The Word As True Myth: Interpreting Modern Theology    -     By: Gary Dorrien
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The Word As True Myth: Interpreting Modern Theology

Westminster John Knox Press / 1997 / Paperback

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The author follows the threads of theology through the twentieth century, examining how Christians have reconciled their myth-filled religious beliefs within a world secularized by Enlightenment criticism and science. To understand how religion keeps its place in Christians' lives, the author writes, we must explore how modern theologians have ansered the question of myth in today's Christianity.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 0664257453
ISBN-13: 9780664257453
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Publisher's Description

The twentieth century saw a wide variety of theological stands that were often confusing. Gary Dorrien sorts through theological trends by focusing on the notions of Christ and word. He presents the story of recent theology in a narrative style that makes the book ideal for classroom use, integrating the major theologians of the century along with other developments in philosophy and culture.

Author Bio

Gary Dorrien is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University in New York City. An Episcopal priest, he is the author of eleven books and over one hundred articles that range across the fields of theology, philosophy, social theory, politics, ethics, and history.

Publisher's Weekly

Dorrien, who teaches religion at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, weaves a coherent, accessible and generally persuasive account of the development of modern theology, arguing that it has been "in crisis for most of its history." From the opening paragraph of the introduction, he insists that the crisis has been and continues to be a "crisis of belief." Modern theology emerged with the question of whether it is possible to sustain Christian faith in the face of the desacralization of the world by modern science. This desacralization and disintegration led, according to Dorrien, to a "return of the repressed" mythological aspects of Christianity on the part of modern theology. The bulk of the book, however, is devoted to a careful historical account of theological developments that began with Kant, Hegel and Schleiermacher, continued through Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann and Emil Brunner, and culminated in Schubert Ogden's appropriation of Bultmann and the "postmodern" turn of liberation and feminist theologies. Dorrien's book will appeal to those who share his commitment to a historical framework within which to understand theology. (Nov.)

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