Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives by David G. KamitsukaTheology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives by David G. Kamitsuka

Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives

byDavid G. Kamitsuka

Paperback | January 11, 2009

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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.
Title:Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521093600

ISBN - 13:9780521093606

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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.

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"David Kamitsuka's book is a refreshingly honest and thoughtful analysis of some of the most intractable debates in contemporary theological method." Modern Theology