A Layman's Guide to Protestant Theology

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 28, 2002 - Religion - 288 pages
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The events of the twentieth century have led to a rebirth of Protestant theology. This book is intended to help the layperson discover what is going on in theology. In clear, nontechnical language, it traces the rise of orthodoxy since the sixteenth century, and proceeds to examine schools such as fundamentalism, liberalism, and neo-orthodoxy. Because of their great influence and importance, the theologies of Karl Barth, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Tillich are treated separately, and this revised and expanded edition contains new chapters on Rudolf Bultmann, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the "God is Dead" controversy.
 

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Contents

The Growth of Orthodoxy
1
The Threat to Orthodoxy
29
Fundamentalism and Conservative
51
The Remaking of Orthodoxy
73
Niebuhr
150
The Boundary Between Liberalism
170
Radical Conservative
191
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Worldly
210
Theological Directions Today
230
Conclusion
254
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William E. Hordern received his S.T.M. and Th.D. degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he served assistantships to both Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich.

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