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A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century

A Passion for Reason

by Michael John Langford

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian theology,
  • Nature & existence of God,
  • Theology,
  • Fundamentalism,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Denominations - Religions,
  • Anglican Communion,
  • Doctrines,
  • Liberalism (Religion)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10826887M
    ISBN 100754605035
    ISBN 109780754605034

    Finally, if we follow this line of thought, it seems that belief can have only a crude pragmatic warrant. Christians become more deeply committed to Christ while appreciating the fact that Christ liberates us from clinging to received formulations of our faith, and opens us to what others can teach us. Within each of the separated sciences, they defined procedures and developed mathematics that enabled them to continue to gain information. Amid the distraction and perpetual outrage of our dysfunctional public sphere, this enlightenment confidence in empirics feels beamed in from another age.

    This contradicts the Resurrection accounts in all four gospels and the entire New Testament. The churches are growing more restrictive. Yet the need for such figures has not ended because anti-Black racism has not ended. In other words, only an appeal to common human reason and experience could confirm the truth claims of Christianity.

    Often the needed changes will be revolutionary. In the last quarter of the twentieth century, creative energies of Asian Christians have gone into the re-thinking of the Christian heritage in relation to East Asian traditions. Theology shared that feature of modernity until very recently. It means simply "after the modern," and its use reflects a changed connotation in the word "modern.


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A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century by Michael John Langford Download PDF Ebook

It tends to leave the determination of the issues to be discussed to the needs of the academic discipline rather than to those of the world or the church. In the twenty-first century God will be seen as pervading the A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century book and as including the world within the divine life.

The actual effect of the A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century book of most scientists is to make the powerful more powerful, the rich richer, and to further disempower and impoverish the poor. But that genuine scientific work can increase the likelihood that certain formulations are applicable to aspects of the real world, that certain predictions are correct, and that some ways of viewing reality are more comprehensively accurate than others -- that we must believe if we are to continue with the scientific enterprise at all.

Nevertheless, some clarity has been gained, and in the twenty-first century we can anticipate that these problems will no longer deeply trouble the church. For all these reasons the twenty-first century will be a time when the flourishing interreligious dialogues of the last quarter of this century will bear fruit.

If we follow through this shift of world history to a new center around the Pacific A Liberal Theology for the Twenty-First Century book, what hopeful implications does that have for theology in the next century? Traditional Protestants understood the Bible to be uniquely authoritative sola scriptura ; all doctrine, teaching and the church itself derive authority from it.

Then the postmodern world may be one in which all barriers are removed in one great post-industrial global market that is directed by the information sciences. The churches are growing more restrictive. Instead, Kant cut the Gordian knot by declaring it to be a necessary principle of thought imposed on the empirical reality.

Truth comes to be seen as simply inaccessible. Lloyd Geering —New Zealand liberal theologian. Each perspective illumines or highlights some aspects of the immeasurably rich reality in which we are all immersed.

It can happen again. The post-patriarchal society for which feminists call will have to dig up the deepest roots of oppression. If so, the twenty-first century can develop a healthy worldview in which it can have basic confidence.

They will not lead to one great unified system of belief or institutional expression. This book draws on the strengths in classical liberal traditions in theology, augmented by other perspectives, to present a creative proposal for the future of theology and society.

Its great intellectual achievement was a scholasticism that based faith itself on reason. But whether they do transform what goes on in the university, or do their necessary work in other settings, it is they that point the way for theology in the next century. The United States is the center of this movement, so that it has the problem of its connection with particular features of the white culture of North America.

But that situation is now changing. Embracing in one common trajectory the major Baptist confessions of faith, the major Baptist theologians, and the principal Baptist theological movements and controversies, this book spans four centuries of Baptist doctrinal history.

We do need a theology of institutions in the sense of Christian reflection as to the true purposes of organizing society in this way, as well as a specific analysis of each institution.

But Europe, and France in particular, remain his centre of gravity. It must more and more pervade the churches. The American and French revolutions provided the symbol of this spirit of independence and dramatically exemplified it in political action.

The twenty-first century church will be a repentant church whose theology is profoundly reformulated to express appreciation and respect for historic Judaism and for contemporary Jews. Although it is unlikely to be the place where postmodern thinking is formed, it may be more hospitable than its present structures suggest.

Further, when sophisticated thought asserts that there are no objective values, that all claims to the good are a function of perspectival interests, there is little basis to decide what technology to pursue other than where the money is. Whenever the overarching, over-confident meta-narrative of the Enlightenment project is in doubt, modernism fades and postmodernity arises.

People were understood primarily in terms of their relation to production and consumption. We now see that these exclusivistic assumptions have blinded us to much that is true and good in other religious traditions. One price of such a self-definition is that it discourages fresh and original thinking.Oct 03,  · The Rev.

Dr. Paul Rasor retired in after nearly thirty years of teaching in law, theology, and religious studies at several American institutions, most recently as director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and professor of interdisciplinary studies at.

A Theology of Presence in the Twenty First Century Matthew Lee Anderson on March 29, I’m gearing up for my presentation on the theology of presence for the twenty-first century for the upcoming Christian Web Conference out at Biola.

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