The Problems of Theology
By (author) Brian Hebblethwaite
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Problems of Theology by Brian Hebblethwaite
Book DescriptionFaculties of theology are a traditional feature of most western European universities, yet in colleges of education, schools and in some newer universities the subject is studied, if at all, under the heading of 'religious studies'. Taking the question 'Is there such a subject?' as his point of departure, the author sets out to explore the relation between theology and the broader field of religious studies. Theology primarily means 'rational talk about God', but the word is used in other wider and looser senses as well. Mr Hebblethwaite discusses in what ways it is possible for non-believers to engage in theology, and stresses the need for all to pursue the subject openly and self-critically in a religiously pluralist world. Criteria for truth-claims in religion and the problem of revelation are among the topics examined. In the course of his study the author looks at the relationship between theology and a number of adjacent subjects: psychology and the social sciences, philosophy, history and ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521298117
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a comprehensive survey of core Christian doctrines. This title covers topics such as: creation, Incarnation, Trinity, salvation and eschatology, and the ultimate future of creation. It also comments on the work by philosophers of religion in the analytic tradition on the doctrines of the Christian creed.
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