing periods in the history of the church. With the goal of integrating new information from philosophy and the sciences into a deeper understanding of the world and society, the many theological schools pursued independent agendas, with the net effect of a loss of coherence. It is Fr. Dulles's contention that theological schools have drifted so far apart that what seems false and dangerous to one school seems almost self-evident to another. Theologians lack a common language, common goals, and common norms.

Exploring the possibilities for greater consensus, "The Craft of Theology" illustrates how a "post-critical" theology can draw on the riches of Scripture and tradition as it reflects on the faith of the church in new contexts. Fr. Dulles discusses the freedom of theology within the university and sets forth principles for a fresh dialogue with philosophy, the sciences, and other Christian churches.

Introduction to the Expanded Edition
Toward a Postcritical Theologyp. 3
Theology and Symbolic Communicationp. 17
The Problem of Method: From Scholasticism to Modelsp. 41
Fundamental Theology and the Dynamics of Conversionp. 53
The Uses of Scripture in Theologyp. 69
Tradition as a Theological Sourcep. 87
The Magisterium and Theological Dissentp. 105
Theology and Philosophyp. 119
Theology and the Physical Sciencesp. 135
University Theology in Service to the Churchp. 149
The Teaching Mission of the Church and Academic Freedomp. 165
Method in Ecumenical Theologyp. 179
Theology and Worshipp. 197
Historical Method and the Reality of Christp. 211
Notesp. 225
Sourcesp. 249
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780824514563
ISBN-10: 0824514564
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th March 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.34  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Type: New edition

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