Introducing Contemporary Theologies - Orbis Books

ISBN:9781570751394

Pages: 218

Binding: Softcover

Introducing Contemporary Theologies

By: Neil Ormerod
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Overview

What is theology? Where has it come from? What forces are shaping it now? Where is it going? Using the theological method of Bernard Lonergan, Introducing Contemporary Theologies offers a brilliant synthesis of the nature of theology, its relationship with philosophy, a comparison of past and present theology, and the nature of theological method. Introducing Contemporary Theologies also provides an exhilarating introduction to the work of leading theologians of the late 20th century including Karl Rahner, Hans Kung, Leonardo Boff, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Dorothee Soelle, Rosemary Radford Reuther, Elizabeth Johnson, and John Meyendorff. Neil Ormerod presents each theologian through an analysis of one significant work as a means of understanding that thinker's particular contribution and theological style. Ormerod's talent for presenting just the right amount of information in clear, non-technical language makes Introducing Contemporary Theologies the ideal vehicle in which to introduce the student and the interested non-specialist general reader to the subject of Christian theology and 20th century Christian theologians. --Midwest Book Review

Part I provides a brilliant synthesis of the nature of theology, its relation to philosophy, a comparison of past and present approaches, and the nature of theological method. Part II introduces the work of leading theologians of the late 20th century: Karl Rahner, Hans Kung, Leonardo Boff, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Dorothee Soelle, Rosemary Ruether, Elizabeth Johnson, and John Meyendorff. Clear, non-technical language makes this the ideal doorway to understanding theology today.

Neil Ormerod has been a seminary lecturer in systematic theology, theology editor of National Outlook (Australia) and author of Grace and Disgrace: A Theology of Self Esteem, Society and History. He has served as Dean of Studies at the Centre for Christian Spirituality and is currently Lecturer in Theology at the Catholic Institute of Sydney. He and his wife Thea have four children.


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