Reclaiming Theology for an Inclusive Church
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Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
This short, accessible and compelling book argues that an inclusive vision of God lies at the heart of Christian theology. Since the 1960s liberal theology has been driven by social justice issues and an ethic of tolerance. This has not been enough to check the rise of neoconservative theologies that now predominate in the Churches. Liberal theology now needs to stake a claim for the very identity of Christianity itself, showing how mainstream and inclusive values have always been a central strand of Christian thinking and represent the majority view.
- FOREWORD by Giles Fraser
- CHAPTER ONE:Creation
- CHAPTER TWO:Revelation
- CHAPTER THREE:Jesus and the Kingdom
- CHAPTER FOUR:Jesus and the Cross
- CHAPTER FIVE:Jesus and the Resurrection
- CHAPTER SIX:The Inclusive Church
- CHAPTER SEVEN:The Inclusive God
- CONCLUSION:Listening Theology
'Its Introduction begins with what to some could be a challenge, "The Church should be inclusive because God is inclusive." The remainder of the book is devoted to fleshing out what inclusion means, in relation to key aspects of Christian belief: creation, revelation, Jesus, and the Church. The ideas expressed in this challenging and inspiring short text have given rise to the praxis-oriented volume of inclusive prayers.' -- Pat Pinsent