Blessed Rage for Order: The New Pluralism in Theology

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University of Chicago Press, Mar 1, 1996 - Religion - 270 pages
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In Blessed Rage for Order, David Tracy examines the cultural context in which theological pluralism emerged. Analyzing orthodox, liberal, neo-orthodox, and radical models of theology, Tracy formulates a new 'revisionist' model. He considers which methods promise the most certain results for a revisionist theology and applies his model to the principal questions in contemporary theology, including the meanings of religion, theism, and of christology.
  

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Contents

THE PLURALIST CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
5
The Disenchantment with Mystifications
6
The Disenchantment with Disenchantment
12
FIVE BASIC MODELS IN CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
24
Believers and Beliefs
26
Modern Secularity and Christian Belief
27
Radical Contemporary Christian Faith and the God of Jesus Christ
29
Secular Affirmation and Theistic Negation
33
RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
121
Analytic Philosophy and Religious Language
122
The Breaking of Forms
126
A Possible ModeofBeingintheWorld
133
THE QUESTION OF GOD METAPHYSICS REVISITED
148
The Possibility and Necessity of Metaphysics
152
Anders Nygren
159
The Uses and Abuses of Religious Language
162

A Critical Correlation
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A REVISIONIST MODEL FOR CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
45
The theological task will involve a critical correlation of the results of the investigations of the two sources of theology
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The principal method of investigation of the source common human experience and language can be described as a phenomenology of the religious ...
49
The principal method of investigation of the source the Christian tradition can be described as an historical and hermeneutical investigation of classic...
51
To determine the truthstatus of the results of ones investigations into the meaning of both common human experience and Christian texts the theologi...
54
THE SEARCH FOR ADEQUATE CRITERIA AND MODES OF ANALYSIS
66
The Possibility of Their Interpretation
74
The Task of Critical Correlation
81
THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSION OF COMMON HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE
93
The Concept of Limit
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LimitQuestions in Science
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LimitQuestions in Morality
102
LimitSituations in the World of the Everyday
107
THE MEANING MEANINGFULNESS AND TRUTH OF GODLANGUAGE
174
The Search for an Appropriate Formulation of the Meaning and Truth of God
177
The Search for an Adequate LimitLanguage
189
THE REPRESENTATIVE LIMITLANGUAGE OF CHRISTOLOGY
206
The Fact of the Need for Fiction
209
The Fact of Evil
213
Actualizations and Representations
216
Christological Language as Representative LimitLanguage
220
HISTORY THEORY AND PRAXIS
239
The Praxis of A Revisionist Theory
242
Index or Persons
261
Index or Subjects
265
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David Tracy is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, professor of theology in the Divinity School, and professor in the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and the Committee on Social Thought. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of many books, including "Blessed Rage for Order" and "The Analogical Imagination,"

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