Knowing God by Name: A Conversation between Elizabeth A. Johnson and Karl Barth - Issues in Systematic Theology 13 (Paperback)Cherith Fee Nordling (author)
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Knowing God by Name is a critical assessment and evaluation of this approach, bringing Johnson into conversation with Catholic and feminist colleagues and with Karl Barth, whose Trinitarian theology of experience maintains the divine-creaturely distinction she challenges. It asks whether her combination of Rahnerian anthropology, panentheistic relational ontology and feminist God-talk is internally consistent and methodologically plausible. Knowing God by Name thoughtfully examines Johnson's claim to speak within the contours of historical, Trinitarian Christianity and her contribution to the life and language of the Church today.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 291
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition
"As counter-intuitive as it might seem, the future of feminism in the Church may depend in the long run on how well Christian feminism can be accommodated by Nicene Christianity. In this groundbreaking work, Cherith Fee Nordling makes a crucial move in this direction. By subjecting the work of a major feminist theologian to meticulous examination, she sorts through the issues with the help of Karl Barth, placing essential feminist concerns on a new theological foundation." (George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary)
"`Knowing God by Name' seeks to carve out a balanced, charitable critique of one of the foremost contemporary feminist theologians in the United States. Cherith Fee Nordling sets the Roman Catholic Elizabeth A. Johnson in ecumenical conversation with one of the foremost Protestant European theologians of the twentieth century, Karl Barth. This study is a must-read for all who crave the justice demands of feminist theology, as well as for those who are perplexed and even repelled by them. All who are willing to continue to examine the often implicit and even hidden agendas in contemporary theological scholarship and ecclesial ministry will benefit from a careful reading of this new work." (Rev. Kathryn Greene-McCreight, PhD, Associate Priest, St John's Episcopal Church, New Haven, CT. Author of Feminist Reconstructions of Christian Doctrine)
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