T t Clark Handbook of Public Theology

Distinguishing public theology from political theology, as well as from liberation theology, this book clarifies central terms like 'public sphere', 'the secular', and 'post-secularity' in order to highlight the specific characteristics of ...

T t Clark Handbook of Public Theology

T&T Clark Handbook of Public Theology introduces the various philosophical and theological positions and approaches in the emerging discourse of public theology. Distinguishing public theology from political theology, as well as from liberation theology, this book clarifies central terms like 'public sphere', 'the secular', and 'post-secularity' in order to highlight the specific characteristics of public theology. Its particular focus lies on the ways in which much of public theology has established itself as a contextual theology in politically secular societies, aiming to continue the apologetical tradition in this specific context. Depending on what is regarded as the most pressing challenge for the reasonable defence of the Christian hope in liberal democracies, public theologians have focused on (social) ethics, ecclesiology, or Soteriology, with the aim to strengthen the virtues needed for democratic citizenship. Here, attention is being paid to Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox perspectives. The volume further illustrates the characteristics of the discourse by introducing the ways in which public theologians have responded to concrete challenges arising in the spheres of politics, economics, ecology, sports, culture, and religion. To highlight the international scope of the public theological discourse, the volume concludes with a summarizing overview of public theological debates in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

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T&t Clark Handbook of Public Theology
Language: en
Pages: 576
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-24 - Publisher: T&T Clark

T&T Clark Handbook of Public Theology introduces the various philosophical and theological positions and approaches in the emerging discourse of public theology. Distinguishing public theology from political theology, as well as from liberation theology, this book clarifies central terms like 'public sphere', 'the secular', and 'post-secularity' in order to highlight
T&T Clark Handbook of African American Theology
Language: en
Pages: 464
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Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This handbook explores the central theme of Christian faith from various disciplinary approaches and different contexts of black experience in the United States. The central unifying theme is freedom; an important concept both in American culture and Christianity. African American theology represents a Christian understanding of God's freedom and the
T&T Clark Handbook of Anabaptism
Language: en
Pages: 648
Authors: Brian C. Brewer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

By utilizing the contributions of a variety of scholars – theologians, historians, and biblical scholars – this book makes the complex and sometimes disparate Anabaptist movement more easily accessible. It does this by outlining Anabaptism's early history during the Reformation of the sixteenth century, its varied and distinctive theological convictions,
T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Prayer
Language: en
Pages: 752
Authors: Brian C. Brewer
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-16 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The essays collected in this volume provide a resource for thinking theologically about the practice of Christian prayer. In the first of four parts, the volume begins by reaching back to the biblical foundations of prayer. Then, each of the chapters in the second part investigates a classical Christian doctrine
T&T Clark Handbook of the Early Church
Language: en
Pages: 744
Authors: Ilaria L.E. Ramelli, J.A. McGuckin, Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-16 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Exploring the key documents, authors and themes of Early Christian traditions, this volume traces the vital trajectories of emerging distinctive Christian identity in the Graeco-Roman world. Special attention is given to the coherent growth of Christian faith in connection with worship, alongside the crucial transformation of Christian life and doctrine