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The Promise of Critical Theology

Essays in Honour of Charles Davis

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The Promise of Critical Theology by Marc P. Lalonde
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Written in tribute to one of the foremost Catholic theologians in the English-speaking world, the essays in The Promise of Critical Theology address the question: Can critical theology secure its critical operation without undermining its foundation in religious tradition and experience? Is "critical theology" simply an oxymoron when viewed from both sides of the equation? From Marc Lalonde's introductory essay which delimits Davis' fundamental position, that the primary task of critical theology is the critique of religious orthodoxy, the essays examine Davis' distinction between faith and belief and build upon the promise of critical theology as inextricably bound to the promise of faith. They ask: What is its promise? What particular religious ideas, themes, stories are appropriate for its concrete expression? How can the community of faith receive its transformative message? What might be the contribution of other religious traditions and philosophies? Essays by Paul Lakeland, Dennis McCann, Kenneth Melchin, Michael Oppenheim and Marsha Hewitt respond to these and other questions and critically relate Davis' work to ongoing developments in modern theology, critical theory, philosophy and the social sciences. Their diversity attests to the comprehensive scope of Davis' thought and exemplifies the progressive character of contemporary religious discourse. They honour Davis and illuminate the promise of critical religious thinking in itself.

Author Biography

Marc P Lalonde, Editor
Release date NZ
November 1st, 1995
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Pages
158
Dimensions
152x228x8
ISBN-13
9780889202542
Product ID
2245314

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