The Craft of Theology

"Avery Dulles's theological career has spanned one of the most creative and confusing periods in the history of the church.

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Author: Avery Dulles

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 0824511646

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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"Avery Dulles's theological career has spanned one of the most creative and confusing periods in the history of the church. With the goal of integrating new information from philosophy and the sciences into a deeper understanding of the world and society, the many theological schools pursued independent agendas, with the net effect of a loss of coherence. It is Fr. Dulles's contention that theological schools have drifted so far apart that what seems false and dangerous to one school seems almost self-evident to another. Theologians lack a common language, common goals, and common norms." "Exploring the possibilities for greater consensus, The Craft of Theology illustrates how a "post-critical" theology can draw on the riches of Scripture and tradition as it reflects on the faith of the church in new contexts. Fr. Dulles discusses the freedom of theology within the university and sets forth principles for a fresh dialogue with philosophy, the sciences, and other Christian churches."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

David Jones and the Craft of Theology

This is an imaginative exploration of the art of David Jones which addresses Christian teaching through engagement with selected artistic works: a poem, a painted inscription and a wood engraving.

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Author: Elizabeth R Powell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567691651

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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This is an imaginative exploration of the art of David Jones which addresses Christian teaching through engagement with selected artistic works: a poem, a painted inscription and a wood engraving. Elizabeth R. Powell's study does not just enable readers to understand Jones but also to use his kind of loving attention in their own lives – which, Jones would argue, is theology's most important task. Through close readings of material objects, Powell draws the reader into the participatory, performative and dialogical possibilities of the craft of theology. She frames an older style of theology in a distinctive and modern way, as a graced human practice and a place of transforming relation with the divine. Powell argues that Jones's art works offer places of beauty in which to 'become beauty' along the way. Located at the cross-section of theology, literature and the arts, this volume shows that being interdisciplinary is nothing less than finding ways for theology and humanity to be more richly itself.

Art Craft and Theology in Fourth Century Christian Authors

Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors analyses Christian Greek literature in the fourth century in order to emphasise the style, ingenuity, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the authors of such texts.

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Author: Morwenna Ludlow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors analyses Christian Greek literature in the fourth century in order to emphasise the style, ingenuity, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the authors of such texts. It considers the way these 'wordsmiths' used classical literature techniques to strengthen their theological writings.

The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the array of popular books which advocate ‘making’ as a basis for activism or personal improvement, this book seeks to understand how the micro-politics of craft work ...

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Author: Jeremy Kidwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317014324

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the array of popular books which advocate ‘making’ as a basis for activism or personal improvement, this book seeks to understand how the micro-politics of craft work might offer insights for a broader theology of work. Why does it matter that we do work which is meaningful, excellent, and beautiful? Through a close reading of Christian scripture, The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work examines the theology and ethics of work in light of original biblical exegesis. Kidwell presents a detailed exegetical study of temple construction accounts in the Hebrew bible and the New Testament. Illuminating a theological account of craft, and employing the ancient vision of ‘good work’ which is preserved in these biblical texts, Kidwell critically interrogates modern forms of industrial manufacture. This includes a variety of contemporary work problems particularly the instrumentalisation and exploitation of the non-human material world and the dehumanisation of workers. Primary themes taken up in the book include agency, aesthetics, sociality, skill, and the material culture of work, culminating with the conclusion that the church (or ‘new temple’) is both the product and the site of moral work. Arguing that Christian worship provides a moral context for work, this book also examines early Christian practices to suggest a theological reconceptualisation of work.

The Assurance of Things Hoped for

In this book, Avery Dulles examines the biblical foundations and history of theological reflection on faith, from the Greek and Latin fathers to such modern giants as Tillich, Rahner, and Lonergan.

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Author: Avery Dulles

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195109732

Category: Medical

Page: 299

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Faith, since the earliest Christian theologians, has been regarded as the fundamental Christian virtue--the prerequisite for hope, charity, and good works. In this book, Avery Dulles examines the biblical foundations and history of theological reflection on faith, from the Greek and Latin fathers to such modern giants as Tillich, Rahner, and Lonergan. Further, Dulles presents his own systematic synthesis, reflecting on such topics as the nature and object of faith; the certitude of faith; the birth, growth, and loss of faith; and faith and salvation. The result is a refreshingly relevant theology of faith for our day.

Placemaking and the Arts

In this STA volume, Jennifer Allen Craft gives a practical theology of the arts, contending that the arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the ...

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Author: Jennifer Allen Craft

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830888443

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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What role does place play in the Christian life? In this STA volume, Jennifer Allen Craft gives a practical theology of the arts, contending that the arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society.

Newman

Newman may be considered the most outstandingly original and creative English religious thinker of the nineteenth century. Here is by far the clearest and most concise introduction to his life and thought ever written.

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Author: Avery Dulles

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826462871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Newman may be considered the most outstandingly original and creative English religious thinker of the nineteenth century. Here is by far the clearest and most concise introduction to his life and thought ever written. Avery Dulles is himself one of the most important living Roman Catholic theologians. The combination of this author and this subject is in itself a matter for celebration. Newman has countless admirers. Since the publication of Geoffrey Faber's Oxford Apostles many have also attempted to debunk him. But here is an account of Newman that is truly balanced and shows him to be as much a prophet for our times as he was for his own. Though unsuccessful in most of his undertakings in the Catholic Church during his life time, his genius has come to be more and more recognized after his death, and his influence can hardly be exaggerated. While writing this study of Cardinal Newman, Avery Dulles was himself created a Cardinal.

The Practice of Catholic Theology

In The Practice of Catholic Theology: A Modest Proposal, Paul J. Griffiths has written a how-to book for Catholic theologians that will both instruct beginners and challenge long-time practitioners to sharpen their understanding of their ...

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Author: Paul J. Griffiths

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813228907

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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In The Practice of Catholic Theology: A Modest Proposal, Paul J. Griffiths has written a how-to book for Catholic theologians that will both instruct beginners and challenge long-time practitioners to sharpen their understanding of their craft. He defines Catholic theology as the practice of thinking, speaking, and writing about the God of Christian confession; so understood, it's something that anyone can learn to do. Personal sanctity is not required, but as with any other practice, practitioners of this beautiful and elevated thought-performance need to know some things and to develop some skills in order to be able to perform it.

John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman may be considered the most outstandingly original and creative English religious thinker of the nineteenth century. Avery Dulles is himself one of the most important living Roman Catholic theologians.

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Author: Avery Dulles

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124198750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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John Henry Newman may be considered the most outstandingly original and creative English religious thinker of the nineteenth century. Avery Dulles is himself one of the most important living Roman Catholic theologians. Therefore the combination of this author and this subject is in itself a matter for celebration. Newman has countless admirers, and since the publication of Geoffrey Faber's Oxford Apostles many debunkers this as an account of Newman that is truly balanced and shows him to be as much a prophet for our times as he was for his own. Though unsuccessful in most of his undertakings in the Catholic Church during his lifetime, his genius has increasingly come to be recognized after his death, and his influence can hardly be exaggerated. While writing this study of Cardinal Newman, Avery Dulles was himself created a Cardinal.

The Groundwork of a System of Evangelical Lutheran Theology

To ascribe it to any kind of craft ; state - craft , king - craft or priest - craft , is now
treated by the greatest thinkers of all proclivities in philosophy as an absurdity . It
cannot be ascribed to accidental operations of intellect or transient emotions of ...

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Author: Samuel Sprecher

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR59986921

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: 502

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Doing Theology in Today s World

This volume focuses on a central question: What does a person need to know for developing a theology?

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Author: John D. Woodbridge

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310447313

Category: Religion

Page: 511

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This volume focuses on a central question: What does a person need to know for developing a theology? This book will not only answer objections against the study of theology, but will explain what a theologian actually does. It will also present different approaches to the study of theology and review the present status of theological reflection in various Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic traditions.

Winds of the Spirit

Contextual theology; postmodernism and theology.

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Author: Peter Crafts Hodgson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664254438

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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Contextual theology; postmodernism and theology.

The Month

THE CHALLENGE OF THEOLOGY The Craft of Theology : from Symbol to
System , Avery Dulles . Gill and Macmillan , 1992 , pp . 195 , £8 . 99 . Since the
nineteenth century debates about the status , possibility and claims of theology in
the ...

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ISBN: IND:30000007880697

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The Tapestry of Christian Theology

The chief similarity between theology and tapestry-making that I have
emphasized throughout this study is that both are crafts.1 Like any craft, theology
can be done very poorly or very well, but when it is done right, it creates an object
that is ...

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Author: Gregory C. Higgins

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809141205

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This unique and supremely readable textbook recounts the thought of nine influential twentieth-century theologians in the light of biblical narrative to better understand the Christian life. By drawing upon the achievement of major thinkers--Rosemary Ruether, Gustavo Gutierrez, Reinhold Niebuhr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Rahner, Jurgen Moltmann, Hans Kung, Yves Congar, and Wolfhart Pannenberg--and rooting it within the rich fabric of its biblical context--Creation, Exodus, Conquest, Exile, the Incarnation, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, Pentecost and the End of Time--The Tapestry of Christian Theology traverses a landscape both historical and spiritual, one that traces and encourages a new understanding of both perspectives, and illumines a greater insight into our own lives. Here is a rigorous and wide ranging textbook for college theology courses, also suitable for the general reader.

Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology

It was only priestcraft , and priestcraft , like all other craft , carries in itself the
principle of death . Only truth is immortal , open , frank , manly truth . Confucius
was true ; he did not know much , but he told all he knew . Buddha told all he
knew .

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Author: James Freeman Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435023273576

Category: Religions

Page:

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Ten Great Religions An essay in comparative theology 1880 c1871

It was only priestcraft , and priestcraft , like all other craft , carries in itself the
principle of death . Only truth is immortal , — open , frank , manly truth . Confucius
was true ; he did not know much , but he told all he knew . Buddha told all he
knew .

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Author: James Freeman Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B8107

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page:

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The Sung Theology of the English Particular Baptist Revival

Though Steele does not break much new ground in her third and fourth hymns in
Rippon's Selection of Hymns, they do offer helpful insight into Steele's craft,
theology, and faith. In “Creation and Providence”640 Steele's gift for language is
 ...

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Author: Joseph V. Carmichael

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725270855

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Anne Steele (1717-1778) originally wrote her hymns to be sung in the Baptist congregation pastored by her father. The foremost female contemporary of hymn-writing giants Charles Wesley, John Newton, and William Cowper, her hymns are infused with spiritual sensitivity, theological depth, and raw emotion. She eventually published her hymns under the pseudonym, Theodosia, which means "God's Gift." She believed God had given her a gift to share. Steele's work was warmly received in her own day. Pastor and publishing pioneer of the modern English hymnal, John Rippon, included more than fifty of her hymns in the various topical sections of his wildly successful Selection of Hymns. Rippon's hymnal was popular on both sides of the Atlantic, but was especially influential during the nineteenth-century revival and renewal of English Particular Baptists. This book introduces Steele's hymns in the context of her life and times and of Rippon's hymnal. It illustrates that Steele's approach to hymn-writing is a model of biblical spirituality. Each hymn as printed in Rippon's hymnal, and thus sung by congregations and used as devotional literature, is considered. The sung theology of these congregations is a gift to the church universal and worth rediscovering in the twenty-first century.

Preaching

Homilists will welcome its advice about language, the role of the imagination, preaching and prophecy, the liturgical setting of the preached word, and social justice.

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Author: Walter J. Burghardt

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 080912906X

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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Practical advice for preachers everywhere, written out of long experience and deep learning. Homilists will welcome its advice about language, the role of the imagination, preaching and prophecy, the liturgical setting of the preached word, and social justice.

African Theology in Images

The KuNgoni Art Craft Centre in Mua, Malawi must certainly be regarded as one
of the most outstanding art craft centres in Africa. For several reasons it has
become one of the most important producers of Christian Art on the entire
continent.

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Author: Martin Ott

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: UCSC:32106018944832

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 604

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This is a revised and updated edition of the comprehensive study of the role of art in the process of inculturation in Africa, first issued in 2000. The study is a substantial contribution toward a theology of inculcation in Africa, and enriches the debate on indigenous African and Christian artistic traditions. It represents the first systematic theology constructed in and from Malawi that establishes a theology of symbolic expression in Africa.