A Theology of Engagement (Challenges in Contemporary by Ian S. Markham

By Ian S. Markham

This ground-breaking e-book demanding situations readers to reconsider the divide among liberal and orthodox ways which characterises Christianity today.Provides an alternative choice to the liberal / orthodox divide in modern Christianity. Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions. comprises vital dialogue of theological approach. Illustrated with case stories regarding human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.

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By Ian S. Markham

This ground-breaking e-book demanding situations readers to reconsider the divide among liberal and orthodox ways which characterises Christianity today.Provides an alternative choice to the liberal / orthodox divide in modern Christianity. Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions. comprises vital dialogue of theological approach. Illustrated with case stories regarding human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.

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It would seem then the idea that Christians can think of themselves as theists and that the doctrine of the Trinity is a development of our core belief in God should not be contentious and can be an important way to progress engagement with other religious traditions. Yet it is contentious. Bruce Marshall, building on George Lindbeck’s The Nature of Doctrine, wants to argue that “a genuinely theological account of truth and epistemic justification needs to be robustly Trinitarian. ”31 Marshall goes on to argue that the ritual practice of the church is the key to understanding the core commitments of the Christian community and that this practice is firmly Trinitarian.

To this point I shall return. Despite McGrath’s insistence that he is disinclined to get into any particular theory or justification of Scripture, this is what he now needs. He admits as much when elsewhere he chides the post-liberals for their lack of clarity on this point: 28 Engagement: What it is and Why it Matters The specific criticism which evangelicalism directs against postliberalism at this point is the following: the prioritization of Scripture is not adequately grounded at the theological level.

Moreover the mind, whereby man knows what is intelligible, is in his case the mark man left of His handiwork: it is in the mind that he is made to God’s image. . 7 Additional evidence that reasons and good arguments mattered to Augustine is demonstrated in his capacity to revisit older arguments and want to correct them. The Retractationes is a remarkable phenomenon that reflects well on his commitment to intellectual integrity. The opening of the Retractationes reflects both this commitment and a delightful selfdeprecating irony.

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