Theology in a Social Context : Sociological Theology Volume 1

Theology in a Social Context : Sociological Theology Volume 1

Description

Over the last 30 years a number of theologians have been using aspects of sociology alongside the more traditional resources of philosophy. In turn, sociologists with an interest in theology have also contributed to an interaction between theology and sociology. The time is right to revisit the dialogue between theologians and sociologists. In his new trilogy on Sociological Theology, Robin Gill makes a renewed contribution to the mapping of three abiding ways of relating theology and sociology, with the three volumes covering: Theology in a Social Context; Theology Shaped by Society; Society Shaped by Theology. Theology in a Social Context argues that a sociological perspective, properly understood, can make an important contribution to theology. Part I looks carefully at various objections raised by both theologians and sociologists, maintaining instead that a proper understanding of social context is a prerequisite for effective theology. Part II suggests that a sociological perspective offers crucial insights into resurgent forms of fundamentalism. Part III offers a fresh account of social context in the modern world, once thought by sociologists and theologians alike to consist simply of increasing secularization.


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Details

Author(s)
Robin Gill
Format
Hardback | 246 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 16mm | 592g
Publication date
01 May 2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
New ed
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1409425959
ISBN13
9781409425953
Bestsellers rank
2,645,739