Details for Influential Contemporary Theologians
This unit explores the writings of seminal modern theologians, focusing on their method, central ideas, and contribution to the development of Christian thought
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: THE550
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Influential Contemporary Theologians is part of the subject area Theology and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
At the successful completion of this unit, students shall be able to:
- Critically and contextually describe major movements in twentieth century theology
- Identify the theological approach of influential modern theologians
- Understand the background, context and central influences that inform the work of selected theologians
- Critically analyse theological assumptions and conclusions
- Apply theological insights to ecclesial, social and cultural issues
- Karl Barth
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Bernard Lonergan
- Jűrgen Moltmann
- Wolfhart Pannenberg
- Elizaberth Schüssler-Fiorenza
- Paul Tillich; Hans Urs von Balthasar
Forum responses, essays.
Ford, D. (ed.). The Modern Theologians. Cambridge: Blackwell, 2005.
Course reader: extracts of original works in English, e.g. Bonhoeffer, D. Letters and Papers From Prison; Lonergan, B. Method in Theology; Moltmann, J. Experiences in Theology; Pannenberg, W. Systematic Theology; Schüssler-Fiorenza, E. The Power of the Word; Tillich, P. Systematic Theology; von Balthasar, Hans Urs. The Glory of the Lord, De Lubac, Henri, The discovery of God, Rahner, Karl, The Trinity etc
Barth, Karl; G.W. Bromiley, T.F. Torrance (eds), Church dogmatics, London; New York: T & T Clark, 2009.
Block, E. (ed.). Glory, Grace and Culture: The Work of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. New York: Paulist, 2005.
Bosco, Mark and David Stagaman (eds), Finding God in all things: celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner, New York: Fordham University Press, 2007.
Busch, Eberhard, Barth, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008.
Bychkov, Oleg V. and James Fodor (eds), Theological aesthetics after von Balthasar, Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.
Enander, Glen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza,Philaldelphia: Chelsea House, 2005.
Hinlicky, Paul R., Paths not taken: fates of theology from Luther to Leibniz, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.
Manning, Russell. The Cambridge companion to Paul Tillich, Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Manning, Russell. Theology at the end of culture: Paul Tillich’s theology of culture and art, Leuven; Dudley, MA: Peeters, 2005.