A Revitalization of Images

Theology and Human Creativity

By Gregory C. Higgins

A Revitalization of Images

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  • ISBN: 9781498224505
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 3/5/2019
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A Revitalization of Images

Theology and Human Creativity

By Gregory C. Higgins

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  • ISBN: 9781498224505
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 3/5/2019
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
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About-

The philosopher, theologian, and biblical scholar Austin Farrer (1904–1968) highlighted in his various writings the central role that images play in the interpretation of biblical writings, the construction of theological arguments, and the descriptions of the Christian spiritual life. Theologians down through the centuries have sought to revitalize the central biblical images as they addressed the pressing theological, moral, and spiritual questions of their day. A Revitalization of Images offers students the opportunity to participate in this ongoing creative engagement with ten dominant biblical images that continue to shape the church’s beliefs and practices, as well as each Christian’s own spiritual journey.

Sound theology is rooted in Scripture, conversant with past thinkers, and engaged in the present life of the church. This dynamic directly informs Revitalization. In each chapter we begin with a biblical image that has figured prominently in the Christian theological tradition. Next we examine two prominent voices from the Christian tradition who have drawn upon the image when crafting a compelling vision of the Christian life. We then turn our attention to a contemporary thinker who has incorporated or critiqued the image in his or her own theological work. This discussion is set within the current spectrum of theological positions including orthodox, liberal, postliberal, and postmodern perspectives.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The author’s statement that ‘Theology tests the images, and is tested by them’ best summarizes this rich work, eliciting both reflection and creativity from the reader. Gregory Higgins is a reliable guide across the biblical landscape and Christian theological tradition, and a perceptive curator of images drawn from art, nature, music, and story (among others). Past and present converse within these pages; different ways of doing theology are explained and stunningly exemplified through the revitalization of the images they depict.”

Joseph M. Incandela, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Mary's College



“Invaluable for scholars and students alike, A Revitalization of Images offers a thorough and comprehensive overview of Biblical images. By presenting the scholarship and reflections of theologians throughout the ages, Professor Higgins gives the reader countless opportunities for thought, reflection, understanding, and growth. Scripture scholars, practical theologians and students of theology on the undergraduate or graduate level alike will enjoy reading, studying and reflecting on Higgins’ newest book.”

—Joanna Patane Scholz, Instructor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University

Contributors-

Gregory C. Higgins

Bio(s)-

Gregory C. Higgins holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Yale Divinity School. He is the Chair of the Theology Department at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ.

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