The Character of Theology

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: July 01, 2005


ISBN: 0801026415

ISBN-13: 9780801026416

Number of Pages: 206

Weight: 0.74 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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Theology done in today\'s context is strikingly different from past evangelical approaches. In this new project John Franke, writing with our postmodern world in mind, reflects these directions. He offers an introduction to theology that covers the usual territory, but does so attuned to today\'s ecclesial and cultural context.

In contradistinction to more traditional works, Franke:

- critiques traditional evangelical theological conceptions
- emphasizes the "local" nature of theology
- engages the postmodern context
- contrasts conservative and postconservative approaches
- interacts with the broader faith community

Sure to provoke intense discussion, The Character of Theology will help Christians to be faithful in a world in which the spiritual and intellectual landscape is ever changing.

Author Info

John R. Franke (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is theologian in residence at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and general coordinator for the Gospel and Our Culture Network. He previously taught at Yellowstone Theological Institute and Biblical Theological Seminary. He is the coauthor of Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context and editor of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series.

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