This book is about holiness, a moral and theological subject of enormous signifigance in the Bible, the Judeo-Christian tradition, the world religions generally and in the study of religion itself. Stephen Barton has invited experts from a wide range of theological and related disciplines to reflect on holiness. The contributions are inter-denominational and, in several cases, inter-religious. Their comprehensive range and interdisciplinary style make then an important resource for students and scholars in theology, church history, ethics and religious studies.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: Continuum International Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0567088235 ISBN-13: 9780567088239 Availability: In Stock
Stephen Barton has commissioned social scientists, philosophers of religion, feminists, biblical scholars, historians, moral theologians and systematic theologians - international experts from a wide range of theological and related disciplines - to reflect on "holiness."The book is divided into four parts: the idea of holiness, holiness and scripture, holiness and Christian tradition, and holiness and contemporary issues. The contributions are inter-denominational and inter-religious. There is nothing comparable on "holiness" available at present, so this collection fills a significant gap in the literature. Its comprehensive range and its interdisciplinary style will make it an important resource for students and scholars in theology, church history, ethics and religious studies.>