More and more theologians are embracing ethnographic methods as core to accomplishing their theological work. 1 While the incorporation of social scientific methodology within theology is not in and of itself new, 2 and there are important dialogues regarding empirical research and the
Alliance and Conflict
Edited by David A. Martin, John O. Mills and W.S.F. Pickering
Updated reprint of the book with the same title, published in 1980 by The Harvester Press.
Contributors: John Orme Mills, Eileen Barker, Christopher Harris, David Martin, William Pickering, W. Donald Hudson, Robin Gill, Gregory Baum, Timothy Radcliffe, Antoine Lion, Robert Towler.
a theologian, perhaps the most traditional of names for the kind of scholar whom Arnal and McCutcheon abjure. Nonetheless, I hope in the following pages to show that I do not claim to be a typical theologian, and that a different approach to theological work—one that is not invested in protecting
Part one investigates the development of Hanafi thought in Transoxania before Māturīdī's time. Part two deals with the other religious groups (in particular the Mu'tazilites) which emerged in this area during his lifetime. Part three shows how he explained and defended the position of his predecessors; in doing so, he reformed their traditional views, thereby developing his own theology which then became the basis of a new tradition, viz. the Māturīdite school.
A Conversation on the Full Gospel
1 Introduction It is a privilege to find my book, Pentecostal Theology , reviewed in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology by a critical but generous group of Pentecostal scholars. This flagship journal, and first academic serial to publish constructive theological research from a Pentecostal
1 Introduction In this article, theological frames are developed to extend comparative theological concepts for social research on Christian organisations and agencies. They are defined as a framework for the theological interpretation of social life and are offered as a new approach for
Truth and Trust
Henk van den Belt
Theorists: Foucault, Augé, Lefebvre and Soja Anyone familiar with current studies in urban geography, town planning, social theory or public theology will be aware of the work of Foucault, Augé, Lefebvre and Soja. Analysis of the nature of space and place and its relationship to human identity
João Décio Passos
The term ‘public theology’ incorporates an essential dimension of rational and established discourse of faith, and verges on, therefore, verbal redundancy. There is no logos other than public, in view of the consensus on which all objective discourse in its genesis and structure is built. The