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Problems in Theology (4 vols.)

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/ T&T Clark / 2003–2004

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Overview

The Problems in Theology series gives those interested in contentious theological problems the sources necessary to cut to the heart of the debate. Featuring an assortment of extracts from the primary sources shaping these issues today, these volumes cover the purpose of creation, the nature of evil, the relationship of science to religion, and the Acts of God.

Each volume features a useful introduction to situate the student in the discussion. The general chapter topics are nuanced into specific subchapters with several excerpts from theological works. These develop the positions and arguments of a particular theological issue. Each chapter concludes with stimulating questions for further discussion.

The Bible is not without its controversies. In the realm of theology, specific issues can be viewed from any number of disparate vantage points. Finding the resources necessary to understand the issues can be a daunting task. The Problems in Theology series brings relevant sources together in thought-provoking volumes.

Praise for the Print Edition

A very useful collection, judiciously selected and more comprehensive in its coverage than others in the same field.

—John Hick, University of Birmingham

Of immense benefit to hard-pressed students, these books are to be highly recommended to those embarking on the study of theology.

Modern Believing

Individual Titles

Problems in Theology 1: Creation

  • Editors: Jeff Astley, Ann Loades and David Brown
  • Series: Problems in Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 119

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This reader brings together modern material from a wide range of Christian theologians on the meaning and status of the doctrine of creation. It covers creation's relation to scientific theories, our understanding of God and the theology of redemption; and its implications for our proper attitude to the world of Nature. Process theology, the Gaia hypothesis, New Age spirituality, and pantheism are among the range of topics that are introduced and critiqued.

Contributors

  • Carol Adams
  • Karl Barth
  • Teilhard de Chardin
  • Celia Deane-Drummond
  • Colin Gunton
  • Jurgen Moltmann
  • Schubert Ogden
  • John Polkinghorne

Problems in Theology 2: Evil

  • Editors: Jeff Astley, Ann Loades and David Brown
  • Series: Problems in Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 112

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

This volume samples a variety of modern theological, religious and philosophical discussions on the problem of evil, understood both in terms of the practical or spiritual problem of coping with evil, and the theological problem of explaining its presence in God's world. Topics include protest atheism, responses to the Holocaust, Buddhist spirituality, the freewill defence, the vale of soul-making theodocy, and the 'cost-effectiveness' of evil.

Contributors

  • Roy Eckardt
  • Austin Farrer
  • John Hick
  • Soren Kierkegaard
  • John Mackie
  • Jurgen Moltmann
  • Kenneth Surin
  • Elie Wiesel

Problems in Theology 4: Science and Religion

  • Editors: Jeff Astley, Ann Loades and David Brown
  • Series: Problems in Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 126

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This work collects carefully selected material from an array of authors on the relationships between science, religion and theology. It samples the recent literature on the challenges to religion posed by both modern physics and evolutionary biology as well as exploring the relationship between scientific and theological approaches. Topics include models of interaction between science and religion, historical reflections on the "conflict thesis", scientific and theological methods, creation and modern cosmology, uncertainty and chaos, creationism and evolutionary theory, the anthropic principle and design, and the challenge of reductionism.

Contributors

  • Ian Barbour
  • Michael Behe
  • Richard Dawkins
  • John Habgood
  • Mary Hesse
  • T. H. Huxley
  • Alister McGrath
  • Arthur Peacocke
  • John Polkinghorne
  • Michael Ruse
  • Keith Ward
  • Fraser Watts

Problems in Theology 5: God in Action

  • Editors: Jeff Astley, Ann Loades and David Brown
  • Series: Problems in Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 125

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

This reader gathers sections from a wide range of authors on the meaning and status of divine action. It culls from contemporary writings on providence, miracle, prayer and grace together with some relevant classical texts. Topics include locating God’s action, images of divine control, human freedom in relation to providence and grace, the nature of and evidence of miracle, prayer and pain, answers to prayer, and the experience of grace.

Contributors

  • Peter Baelz
  • Karl Barth
  • Vincent Brummer
  • David Hume
  • David Jenkins
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Helen Oppenheimer
  • D. Z. Phillips
  • Karl Rahner
  • Paul Tillich
  • Thomas Tracy
  • Victor White
  • Maurice Wiles

Product Details

  • Title: Problems in Theology
  • Editors: Jeff Astley, Ann Loades and David Brown
  • Series: Problems in Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 482

About the Editors

Jeff Astley is director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the University of Durham.

Ann Loades is Emeritus Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham.

David Brown is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and a canon of Durham Cathedral. His books include Choices, Invitation to Theology, The Divine Trinity, and, most recently, a collection of sermons, The Word to Set You Free.