The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.: Volume 1 by James W. McclendonThe Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.: Volume 1 by James W. Mcclendon

The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.: Volume 1

byJames W. McclendonEditorRyan Andrew Newson, Andrew C. Wright

Hardcover | September 3, 2014

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James Wm. McClendon, Jr. was the most important "baptist" theologian of the twentieth century. McClendon crafted a systematic theology that refused to succumb to the pressures of individualism, grew out of the immediacy of preaching the text, and lamented the stunted public witness of a fractured Protestant ecclesiology.

This two-volume set mixes previously unpublished and published lectures and essays with rare and little known works to form a representative collection of the essential themes of McClendon's work. The first volume focuses on the philosophical and theological shifts leading to McClendon's articulation of the baptist vision. The second volume specifically elucidates the more philosophical themes that informed McClendon's work, including ways in which these themes had immediate theological import. Taken together, the set provides the most comprehensive presentation of McClendon's work now available, revealing the sustained and systematic character of his vision over the course of his life. These two volumes will provide scholars, preachers, and students with McClendon's radical, narrative, and connective theology.
James William McClendon, Jr. was a Christian theologian in the Anabaptist tradition and the author of several important works, including Biography as Theology: How Life Stories Can Remake Today's Theology and Making Gospel Sense to a Troubled Church. He was, at the time of his death, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theolog...
Title:The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.: Volume 1Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:393 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:September 3, 2014Publisher:Baylor University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1481300911

ISBN - 13:9781481300919


Table of Contents

? Volume 1 ?
Introduction to Volume 1

Part I: Prospect
1 The Radical Road One Baptist Took (2000)

Part II: Early Baptist Reflections
2 Creation, Humanity, Sin (1964)
3 Atonement, Discipleship, and Freedom (1964)
4 Death, Resurrection, Survival, and Immortality (1964)
5 A Brief Narrative Account of My Professional Life and Work to the Present (1969)
6 Some Reflections on the Future of Trinitarianism (1966)
7 Baptism as a Performative Sign (1966)

Part III: Focusing the baptist Vision
8 A Decade of Deeds and Dreams: My History Continued, 1969?1978 (1978)
9 What Is a 'baptist' Theology? (1982)
10 The Concept of Authority: A Baptist View (1988)
11 Primitive, Present, Future: A Vision for the Church in the Modern World (1991)
12 The Mennonite and Baptist Vision (1993)
13 The Voluntary Church in the Twenty-First Century (1998)

Part IV: Social Ethics for Radical Christians
14 Social Ethics for Radical Christians: Analysis and Program (1989)
15 The End of the World (1989)
16 The Church Seeking a Peaceable Culture: The Way of the Cross (1995)
17 The Church Seeking a Peaceable Culture: The Way of the Resurrection (1995)
18 Knowing the One Thing Needful (1995)
19 The Politics of Forgiveness (1998)

Part V: Paths to Catholicity: The baptist Path
20 What Is a Southern Baptist Ecumenism? (1968)
21 Christian Identity in Ecumenical Perspective (with John Howard Yoder) (1990)
22 Balthasar Hubmaier, Catholic Anabaptist (1991)
23 Law and Faith (1994)
24 A baptist Millennium? (1998)

Part VI: Retrospect
25 Embodying the Great Story: An Interview with James Wm. McClendon, Jr. (2000)

Permissions for Volume 1
Scripture Index for Volume I
General Index for Volume 1

Editorial Reviews

"McClendon's explorations in philosophical theology, narrative theology, dogmatics, and ethics serve as excellent introductions to the masterful works of his maturity. His works teach Catholics, Protestants, and baptists alike how to construct a lively Christian theology."Dr. Terrence Tilley, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Professor of Catholic Theology, Fordham University"All concur that James McClendon is the preeminent progressive Baptist theologian of his era. His work is fresh, compelling, and sometimes theologically mischievous."William H. Brackney, The Millard R. Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Faculty of Theology of Acadia University"The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. is a testament to McClendon's stature as one of the most significant American theologians of the twentieth century. Readers familiar with McClendon's work and those coming to it for the first time will discover in these pages an extraordinary ecumenical achievement."Elizabeth Newman, Eula Mae and John Baugh Professor of Theology and Ethics, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond