Dialogical Spirit

Christian Reason and Theological Method in the Third Millennium
James Clarke & Co Ltd (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 30. April 2015
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  • 352 Seiten
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Contemporary proposals for Christian theology from post-liberalism to Radical Orthodoxy and beyond have espoused their own methodological paradigms. Those who have ventured into this domain of theological method, however, have usually had to stake their claims vis-à-vis trends in what may be called the contemporary "post-al" age, whether of the post-modern, post-Christendom, post-Enlightenment, post-Western, or post-colonial varieties. This volume is unique among offerings in this arena in suggesting a way forward that engages on each of these fronts, and does so from a particularistic Christian perspective without giving up on Christian theology's traditional claims to universality. This is accomplished through the articulation of a distinctive dialogical methodology informed by both Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, one rooted in the Christian salvation-history narrative of Incarnation and Pentecost that is yet open to the world in its many and various cultural, ethnic, religious, and disciplinary discourses. Amos Yong here engages with twelve different interlocutors representing different ecumenical, religious, and disciplinary perspectives. 'The Dialogical Spirit' thus not only proffers a model for Christian theological method suitable for the twenty-first century global context but also exemplifies this methodological approach through its interactions across the contemporary scholarly, inter-religious, and theological landscape.
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978-0-227-90435-0 (9780227904350)
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Amos Yong is Professor of Theology & Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, California. He is the author and editor of more than two dozen books, including 'Spirit-Word-Community: Theological Hermeneutics in Trinitarian Perspective' (2002) and 'Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace' (2012). This book is a companion to his 'The Missiological Spirit: Christian Mission Theology for the Third Millennium Global Context' (James Clarke, 2015).
  • Front cover
  • Half title
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Postfoundationalist Turn: On Epistemology and Theology
  • The Post-Christendom Era: A "Pentecostal" Retrieval
  • The Postsecular Milieu: Theology and Religion in a World of Science
  • The Postmodern Situation: Christian Witness amidst Many Religions
  • Part I. The Postfoundationalist Turn: Epistemology and Theology after the Enlightenment
  • Chapter 1: The Demise of Foundationalism and the Retention of Truth: What Evangelicals Can Learn from C. S. Peirce
  • Evangelicals, Foundationalism, and Truth
  • Peirce and the Critique of Classical Foundationalism
  • Peirce and Evangelical Orthodoxy
  • Chapter 2: Pragmatist and Pragmaticist Trajectories for a Postmodern Theology
  • The Neo-Pragmatist Vision of Richard Rorty
  • Toward a Post-Rortyean and Postmodern Theology
  • A Pragmaticist Highroad Around the Contemporary Theological Impasse
  • Chapter 3: In Search of Foundations: The Oeuvre of Donald L. Gelpi, S.J., and Its Significance for Pentecostal Theology and Philosophy
  • Discerning "Postmodernism"
  • Theological Method in a Postmodern World
  • The "Foundations" of Theological Anthropology
  • Elements of a Postmodern Christology
  • Gelpi as a Charismatic Theologian
  • Part II. The Post-Christendom Era and the Pentecostal Retrieval
  • Chapter 4: The "Baptist Vision" of James Wm. McClendon Jr.: A Wesleyan-Pentecostal Response
  • McClendon's Systematic Theology-An Overview
  • Wesleyans and Pentecostals in Dialogue with McClendon
  • Chapter 5: Whither Evangelical Theology? The Work of Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen as a Case Study of Contemporary Trajectories
  • Kärkkäinen as Evangelical Theologian
  • Kärkkäinen as Ecumenical Theologian
  • Kärkkäinen as World Theologian
  • Critical Questions for Kärkkäinen
  • W(h)ither Evangelical Theology?
  • Chapter 6: Radically Orthodox, Reformed, and Pentecostal: Rethinking the Intersection of Post/Modernity and the Religions in Conversation with James K. A. Smith
  • Radically Orthodox and Reformed: Mapping Smith's Project
  • Radical and Reformed: Critical Questions in a Religiously Plural World
  • Radically Orthodox, Reformed, and Pentecostal: A "Pneumatological Assist"
  • Part III. The Postsecular Milieu: Theology Meets Science and Religions
  • Chapter 7: From Quantum Mechanics to the Eucharistic Meal: John Polkinghorne's "Bottom-up" Vision of Science and Theology
  • Methodological Considerations: A "Bottom-up, Eucharistic-Assisted Logic"
  • Theological Commitments: Polkinghorne and Theological Thickness
  • Eschatological Anticipations: Continuity and/or Discontinuity?
  • Chapter 8: Mind and Life, Religion and Science: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Buddhist-Christian-Science Trilogue
  • The Buddhism and Science Encounter: A Very Brief History
  • The Mind and Life Project: An Overview of the Dialogues and Initial Volumes
  • The Dalai Lama and the Contemplative and Physical Sciences: Recent Mind and Life Volumes and Background
  • Mind and Life, Buddhism and Science: Christian Reflections
  • Appendix: Mind and Life Meetings
  • Chapter 9: Tibetan Buddhism Going Global? A Case Study of a Contemporary Buddhist Encounter with Science
  • B. Alan Wallace as "Globe-Trotter": A Biographical Approach to Tibetan Globalization
  • Buddhism and Science: A Review of the Work of B. Alan Wallace
  • Tibetan Buddhism as a Global Presence: B. Alan Wallace in Global "Trilogue"
  • Part IV. The Postmodern Situation: Pluralism and Theology in Global Context
  • Chapter 10: The True Believers? Francis X. Clooney and "Dual Religious Belonging" in the Comparative Theological Enterprise
  • Comparative Theology: Possibilities and Challenges
  • Multiple Religious Identities and the Comparative Enterprise: Clooney's Recent Volumes
  • Evangelicals and the Comparative Theological Project: Questions and Concerns
  • Chapter 11: Observation-Participation-Subjunctivation: Methodological Play and Meaning-Making in the Study of Religion and Theology
  • Methodological Options in the Study of Religion
  • André Droogers's Methodological Ludism and Meaning-Making
  • A Ludic Approach to Religious Studies and Theology?
  • Chapter 12: Toward a Relational Apologetics in Global Context: A Review Essay of Benno van den Toren's Christian Apologetics as Cross-Cultural Dialogue
  • Conclusion: Christian Theological Method: Toward a Pneumatological Imagination for the Third Millennium
  • The Dialogical Spirit
  • The Dialogical Spirit
  • The Pneumatological Imagination and Theological Method for the Twenty-First Century
  • Bibliography
  • Back cover
"'The Dialogical Spirit' brings together some of the main theological interlocutors and strands of theological reflection that have shaped the thought of one of the most prolific and creative pentecostal theologians of our time. It offers a compelling argument for a pneumatological and dialogical theological method as particularly suited to address contemporary theological problems while remaining faithful to the core of Christian revelation."
Catherine Cornille, editor of 'Criteria of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue'

"If there is one theologian whose scholarship marks, mirrors, and advances the evolutionary highpoints of pentecostal theology it is Amos Yong. This inspiring book on theological method demonstrates that the twists, turns, and swerves in his thoughts are the temporal tea leaves that not only interpret the past and present of pentecostal theology, but also decipher the future of charismatic-renewalist theology as the representative Christian theology in the twenty-first century."
Nimi Wariboko, author of 'The Pentecostal Principle'

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