- By W David Buschart Kent Eilers

Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church

  • Title: Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church
  • Author: W David Buschart Kent Eilers
  • ISBN: 9780830824670
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Theology as Retrieval Receiving the Past Renewing the Church Tradition is the living faith of the dead Jaroslav Pelikan The movement to retrieve the Christian past is a mode of theological discernment a cultivated habit of thought It views the doctrines pract

    Tradition is the living faith of the dead Jaroslav Pelikan The movement to retrieve the Christian past is a mode of theological discernment, a cultivated habit of thought It views the doctrines, practices and resonant realities of the Christian tradition as deep wells for a thirsty age This movement across the church looks back in order to move forward David BuschartTradition is the living faith of the dead Jaroslav Pelikan The movement to retrieve the Christian past is a mode of theological discernment, a cultivated habit of thought It views the doctrines, practices and resonant realities of the Christian tradition as deep wells for a thirsty age This movement across the church looks back in order to move forward David Buschart and Kent Eilers survey this varied movement and identify six areas where the impulse and practice of retrieval has been notably fruitful and suggestive the interpretation of Scripture, the articulation of theology, the practices of worship, the disciplines of spirituality, the modes of mission and the participatory ontology of Radical Orthodoxy In each area they offer a wide angle view before taking a close look at representative examples in order to give finer texture to the discussion More than a survey and mapping of the terrain, Theology as Retrieval inspires reflection, practice and hope.

    1 thought on “Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church

    1. Much of the early Reformation theologians and pastors followed a trail that had been cut out before their day; ad fontes (to the sources). It wasn’t just a hip renaissance slogan, but had been pursued by earlier generations, with sometimes more and sometimes less reliability. The sources that were returned to were the church’s pastors and theologians from bygone eras. The goal was to look back for the sake of the church’s present and the direction of the church’s future. This procedure n [...]

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