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Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology

Fortress Press / 2006 / Paperback

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The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is commonplace in all fields today, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations.

With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0800632192
ISBN-13: 9780800632199
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The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations.With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.

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  1. Oklahoma City, OK
    Age: 45-54
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    2 Stars Out Of 5
    A liberal academic work unrelated to Historicism end times theology
    August 26, 2016
    Marie
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
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    Meets Expectations: 1
    From the back cover .."She demonstrates how (historicism) has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one." I did not have the patience to read through this work where the author's ideas are put above the Bible's plain statements. However, it is apparently a good text on the history of this type of historicism for liberal theologians and others.
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    awesome
    June 18, 2016
    Grateful Rican
    York, PA
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    Quality: 5
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    Great academic tool.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
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    February 23, 2016
    biblestudydeb
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    interesting and informative about it's title topic, provides intriguing ideas and point of view you may not have been exposed to before, "friend recommendation" is really not for general casual reading but more for someone who wants to learn more about this specific subject
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