Fields of Faith : Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century by David F. Ford, Ben

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David F. Ford (Editor), Ben Quash (Editor), Janet Martin Soskice (Editor) , "Fields of Faith : Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first Century"

Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521847370 | March 17, 2005 | PDF | 2 Mb | 248 Pages


Book Description
How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics: God, love, scripture, worship, argument, reconciliation, friendship and justice. The contributors practise different disciplines within the field, often in combination, covering theology, philosophy, history, phenomenology, literary studies, hermeneutics, politics, ethics and law. Their specialisms embrace Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indian religions, with particular focus on the field in Europe, the US and South Africa. Recognising the significance of the religions and of higher education, the book explores what best practice can be adopted to fulfil responsibilities towards academic disciplines, the religions and the societies of which they are part.