Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology Hardback

The Once and Future Challenge for Theology

by Sheila Greeve Davaney;


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Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology

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The 200-year-old notion that concepts, ideas, and theories are all influenced by or occasioned by historical circumstances is today a commonplace in all fields, and lays bare the historical character of our most cherished convictions, honored traditions, and dogmatic formulations.

With clarity and skill, Davaney's authoritative text traces the history of historicism and its various meanings from the German Enlightenment through its Continental and distinctly American developments to its contemporary postmodern incarnations. She demonstrates how it has forced theology to pioneer methods that specifically acknowledge social locatedness, particularity, and pragmatic intent, effectively replacing theology's metaphysical and dogmatic basis with a largely historical one. Yet, says Davaney, Christian theology has yet to come to terms fully with historicism and its imperatives, and her final chapter charts a possible future course.

Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology by Sheila Greeve Davaney was published by Fortress in March 2006 and is our 50125th best seller. The ISBN for Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge for Theology is 9780800632199.

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Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherFortress (March 2006)
Weight290g
Number of Pages216
Thickness13 mm
Height215 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780800632199
ISBN-100800632192
Product Code112211
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