How do you develop a theology that meets the challenges of contemporary society? Written in honor of Kenneth Kantzer, this collection of essays takes a fresh look at theology from evangelical Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic perspectives. An excellent resource for anyone who wants to know how God is moving in the church today! 511 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
This volume focuses on a central question: What does a person need to know for developing a theology? In other words, this book will not only answer objections lodged against the study of theology, but will explain to students, pastors, and laypersons alike 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. In the first section of the book evangelical Protestant scholars describe the contributions various disciplines make to the study of theology. In the next section, evangelical Protestant scholars explain the distinctives of their approaches to doing theology. In the third part, theologians who do not identify with evangelical Protestant convictions seek to explain the distinctives of their approaches to doing theology. In the final section, Dr. Kantzer provides a summary analysis of how he does theology and interacts critically with a number of essays in this volume.
John Woodbridge (PhD, University of Toulouse, France) is research professor of Church History and History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He was previously a senior editor of Christianity Today and is the author of Biblical Authority: A Critique of the Rogers/McKim Proposal and coauthor of Letters Along the Way. He is the editor of Great Leaders of the Christian Church and coeditor of works including The Mark of Jesus. Woodbridge is the recipient of four Gold Medallion Awards.
Thomas Edward McCominskey was professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages and director of the Ph.D. program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Shcubert M. Ogden is University Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southern Methodist University. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his most recent books are Is There Only One True Religion or Are There Many? (1992) and Doing Theology Today (1996).
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