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The Problems of Theology - Brian Hebblethwaite

The Problems of Theology

Paperback Published: 10th November 1980
ISBN: 9780521298117
Number Of Pages: 176

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Faculties of theology are a traditional feature of most western European universities, yet in colleges of education, schools and in some newer universities the subject is studied, if at all, under the heading of 'religious studies'. Taking the question 'Is there such a subject?' as his point of departure, the author sets out to explore the relation between theology and the broader field of religious studies. Theology primarily means 'rational talk about God', but the word is used in other wider and looser senses as well. Mr Hebblethwaite discusses in what ways it is possible for non-believers to engage in theology, and stresses the need for all to pursue the subject openly and self-critically in a religiously pluralist world. Criteria for truth-claims in religion and the problem of revelation are among the topics examined. In the course of his study the author looks at the relationship between theology and a number of adjacent subjects: psychology and the social sciences, philosophy, history and ethics.

Is there such a subject?
Theology and comparative religion
Theology, psychology and the social sciences
Theology and philosophy
The problem of revelation
Theology and history
Ethical problems
The problem of doctrine today
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ISBN: 9780521298117
ISBN-10: 0521298113
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 10th November 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.2