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Description - Fields of Faith by David F. Ford

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. Recognising 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521847377
ISBN-10: 0521847370
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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