Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God
Continuum Intl Pub Group
On Sale: July 21, 2011
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'Since the middle of the twentieth century,' writes
Elizabeth Johnson, 'there has been a renaissance of new
insights into God in the Christian tradition. On different
continents, under pressure from historical events and social
conditions, people of faith have glimpsed the living God in
fresh ways. It is not that a wholly different God is
discovered from the One believed in by previous generations.
Christian faith does not believe in a new God but, finding
itself in new situations, seeks the presence of God there.
Aspects long-forgotten are brought into new relationships
with current events, and the depths of divine compassion are
appreciated in ways not previously imagined.'
This book sets out the fruit of these discoveries. The first
chapter describes Johnson's point of departure and the rules
of engagement, with each succeeding chapter distilling a
discrete idea of God. Featured are transcendental,
political, liberation, feminist, black, Hispanic,
interreligious, and ecological theologies, ending with the
particular Christian idea of the one God as Trinity.
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