The Community of the Weak

The Community of the Weak

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Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.2003. Teaching Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts. Lanham: Rowman aamp; Littlefield. Webb, J. B. 2004. ... Power: Focus for a Biblical Theology. Geneva: WCC. ... In Ford D. F. edited by. ... The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology.

Title:The Community of the Weak
Author: Hans-Peter Geiser
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2013-03-28

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