As a theological biography of Professor Walter J. Hollenweger, this book surveys his extensive interests, varied methods and wide-ranging reflection. But Price also incorporates an enquiry into the nature and function of western academic theology relating to Christian practice today. Hollenweger's research into pentecostalism, ecumenism and intercultural theology is here brought together in a synthetic overview. Issues such as the unity and diversity of the Bible and its interpretations, the particular and universal dimensions of worldwide Christianity, and relations between Christians and between Christians and others are all exploited in order to stimulates fresh thinking on the mission of the churches.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2: OUT OF PLACE: A BIOGRAPHY Pentecostal Pastor Pentecostal Scholar Evangelist-Administrator at the World Council of Churches Professor of Mission The Dramas Continue Comment CHAPTER 3: A DISPLACED, NOT MISPLACED METHODOLOGY Huldrych Zwingli: Reformer 'Flowers and Songs': A Mexican Contribution to Doing Theology Pentecostal Boundaries Saints in Birmingham Comment CHAPTER 4: NARRATIVE EXEGESIS: LOVING AND UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE The Inheritance of Western Critical Scholarship Sharing the Inheritance Comment CHAPTER 5: INTERCULTURAL THEOLOGY: ESCAPING THE GHETTO The Western Theological Academy and Intercultural Theology Hollenweger's Intercultural Contribution to the Academy Narrative Exegesis - One Way to Escape the Ghett Comment CHAPTER 6: PARTICIPATING IN MISSION The Church for Others Non-colonial Evangelism Comment CHAPTER 7: RUACH YAHWEH - HOLY SPIRIT: PNEUMATOLOGY From Life to Theology Questionable Doctrine Giving Attention to Creation The Dignity of the Spirit Comment CHAPTER 8: FINAL COMMENTS BIBLIOGRAPHY
Dr Lynne Price is an independent scholar living and working in Birmingham, England