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The Resource For the life of the world : theology that makes a difference, Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun

For the life of the world : theology that makes a difference, Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun

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For the life of the world : theology that makes a difference
Title
For the life of the world
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theology that makes a difference
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Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun
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eng
Summary
"Shows that a recovery of theology is vital to help us evaluate contested questions of value, articulate compelling visions of the good life, and answer the fundamental question of what makes a life worth living"--
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Volf (Public Faith in Action), theology professor at Yale, and Croasmun (The Emergence of Sin), director of Yale’s Life Worth Living program, assert that the contemporary discipline of theology is in crisis. The authors believe theological study has veered far from its essential purpose of promoting “true life in the presence of God” and label their book “a manifesto” that challenges readers to adapt their practice of theology, which addresses “the grand goal of God: fashioning each human and the entire world into God’s home and our true home as well.” The authors suggest that colleges, universities, and religious institutions now focus on equipping people to generate resources rather than undertake the search for truth and meaning, but they also insist that the world still requires a compelling theology “to discern, articulate and commend a vision of flourishing life.” Though this work of erudite scholarship may prove challenging for the amateur theologian to navigate, Volf and Croasmun persuasively argue that faithfully practiced Christian theology can engage the challenges posed by scientific inquiry and other religious worldviews. For Bible scholars and theological historians, this fervent book will be sure to inspire conversations about the purpose of academic pursuits in theology. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed 11/26/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 48, p)
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Volf, Miroslav
Dewey number
230
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1979-
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Croasmun, Matthew
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  • Theology, Practical
  • Christian life
  • Christian life
  • Theology, Practical
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theology that makes a difference
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For the life of the world : theology that makes a difference, Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why theology matters--to us -- The human quest -- The crisis of theology -- The renewal of theology -- The challenge of universality -- Lives of theologians with Justin Crisp -- A vision of flourishing life
Control code
ocn988292371
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781587434013
Lccn
2018020645
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)988292371
Label
For the life of the world : theology that makes a difference, Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: why theology matters--to us -- The human quest -- The crisis of theology -- The renewal of theology -- The challenge of universality -- Lives of theologians with Justin Crisp -- A vision of flourishing life
Control code
ocn988292371
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781587434013
Lccn
2018020645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988292371

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