Theology in the Democracy of the Dead (Paperback)

A Dialogue with the Living Tradition

By Matt Jenson

Baker Academic, 9780801049439, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead." This book pays homage to major theologians of the Christian tradition that tell the history of theology. Matt Jenson engages in charitable yet critical exposition and dialogue with eleven select thinkers, offering a lucid, synthetic account of their theology with a view to ongoing systematic theological issues. He engages directly with core primary texts and treats individual theologians in greater depth and nuance than most overview textbooks.

About the Author

Matt Jenson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has written The Gravity of Sin: Augustine, Luther, and Barth on 'homo incurvatus in se' and (with David Wilhite) The Church: A Guide for the Perplexed. Jenson is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church.