William Stringfellow in Anglo-American Perspective

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Ashgate, 2005 - Religion - 200 pages
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William Stringfellow (1928-1985) was a unique figure in theology and law. One of the few American theologians of whom Karl Barth and Jacques Ellul spoke and related to with affirmation and affection, Stringfellow did theology 'underground', in the shadows, amongst the marginalised, with the disaffected. Consequently, whilst highly regarded by many acclaimed theologians of his day, he has remained on the margins of the theological academy. As one of freedom's greatest allies, and death's fiercest adversaries, Stringfellow espoused a theology of Christian practice. This book examines Stringfellow's unusual theology, and the man behind it, and assesses the significance of his thought for contemporary theology, mission and the political character of practical theology and the Christian life. Part I gathers writings of Stringfellow to offer a unique opportunity to encounter his work first hand, bridging the chasm between academic reflection and grass-roots theological practice with which Stringfellow was concerned. Part II presents contributions from leading theologians, pastoral practitioners, educators and lawyers and offers a unique exploration of contemporary anglo-american theology.

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Anthony Dancer is Associate Vicar and Cathedral Missioner at Christchurch Cathedral, Nelson, New Zealand.

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