Telling God's Story
Bible, Church and Narrative Theology
By (author) Gerard Loughlin
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Telling God's Story by Gerard Loughlin
Book DescriptionThis book presents narrative theology as radically orthodox. It is orthodox because it is in the tradition of all those who maintain the priority of the story of Jesus, as it is sacramentally performed in the Church; and radical because it eschews all modern attempts to found Christian faith on some other story, such as that of reason, critical history or human consciousness. Acknowledging the indeterminacy and textuality of human existence, Telling God's Story presents the Christian life as a truly postmodern venture: the groundless enactment of God's 'future now'. In the epilogue this book focuses on the Eucharist as the sacramental site in which the story and body of Christ consumes and is consumed. Through this bodily telling and consumption the Church is enabled to receive again God's gift of return and to be the telling of God's story, once more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521665155
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerard Loughlin
Queer Theology, Hardback (October 2007)
Queer Theology makes an important contribution to public debate about Christianity and sex. This remarkable collection reconceptualizes the body and its desires, enlarging the meaningfulness of Christian sexuality for the good of the Church.
Alien Sex, Paperback (November 2003)
Uses cinema and the films it shows to think about the church and the visions of desire it displays. This book discusses various films, including "The Alien Quartet", Christopher Nolan's "Memento", Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange", Nicolas Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and Derek Jarman's "The Garden".
Sex These Days, Paperback (June 1997)
A collection of essays exploring what has been lost and gained in replacing modern sexual orthodoxy with the heresies of postmodern sexualities.
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Introduces narrative theology, and demonstrates how this theology is both orthodox and radical.
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