Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern World  -     By: Sue Patterson
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Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern World

Cambridge University Press / 1999 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 6.00 X 9.00 X 0.56 (inches)
ISBN: 0521590302
ISBN-13: 9780521590303
Series: Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine

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This book cuts new ground in bringing together traditional Christian theological perspectives on truth and reality with a contemporary philosophical view of the place of language in both divine and wordly reality. Patterson seeks to reconcile the requirements that Christian theology should both take account of postmodern insights concerning the inextricability of language and world as well as taking God's truth to be absolute for all reality. Yet it is not simply about theological language and truth as such. Instead Patterson asks: where does language fit in divine and human reality? Patterson's discussion straddles realist, liberal-revisionist and postliberal theological schools, and critiques their various positions before going on to utilise selectively their insights to develop and apply a theological model of 'language-ridden' reality. This model affirms that worldly reality has a radical dependence on God. Finally, the book explores the theological and ethical implications of the model it proposes.

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