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Esther McIntosh

shared out and thus cease to be privi- E. McIntosh / International Journal of Public Th eology 4 (2010) 1–4 3 leges. Further, Isasi-Díaz employs the notion of ‘present-future’ to explain that reconciliation must override revenge as a feature of justice: reconciliation occurs in the fl eeting present

Sebastian Kim

concepts to his assessment of defini- tions presented by four theologians of public theology: Duncan Forrester, Max Stackhouse, Jürgen Moltmann and Stanley Hauerwas. He argues that Edwards’ ethics of virtue has significant insights to offer in forming public theology by 7) Ibid. 8) See Christian Ethics

William Buhrman

academic disciplines present high barriers to acquiring insights about a field other than one’s own. The designation “social sciences” is itself a term of convenience. Each of the chapters in fact represent quite distinct academic areas that share a commitment to the evaluation of empirical evidence. It is

Murray Rae

authority, whether implicitly or explicitly, should be, I suggest, a central char- acteristic of public theology. Th e authority of the state is not absolute and theology, of all disciplines, is best placed to say so and to present in the public sphere a conception of how human life might best be ordered

Eneida Jacobsen

theology and no single normative way of doing public theology’. 5 Hence, Breitenberg’s finding seems to present itself as inevitable: ‘in short, the more I read about public theology, the less clear I am that everyone engaged in discussion and debate about it is talking about the same thing’. 6 In this

Greg Hoyland

a whole, the book is well written and the argument logically and clearly con- structed, making it a stimulating and interesting read. In the first part of the book D’Costa offers a critique of the present situation facing theology, as well as including a brief historical overview. Th en, in chapter

David Clough

system. If the book were a vote, the noes would have it: only Julian Lewis and Oliver Kamm present arguments decidedly in favour of renewing the deterrent. Lewis argues that in an uncertain geopolitical environment it would be foolish to do without a nuclear insurance policy. Kamm claims that the ethical

Tamsin Bradley

role of faith-based initiatives in development. Tyndale’s overall argument is that the work of faith-based organizations (FBOs) has been largely ignored. In this volume she presents the stories of a cross-cultural sample of faith-based initiatives. In presenting these case studies she hopes to

Franklin Lee

from those who are living, one way or another, with homosexuality. Th e issue of homosexuality is presently causing great conflict within the Anglican Communion, even to the point of schism, it is, therefore, important to listen to the real stories presented in this book. Although some of the

Franklin Lee

to attend the conference in 1867. James argues that the present church has failed to acknowledge how Christian doc- trine develops in relation to surrounding culture and new learning. In most of the conferences, except the one in 1998, a collection of previous Lambeth resolutions were put together to