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Comparative Theology

Christian therapy in a world of many cultures

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        StatementKessinger Publishing, LLC
        PublishersKessinger Publishing, LLC
        LC ClassificationsJuly 9, 2006
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 118 p. :
        Number of Pages50
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        ISBN 101428642625

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In this book, Thatamanil employs the ancient Indian allegory of the elephant and blindfolded men to argue for the integration of three, often-separated theological projects: comparative theology, constructive theology, and theologies of religious diversity. In contrast to this, comparative theology is a theology of religious learning.

In 1987, David Tracy reminded us that although the realities of pluralism have never been so evident as they are today, reflection on "other religions" has of course been present in the Christian tradition from its beginnings, and it has proceeded with subtlety, sophistication and boldness in many contexts. The New Comparative Theology: Interreligious Insights from the Next Generation.Smith's conclusion reaffirms the initial thesis: "There is no ontology of scripture.

Very important too, regarding both content and method, is David Carpenter's Revelation, History, and the Dialogue of Religions, a conscientious and very thorough comparison of the thought of the fifth century Indian Comparative Theology and theologian Bhartrhari and that of St. The latter was the academic study of religions that deployed critical and empirical methodologies that distanced it from both theological and philosophical appraisals of religions.

A specialization can be as specialized as its practitioners want it to be, but its health and relevance depend in part on how much specialized knowledge is fed back into the more generalized domain of theological knowledge. It is one thing to be writing a comparative study in the contemporary academic scene, where attention to pluralism can still appear both novel and optional, and another to embark upon a comparative study in contexts where religions have been meeting for millennia.

Comparative Theology am content to let that sketch speak for the value of comparative theology. Comparative theology is in part a comparison of theologies, and entails reflection on theological themes "revelation," "grace," "the Trinity" and also theological method and purpose as exemplified in various religious traditions. Comparative Theology Theology: A Review of Recent Books 1989—1995 ".

We could add Comparative Theology that: humans in our current economic systems are no longer made in the image of God, but in the image of the economy: from imago Dei to imago oeconimici.

Granted, this touches on a deeper concern surrounding comparative theology as a mode of theological inquiry itself, one which is meant to be separated from theologies of religion although in what ways this is actually possible is something scholars continue to debate to this day.

The discipline arose through the growing impact of Alan Race's three-fold understanding ofthat resulted in various arguments about the benefits of the models of theology of religions.

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" Using Habermas, Krieger elaborates the implications Comparative Theology communicative action and offers a model of nonviolent community, constructing a intelligible basis for conversation among people of various religions.

Marianne Moyaert: Comparative Theology after the Shoah: Risks, pivots and opportunities of Comparing traditions 9. The issues related to self-appropriation in the comparative project are raised in a more explicit fashion in John H.

The archipelagic—modeled on the fragmentary, constellated, and rhizomatic Caribbean—critiques totalizing ontology, epistemology,and forms of identity grounded in ethnocentrism, nation-states, or rigid religiocultural typologies. You can read the interview staff member Dorie Goehring had with him before his visit on Monday.