Theologies of Failure

Theologies of Failure

What does failure mean for theology? In the Bible, we find some unsettling answers to this question. We find lastness usurping firstness, and foolishness undoing wisdom. We discover, too, a weakness more potent than strength, and a loss of life that is essential to finding life. Jesus himself offers an array of paradoxes and puzzles through his life and teachings. He even submits himself to humiliation and death to show the cosmos the true meaning of victory. As David Bentley Hart observes, “most of us would find Christians truly cast in the New Testament mold fairly obnoxious: civically reprobate, ideologically unsound, economically destructive, politically irresponsible, socially discreditable, and really just a bit indecent.” By incorporating the work of scholars working with a range of frameworks within the Christian tradition, Theologies of Failure aims to offer a unique and important contribution on understanding and embracing failure as a pivotal theological category. As the various contributors highlight, it is a category with a powerful capacity for illuminating our theological concerns and perspectives. It is a category that frees us to see old ideas in a brand-new light, and helps to foster an awareness of ideas that certain modes of analysis may have obscured from our vision. In short, this book invites readers to consider how both theology and failure can help us ask new questions, discover new possibilities, and refuse the ways of the world.


Author
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date
ISBN 0227177134
Pages 260 pages
Rating 4/5 (36 users)
Read More

More Books:

Theologies of Failure
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Robert Sirvent
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-01 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

What does failure mean for theology? In the Bible, we find some unsettling answers to this question. We find lastness usurping firstness, and foolishness undoin
A Theology of Failure
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Marika Rose
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-07 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of how to understand and respond to this failure is complex and contested. Against both the radical o
Triumph Through Failure
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: John J. Navone
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-10 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

We confront failure in all levels of our humanity. There is failure in the use of the gifts of the earth, the unlimited exercise of intelligence, the enjoyment
Toward a Micro-Political Theology
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Yin-An Chen
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-14 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Has liberation theology reached a dead end? Has the time come to propose another strategy of political resistance, one that considers and takes account of the c
A Theology of Failure
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: John J. Navone
Categories: Failure (Christian theology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974-01-01 - Publisher:

T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology is a comprehensive reference resource informed by serious theological scholarship in the three Abrahamic traditions
Ressourcement Theology
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Patricia Kelly
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movemen
Systematic Theology
Language: en
Pages: 546
Authors: Miner Raymond
Categories: Methodist Church
Type: BOOK - Published: 1877 - Publisher:

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Gerald Robert McDermott
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars ha
Dictionary of Doctrinal and Historical Theology
Language: en
Pages: 825
Authors: John Henry Blunt
Categories: Church history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1870 - Publisher: London : Rivingtons