Fields of Faith
Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century
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Fields of Faith by David F. Ford
Book DescriptionThis book was first published in 2005. How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics: God, love, scripture, worship, argument, reconciliation, friendship and justice. The contributors practise different disciplines within the field, often in combination, covering theology, philosophy, history, phenomenology, literary studies, hermeneutics, politics, ethics and law. Their specialisms embrace Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indian religions, with particular focus on the field in Europe, the US and South Africa. Recognizing the significance of the religions and of higher education, the book explores what best practice can be adopted to fulfil responsibilities towards academic disciplines, the religions and the societies of which they are part.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521847377
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David F. Ford
Drama of Living, Paperback (September 2014)
How can we live wisely today, attuned to God and to other people amid the ups and downs of modern life with its complexities, conflicts and distractions? Renowned theologian David Ford offers reflective and practical insights into living wisely and well, rooted in the Spirit.
Interreligious Reading After Vatican II, Paperback (December 2013)
Interreligious Reading After Vatican II brings together for the first time leading scholars from within and outside the Catholic tradition to discuss and undertake interreligious reading in the light of Vatican II.
Theology: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (October 2013)
In this Very Short Introduction, David Ford provides a balanced survey, for both believers and non-believers, to the central questions of contemporary theology. In this new edition, Ford includes updates to a number of areas, including theology between faiths, theological responses to science, and the effect of globalization and technology.
Modern Theologians Reader, Paperback (December 2011)» View all books by David F. Ford
The Modern Theologians Readeris a unique text providing a collection of the key readings on major 20th-century theologians and theological movements, and texts on Christian theology's relation to science, globalization, and other faiths such as Buddhism and Judaism.
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Author Biography - David F. Ford
David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge and author of a number of books including Self and Salvation (1999) and Theology: A Very Short Introduction (1999). Ben Quash is Dean and Fellow of Peterhouse and lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. Janet Martin Soskice is Reader in Modern Theology and Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Jesus College and co-editor of Feminism and Theology (2003).
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