Constructing A Public Theology

The Church in a Pluralistic Culture

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Thiemann (Ronald F.).
Publication Dates: 1991.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Social ethics and Theology.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BT 80 .T48 1991
  • Summary:

    The essays in this book demonstrate that a theology shaped by the biblical narratives and grounded in the practices of the Christian community can provide resources to enable people to regain a public voice in a pluralistic culture. Ronald Theimann challenges us to develop a public theology that remains based in the particulars of Christian faith while addressing issues of public significange. His essays show how careful attention to the form and substance of biblical narratives, the practices of Christian worship and piety, the institutional life of the church and the academy, and the pluralism of contemporary society can contribute to the descriptive, critical, and reconstructive task of a public theology.