Loving God with Our Minds

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Loving God with Our Minds

The Pastor as Theologian

By Cynthia A. Jarvis (Editor); Michael Welker (Editor)

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9780802828576, 383pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2004

Description
This volume explores the challenges and possibilities facing contemporary theological inquiry. Produced in honor of Wallace M. Alston, the book is framed around the areas of discussion that Alston, as director of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, has diligently placed at the forefront of Christian reflection.
Written by some of today's leading Christian pastors and theologians, these insightful chapters probe topics of interest to both the church and the academy. In the first section Denise M. Ackermann, Gerhard Sauter, William Schweiker, Max L. Stackhouse, Michael Welker, and Carver T. Yu examine cultural, social, political, and ethical challenges to Christian theology.
In the second section Don Browning, Brian E. Daley, Botond Gaal, Niels Henrik Gregersen, John Polkinghorne, and Dirk Smit discuss theology's ongoing dialogue with the sciences and the humanities.
In the third section Milner S. Ball, L. Ann Jervis, John S. McClure, Allen C. McSween Jr., Patrick D. Miller, Jurgen Moltmann, Fleming Rutledge, and Virgil Thompson illuminate the role of theology in preaching and teaching.
In the fourth and final section of the book David Fergusson, Thomas W. Gillespie, Colin Gunton, Cynthia A. Jarvis, Robert W. Jenson, J. Harold McKeithen Jr., A. J. McKelway, Daniel L. Migliore look at several cutting-edge themes drawn from Reformed and ecumenical theology.
"Loving God with Our Minds" unites voices from the various enterprises of the Center of Theological Inquiry, from different churches, from different theological and academic disciplines, and from different countries across the globe. The book is thus a bouquet of diverse perspectives mirroring what is so central and admirable in Wallace Alston and reflecting what he so desires to see among fellow Christians and pastor-theologians -- loving God not only with our hearts but also with our minds.
Contributors:
Denise M. Ackermann
Milner S. Ball
Don Browning
Brian E. Daley
David Fergusson
Botond Gaal
Thomas W. Gillespie
Niels Henrik Gregersen
Colin Gunton
Cynthia A. Jarvis
Robert W. Jenson
L. Ann Jervis
John S. McClure
J. Harold McKeithen Jr.
A. J. McKelway
Allen C. McSween Jr.
Daniel L. Migliore
Patrick D. Miller
Jurgen Moltmann
John Polkinghorne
Fleming Rutledge
Gerhard Sauter
William Schweiker
Dirk Smit
Max L. Stackhouse
Virgil Thompson
Michael Welker
Carver T. Yu.


About the Author
Cynthia A. Jarvis is Minister of The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The coeditor of "Loving God with the Mind: The Pastor as Theologian and The Power to Comprehend with All the Saints: The Formation and Practice of a Pastor- Theologian, " she served on the editorial board of the Feasting on the Word series.

Michael Welker is professor and chair of systematic theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of Heidelberg, Germany.