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A report from the front lines : conversations on public theology : a festschrift in honor of Robert Benne / edited by Michael Shahan.

Contributor(s): Benne, Robert | Shahan, Michael.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009Description: xv, 166 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780802848635 (cloth : alk. paper); 080284863X (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Christian sociology -- Lutheran Church | Lutheran Church -- Doctrines
Contents:
Introduction / John R. Stumme -- The imperative of a public theology -- The attack on transcendence and the response of Robert Benne / Michael Shahan -- The crux of Christianity's case : the resurrection of Jesus / Carl E. Braaten -- A cultural disorder : C.S. Lewis and the abolition of man / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- Attending to the business that is ours / Richard John Neuhaus -- The Lutheran necessity in public theology -- The Lutheran difference / James Nuechterlein -- The Lutheran corrective / Gilbert Meilaender -- What Lutherans have to offer / Mark A. Noll -- Contested issues in public theology -- Luther and liberalism / Paul R. Hinlicky -- The public theologian as connected critic : the case of Central European churches / Ronald F. Thiemann -- Persuasion and indoctrination in Lutheran colleges / Gerald R. McDermott -- The recovery of moral and religious truth in the university / Donald D. Schmeltekopf and Michael D. Beaty -- Religious perspectives on Democratic capitalism / Joseph A. Swanson.
Review: "In tribute to the ongoing influence of Robert Benne, director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College, fourteen of his friends and colleagues have produced A Report from the Front Lines, in which they consider the role of theology in the public arena at this turn of the twenty-first century. They speak powerfully to the cultural paralysis of the Western world, where educated leaders claim that morality must not interfere with science or public policy, by showing the relevance of orthodox Christianity to humanity's most pressing problems. The constant theme weaving through the volume is Benne's own conviction that Christians can and must engage in the public square with positions forged out of their religious commitments, using arguments whose presuppositions allow room for special revelation, but whose resultant logic is translated into a shared universal rationality."--BOOK JACKET.
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Introduction / John R. Stumme -- The imperative of a public theology -- The attack on transcendence and the response of Robert Benne / Michael Shahan -- The crux of Christianity's case : the resurrection of Jesus / Carl E. Braaten -- A cultural disorder : C.S. Lewis and the abolition of man / Jean Bethke Elshtain -- Attending to the business that is ours / Richard John Neuhaus -- The Lutheran necessity in public theology -- The Lutheran difference / James Nuechterlein -- The Lutheran corrective / Gilbert Meilaender -- What Lutherans have to offer / Mark A. Noll -- Contested issues in public theology -- Luther and liberalism / Paul R. Hinlicky -- The public theologian as connected critic : the case of Central European churches / Ronald F. Thiemann -- Persuasion and indoctrination in Lutheran colleges / Gerald R. McDermott -- The recovery of moral and religious truth in the university / Donald D. Schmeltekopf and Michael D. Beaty -- Religious perspectives on Democratic capitalism / Joseph A. Swanson.

"In tribute to the ongoing influence of Robert Benne, director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College, fourteen of his friends and colleagues have produced A Report from the Front Lines, in which they consider the role of theology in the public arena at this turn of the twenty-first century. They speak powerfully to the cultural paralysis of the Western world, where educated leaders claim that morality must not interfere with science or public policy, by showing the relevance of orthodox Christianity to humanity's most pressing problems. The constant theme weaving through the volume is Benne's own conviction that Christians can and must engage in the public square with positions forged out of their religious commitments, using arguments whose presuppositions allow room for special revelation, but whose resultant logic is translated into a shared universal rationality."--BOOK JACKET.

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