Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest

April 15, 2020|
Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest by David Bentley Hart
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Publishers Weekly Best Book in Religion 2020

Foreword Review''s INDIES Book of the Year Award, Religion

In Theological Territories, David Bentley Hart, one of America''s most eminent contemporary writers on religion, reflects on the state of theology "at the borders" of other fields of discourse—metaphysics, philosophy of mind, science, the arts, ethics, and biblical hermeneutics in particular. The book advances many of Hart''s larger theological projects, developing and deepening numerous dimensions of his previous work. Theological Territories constitutes something of a manifesto regarding the manner in which theology should engage other fields of concern and scholarship.

The essays are divided into five sections on the nature of theology, the relations between theology and science, the connections between gospel and culture, literary representations of and engagements with transcendence, and the New Testament. Hart responds to influential books, theologians, philosophers, and poets, including Rowan Williams, Jean-Luc Marion, Tomáš Halík, Sergei Bulgakov, Jennifer Newsome Martin, and David Jones, among others. The twenty-six chapters are drawn from live addresses delivered in various settings. Most of the material has never been printed before, and those parts that have appear here in expanded form. Throughout, these essays show how Hart''s mind works with the academic veneer of more formal pieces stripped away. The book will appeal to both academic and non-academic readers interested in the place of theology in the modern world.

David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox scholar of religion and a philosopher, writer, and cultural commentator. He is the author and translator of fifteen books, including That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation.
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Title:Theological Territories: A David Bentley Hart Digest
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Published:April 15, 2020
Publisher:University of Notre Dame Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780268107185

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