The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System, New Expanded      -     By: Avery Dulles
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The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System, New Expanded

Herder & Herder / 1995 / Paperback

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The Craft of Theology is an introduction to the symbolically oriented, post critical theology Avery Dulles has been developing for over twenty-five years and will be instructive for professional theologians and introductory students alike. It lays out the different dimensions of the art of doing theology with a clarity and comprehensiveness unsurpassed in the contemporary theological world and makes balanced and judicious recommendations as to how it should be done.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 261
Vendor: Herder & Herder
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.04 X 0.87 (inches)
ISBN: 0824514564
ISBN-13: 9780824514563
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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.

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