Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century

Agenda for the Future

Edited by Douglas H. Shantz, Tinu Ruparell

Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century

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Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century

Agenda for the Future

Edited by Douglas H. Shantz, Tinu Ruparell

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  • Pages: 232
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2012
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About-

In this volume some of the outstanding Christian scholars of our day reflect on how their minds have changed, how their academic fields have changed over the course of their careers, and the pressing issues that Christian scholars will need to address in the twenty-first century. This volume offers an accessible portrait of key trends in the world of Christian scholarship today.

Christian Thought in the Twenty-First Century features scholars from Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and Switzerland. The contributors represent a wide variety of academic backgrounds--from biblical studies to theology, to religious studies, to history, English literature, philosophy, law, and ethics.

This book offers a personal glimpse of Christian scholars in a self-reflective mode, capturing their honest reflections on the changing state of the academy and on changes in their own minds and outlooks. The breadth and depth of insight afforded by these contributions provide rich soil for a reader's own reflections, and an agenda that will occupy Christian thinkers well into the twenty-first century.

Content and Contributors:


Historical Perspectives on the Christian Tradition

1. Jesus and The Gospels, by Craig A. Evans

2. The Dwarfs are for the Dwarfs: Medieval Church History Today, by Dennis D. Martin

3. Reflections on Medieval English Literature, by Denis Renevey

4. Reflections of an Historian of Early Modern German Protestantism, by Douglas H. Shantz

5. Making Historical Theology, by Margaret R. Miles

6. Eastern Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century, by James R. Payton Jr.

7. Religion's Return, by Lamin Sanneh

Philosophical and Theological Issues

8. The Christian Philosopher Today, by Terrence Penelhum

9. Christian Thought: An Agenda for the Future, by Clark H. Pinnock

10. Process Theology in Process, John B. Cobb Jr.

11. Christian Theology in a post-Christendom World, by Douglas John Hall

Encounters with Religious Pluralism and the new Science

12. A New Way of Being Christian, by Paul F. Knitter

13. Comparative Theology, Keith Ward

14. Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century, by John Polkinghorne

15. Bioethics: A Forum for Finding Shared Values in a Twenty-First Century Society, by Margaret Somerville

The Academy and the City

16. "But have you kept the faith of your Ancestors?" Musings on the writing and teaching of the history of Christianity in a Secular Canada, by Marguerite Van Die

17. The Spiritual Quest, Christian Thought, and the Academy: Challenges, Commitments, and Considerations, by Charles Nienkirchen

18. Ecstatic Nerve: Fiction, Historical Narrative, and Christian theology in an Academic Setting, by Peter C. Erb

19. Athens and Jerusalem: Facing Both Ways in Calgary, by Alan P. F. Sell

20. The City and the Church, by Wesley A. Kort


Approaches to English Literature and Film

21. Reflections on Literary Theory and Criticism, by Susan Felch

22. A Time of Promise and Responsibility: Teaching English Literature in the Christian Academy, by Arlette Zinck

23. Thomas Merton: Retrospect and Prospect, by Bonnie Thurston

24. Thomas Merton's Divinations for a Twenty-First Century Christian Reader, by Lynn Szabo

25. Christianity and the Cinema: An Interreligious Conversation, by Anne Moore

Index

Endorsements & Reviews-

"I heard many of the lecturers whose essays appear in this book when they were guests of the Chair of Christian Thought at the University of Calgary. Now they reappear to reflect personally on how their minds and academic fields have changed over the course of their careers. They tackle key issues in their disciplines needing future attention and present their views as authentic humans, not only as respected academics."
--Wayne Holst
University of Calgary and St. David's United Church, Calgary

Contributors-

Douglas H. Shantz
Tinu Ruparell

Bio(s)-

Douglas H. Shantz is Professor of Christian Thought at the University of Calgary. His recent books are Between Sardis and Philadelphia (2008), and A New Introduction to German Pietism (2012).

Tinu Ruparell is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary. He is coeditor, with Ian S. Markham, of Encountering Religion (2000). His current work centers on idealism in Ramanuja and Leibniz as well as on science and religion.

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