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By Ian S. Markham(auth.)

ISBN-10: 0470773618

ISBN-13: 9780470773611

ISBN-10: 0631236015

ISBN-13: 9780631236016

This ground-breaking e-book demanding situations readers to reconsider the divide among liberal and orthodox techniques which characterises Christianity today.

  • Provides an alternative choice to the liberal / orthodox divide in modern Christianity.
  • Defends Christianity’s engagement with non-Christian traditions.
  • Includes vital dialogue of theological process.
  • Illustrated with case reports regarding human rights, interfaith tolerance, economics, and ethics.

Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6):
Chapter 1 Engagement: What it really is and Why it issues (pages 7–29):
Chapter 2 Augustine's Theological method (pages 30–47):
Chapter three Assimilation, Resistance, and Overhearing (pages 48–61):
Chapter four Assimilation: Engagement with Human Rights (pages 62–70):
Chapter five Resistance: The Heresy of nation Sovereignty and the spiritual valuable for Intervention to safeguard Human Rights (pages 71–85):
Chapter 6 Assimilation: the significance of the Black and Feminist views (pages 86–108):
Chapter 7 Overhearing: conflict of Discourses ? Secular within the West opposed to the Secular in India (pages 109–122):
Chapter eight Overhearing: brooding about Hinduism, Inclusivity, and Toleration (pages 123–137):
Chapter nine Assimilation: Christianity and the Consensus round Capitalism (pages 138–146):
Chapter 10 Assimilation and Overhearing: Rethinking Globalization ? Bediuzzaman stated Nursi's Risale?I Nur, Hardt, and Negri (pages 147–158):
Chapter eleven Keith Ward: An Engaged Theologian (pages 159–167):
Chapter 12 attractive with the Pope: Engagement but now not Engagement (pages 168–190):
Chapter thirteen the form of an Engaged Theology (pages 191–207):

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Peter Brown likens Manchaeism in Augustine’s day to the attractiveness of communism in the 1930s. 18 Slowly Augustine changes his mind about the rational plausibility of Manchaeism. Granted one should not imagine that Augustine is simply, in a detached modern way, evaluating the options and deciding on the basis of reason which worldview is true. It is the case, as Peter Brown shows, that Manchaeism, for a “Hearer” as opposed the “Elect,” was an ethically convenient worldview. The radical dualism of Manchaeism enabled Augustine to indulge the pleasures of his senses certain in the knowledge that there was an untouched goodness.

For most liberals he is the great bête noire. He is undoubtedly responsible for the “orthodoxy” that endured for centuries. And for many it is an orthodoxy that is oppressive. The exercise of finding shocking passages in Augustine is a game that many like to play. ” Consequently, those who are not liberated through grace, either because they have not yet been able to hear, or because they have not wished to obey, or also because, when on account of their age they were not capable of hearing, they did not receive the bath of regeneration, which they could have received and by means of which they would have been saved, are justly condemned.

Once that is recognized, it will be clear that a theology of engagement, entailing openness, should characterize the thought and practice of the church today. ” The great fault line running down the mainline churches is this “conservative” and “liberal” divide. It splits allegiances and determines the “tribes” that grapple for control of the senior appointments and the policies of the churches. Increasingly, the actual arguments of theologians are not examined, simply the consequences or outcomes of the arguments.

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