Realist Christian Theology In A Postmodern Age by Sue PattersonRealist Christian Theology In A Postmodern Age by Sue Patterson

Realist Christian Theology In A Postmodern Age

bySue Patterson

Paperback | June 29, 1999

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This book cuts new ground in bringing together traditional Christian theological perspectives on truth and reality with a contemporary philosophical view of the place of language in both divine and wordly reality. Patterson seeks to reconcile the requirements that Christian theology should both take account of postmodern insights concerning the inextricability of language and world as well as taking God's truth to be absolute for all reality. Yet it is not simply about theological language and truth as such. Instead Patterson asks: where does language fit in divine and human reality? Patterson's discussion straddles realist, liberal-revisionist and postliberal theological schools, and critiques their various positions before going on to utilise selectively their insights to develop and apply a theological model of 'language-ridden' reality. This model affirms that worldly reality has a radical dependence on God. Finally, the book explores the theological and ethical implications of the model it proposes.
Title:Realist Christian Theology In A Postmodern AgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:June 29, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521668069

ISBN - 13:9780521668064


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The task of theological realism; 2. The dilemma of postliberal theology; 3. Interpreting the truth; 4. The anatomy of language-riddenness; 5. The nature of theistic realism; 6. Becoming persons; 7. Becoming the Church; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.

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This title in the Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine series looks at the role of language and theology in the concept of reality. Using this multi-disciplinary approach, Sue Patterson brings several different religious theories together with the philosophy of language. Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age explores divine and human reality, along with ideas of truth, ethics and philosophy. Patterson also discusses the theological impact of her conclusions.