Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age

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Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age

By Sue Patterson

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This book cuts new ground in bringing together traditional Christian theological perspectives on truth and reality with a contemporary philosophical view of the place of language in both divine and wordly reality. Patterson seeks to reconcile the requirements that Christian theology should both take account of postmodern insights concerning the inextricability of language and world as well as taking God's truth to be absolute for all reality. Yet it is not simply about theological language and truth as such. Instead Patterson asks: where does language fit in divine and human reality? Patterson's discussion straddles realist, liberal-revisionist and postliberal theological schools, and critiques their various positions before going on to utilise selectively their insights to develop and apply a theological model of 'language-ridden' reality. This model affirms that worldly reality has a radical dependence on God. Finally, the book explores the theological and ethical implications of the model it proposes.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> General

Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/3/99
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511038941
ISBN 13: 9780511038945
Print ISBN: 9780521590303

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