Theology for a Nuclear Age

Gordon D. Kaufman offers a cogent and original analysis of this predicament, outlining specific proposals for reconceiving the central concerns and symbols of Christian faith.

Author: Gordon D. Kaufman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664246280

Category: Religion

Page: 65

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The possibility of a nuclear holocaust has brought humankind into a radically new, unprecedented, and unanticipated religious situation. Gordon D. Kaufman offers a cogent and original analysis of this predicament, outlining specific proposals for reconceiving the central concerns and symbols of Christian faith. He begins with an account of a visit to Peace Park in the rebuilt city of Hiroshima. Reflecting upon this experience, Kaufman foresees that further use of nuclear weapons will result not in rebuilding but in annihilation of the human enterprise.




A Shuddering Dawn

Exploring the symbolic meanings of the Bomb, this book excavates the "depth dimension" of the nuclear age.

Author: Ira Chernus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791400845

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Exploring the symbolic meanings of the Bomb, this book excavates the "depth dimension" of the nuclear age. Rather than adding to the many ethical commentaries asking whether or not there should be nuclear weapons, the authors ask why there are nuclear weapons and a continuing arms race. They also address the kinds of symbolic changes that must occur in order to reverse the build-up of nuclear weapons. The authors approach these questions from the perspective of academic research, not from particular faith commitments, asking the reader to envision different human responses to this technology, human stances that can be illuminated by the creative insight of religious studies.


Clear and Definite Words

traditional theological doctrines of divine sovereignty and an afterlife fatalencumbrances to humanity's solution to ... Kaufman developed his theology not long prior to his claim in Theology for a Nuclear Age that such a theology is ...

Author: Ronald G. Goetz

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606081500

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Clear and Definite Words is a lucid exposure of the present confusion within theological discourse. It charges and proves that avoiding or equivocating on the question of ontology is impossible. It thus undermines the premise of much theological discourse today and lays the way for greater theological clarity and commitment. This book goes head-to-head with great forcefulness and passion against anyone and anything that has served to impede the right of theology to speak with clear and definite words.

Bringing Forth in Hope

Discusses the Book of Revelation, the possibility of a nuclear apocalypse, the Christian use of childbirth as a symbol of hope, and the spiritual aspects of motherhood

Author: Denise Priestley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780809125517

Category: Religion

Page: 81

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Discusses the Book of Revelation, the possibility of a nuclear apocalypse, the Christian use of childbirth as a symbol of hope, and the spiritual aspects of motherhood

Neopragmatism and Theological Reason

he reconstructed a theology for a period when humanity gained a power formerly proper to God, i.e. apocalyptic power in the form of nuclear technology, spurred McFague to write Models of God: Theology for a Nuclear, Ecological Age and ...

Author: G.W. Kimura

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351915282

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Neopragmatism and Theological Reason examines the recent explosion of interest in pragmatism. Part I traces the source of classical pragmatism's distinctive thought to Peirce, James, and Dewey - specifically to their shared theological understanding inherited from Emerson's Transcendentalism and British Romanticism. Part II reconstructs this rationality for postmodernity, showing how neopragmatism, properly understood, is theological reason. Kimura discusses the return of religious themes in philosophers like Putnam, Cavell, and Rorty and critiques the neopragmatic theologies of West, McFague, and Kaufman. Neopragmatism and Theological Reason explores pragmatic themes across philosophy, theology, and literary theory, arguing that neopragmatism must acknowledge its theological sources and then reconstruct its rationality to the religious context of modernity/postmodernity.

Unapologetic Theology

In the modern age they must conduct this defense on the terrain of the interpretation of human existence and in a debate over whether ... Gordon D. Kaufman , Theology for a Nuclear Age ( Philadelphia : Westminster Press , 1985 ) , pp .

Author: William Carl Placher

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664250645

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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In Unapologetic Theology, William Placher examines religion and the search for truth in a pluralistic society. Among the issues he considers are science and its relation to belief, dialogue among various religions, and the theological method.