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Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology

Author: 
Kathryn Tanner (Author)
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Description

Since the 1970s exciting new directions in the study of culture have erupted to critique and displace earlier, largely static notions. These more dynamic models stress the indeterminate, fragmented, even conflictual character of cultural processes and completely alter the framework for thinking theologically about them.

In fact, Tanner argues, the new orientation in cultural theory and anthropology affords fresh opportunities for religious thought and opens new vistas for theology, especially on how Christians conceive of the theological task, theological diversity and inculturation, and even Christianity's own cultural identity.
ISBN: 
9780800630973
Price: 
$25.00
Release date: 
October 2, 1997
Pages: 
208
Width: 
5.50
Height: 
8.50

Contents

    Foreword
    Preface

    Part One: The Notion of Culture

  1. The History of "Culture"

  2. The Cultured Person
    Cultured Society
    Cultural Evolutionism
    Transition to an Anthropological Sense

  3. The Modern Meaning of Culture

  4. Basic Elements
    Methods of Study and the Object They Construct
    Aims of Analysis

  5. Criticism and Reconstruction

  6. Criticisms
    Reconstruction

    Part Two: Culture and Theology

  7. The Nature and Tasks of Theology

  8. Theology as a Part of Culture
    Theology in Everyday Life and as a Specialized Activity
    Academic Theology in Relation to the Everyday
    The Basic Operations of Both

  9. Christian Culture and Society

  10. Christian Identity in Social Terms
    Christian Identity in Virtue of a Cultural Boundary

  11. Commonalities in Christian Practice

  12. Shared Conceptions vs. Shared Concerns
    Tradition
    Rules
    Style
    Christian Identity as a Task

  13. Diversity and Creativity in Theological Judgment

  14. The Interpretation of Diversity
    Implications for Theological Creativity
    Is the Idea of Cultural Conditioning Necessarily Conservative?
    The Proper Mean

    Notes
    Recommended Reading
    Index

Endorsements

"The importance of culture theory to theological method cannot be overestimated. Tanner's pathbreaking book shows how Christian identity, continuity, and boundaries can be reconceived in light of postmodern culture theory."
—Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke University Divinity School