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Theology and Contemporary Culture
Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives

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  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521093606

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  • Drawing from postliberal, revisionary and Latin American liberation theological perspectives, David Kamitsuka offers proposals on theological method and doctrine responsive to the intellectual, pastoral and socio-political challenges of contemporary culture. He recasts inter-movement polemics in order to forge a theological approach which promotes what are often considered to be competing values among these three theological movements: solidarity with the oppressed (liberationist), redescribing the Christian communal sense of scripture (postliberal), and fully critical reflection (revisionist). The author advocates an apologetic strategy entailing coherentist and consensus elements for justifying Christian claims in the pluralistic public realm. He provides a model for reading scripture theologically which addresses the challenges of poststructuralism and a globally diverse Church. Kamitsuka uses rule theory to adjudicate doctrinal disputes on the relationship between salvation and political liberation, and he proposes methodological 'virtues' for theological practice rooted in practical judgements concerning the vitality and fidelity of Christian communities.

    • Surveys three major schools of thought in contemporary theology and describes six prominent figures in contemporary Christian thought
    • Makes proposals for doing theology in a postmodern context
    • Analyses current debates on the relationship between salvation and political liberation
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    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521093606
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. Values informing conceptions of theology
    2. Apologetics and the linguistic-historical turn
    3. Credibility in the pluralistic public realm
    4. Reading the Bible theologically as the church's book
    5. Pursuing doctrinal common ground
    6. Virtues and vices in theological practice
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    David G. Kamitsuka, Oberlin College, Ohio

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