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Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology by Frederiek Depoortere

Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology


Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology by Frederiek Depoortere

What are contemporary theology's challenges? What are its fruitful approaches? Who are its promising contributors? The contributions to this collection of essays try to find answers to these questions by making references to the Dutch Dominican scholar Edward Schillebeeckx, using his theology as a starting point for an up-to-date investigation and discussion. The theological work of Edward Schillebeeckx marks the transition from a pre-modern to a modern approach to Christian faith, Church, and theology. Already more than two generations of theologians have been trained in dialogue with his thought. Contemporary theology testifies, often implicitly, to the enduring relevance of many of Schillebeeckx's insights, while in other instances it pushes his thinking to its limits in order to deal with the current challenges for faith and society.

About the Author

Dr Frederiek Depoortere is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) at the Faculty of Theology, K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and a member of the research group 'Theology in a Postmodern Context'. Stephan van Erp is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Theory of Religion and Culture at the Faculties of Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands). His main publications include The Art of God: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theological Aesthetics and the Foundations of Faith (2004) and Vrijheid in verdeeldheid: De geschiedenis van religieuze tolerantie (Freedom in Diversity: The History of Religious Tolerance) (2008). Lieven Boeve is professor of fundamental theology at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), where he currently also serves as Dean of the Faculty and as the co-ordinator of the Research Group Theology in a Postmodern Context. His research concerns theological epistemology, philosophical theology, truth in faith and theology, tradition development and hermeneutics. He is the author of Interrupting Tradition. An Essay on Christian Faith in a Postmodern Context (2003) and God Interrupts History. Theology in a Time of Upheaval (2007). He has co-edited various volumes, of which the most recent are: Augustine and Postmodern Thought: A New Alliance against Modernity? (2009) and Orthodoxy: Process and Product (2009). From 2005 till 2009 he served as president of the European Society for Catholic Theology.

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Publication date

24th May 2012


Frederiek Depoortere

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T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


332 pages


Christian theology



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