The Domestication of Transcendence    -     By: William C. Placher
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Westminster John Knox Press / 1996 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)Taking a careful look at the "classical" views (e.g., Aquinas, Calvin, Luther) and later trends beginning in the 17th century, Placher says theology has taken a wrong turn in terms of transcendence, and asks us to reconsider the nature--grace controversy in pre-modern thought. 320 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 6 X 9 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 066425635X
ISBN-13: 9780664256357
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William Placher looks at "classical" Christian theology (Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther) and contrasts it with the Christian discourse about God that evolved in the seventeenth century. In particular, he deals with the notion of transcendence that gained prominence in this era and its impact on modern theology and modern thinking today. He persuasively argues that useful lessons can be drawn from premodern thinking about God, especially when viewed within the context of contemporary objections to it. This reexamination, according to Placher, has practical and profound implications for modern theology.

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William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including A History of Christian Theology, Jesus the Savior, and Essentials of Christian Theology, all published by WJK.

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