Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology

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Lieven Boeve, Frederiek Depoortere, Stephan van Erp
Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 7, 2010 - Religion - 336 pages
What are contemporary theology's challenges? What are its fruitful approaches? Who are its promising contributors? The contributions to this collection of essays try to find answers to these questions by making references to the Dutch Dominican scholar Edward Schillebeeckx, using his theology as a starting point for an up-to-date investigation and discussion. The theological work of Edward Schillebeeckx marks the transition from a pre-modern to a modern approach to Christian faith, Church, and theology. Already more than two generations of theologians have been trained in dialogue with his thought. Contemporary theology testifies, often implicitly, to the enduring relevance of many of Schillebeeckx's insights, while in other instances it pushes his thinking to its limits in order to deal with the current challenges for faith and society.
 

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Contents

The Enduring Significance and Relevance of Edward Schillebeeckx? Introducing the State of the Question in Medias Res
1
God Is New Each Moment The Question of God in Modernity
23
Everything Is Politics But Politics Is Not Everything The Social Role of Theology
49
God Is Bigger Than All Religions Put Together The Dialogue Between the Religions
83
Deus humanissimus Suffering and Experiences of Negative Contrast
109
It Began With an Experience Church and Tradition in an Age of Globalization and Liquidization
161
Philosophy and Theology
207
Looking Backward Looking Forward The Past and Future of Schillebeeckxs Theological Project
233
Bibliography
273
Index of Names
293
Index of Selected Topics from the Work of Edward Schillebeeckx
296
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Lieven Boeve is Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium. As of August 1, 2014, he has been appointed the Director-General of the general office of Catholic Education in Flanders (Fundamental Theology). His research concerns theological epistemology, philosophical theology, truth in faith and theology, tradition development and hermeneutics. From 2005 till 2009 he served as president of the European Society for Catholic Theology.
He is the author of Interrupting Tradition. An Essay on Christian Faith in a Postmodern Context (2003), God Interrupts History. Theology in a Time of Upheaval (2007), Lyotard and Theology (2014) and Theology at the Crossroads of University, Church and Society (2016). He has co-edited various volumes, of which the most recent are: Questioning the Human: Toward a Theological Anthropology for the Twenty-First Century (2014) and The Normativity of History. Theological Truth and Tradition in the Tension between Church History and Systematic Theology (2016).
On September 17, 2015, the European Society for Catholic Theology awarded him the biennial prize for the best theological book of the past two years, for his monograph Lyotard and Theology.

Dr Frederiek Depoortere is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) at the Faculty of Theology, K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and a member of the research group 'Theology in a Postmodern Context'.

Stephan van Erp is Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

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