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Contemporary Theology: An Introduction

Classical, Evangelical, Philosophical, and Global Perspectives
Kirk R. MacGregor
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Accessible and comprehensive, Contemporary Theology: An Introduction by professor and author Kirk R. MacGregor provides a chronological survey of the major thinkers and schools of thought in modern theology in a manner that is both approachable and intriguing.

Unique among introductions to contemporary theology, MacGregor includes:

  • Evangelical perspectives alongside mainline and liberal developments
  • The influence of philosophy and the recent Christian philosophical renaissance on theology
  • Global contributions
  • Recent developments in exegetical theology
  • The implications of theological shifts on ethics and church life

Contemporary Theology: An Introduction is noteworthy for making complex thought understandable and for tracing the landscape of modern theology in a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner.

About the Author

Kirk R. MacGregor (PhD, University of Iowa) is assistant professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He is the author of several scholarly works including A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology.

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  • General
  • Chapter 1 - Philosophical Backgrounds
  • Chapter 2 - Friedrich Schleiermacher: Founder of Modern Liberal Theology
  • Chapter 3 - G. W. F. Hegel: Dialectical Theology
  • Chapter 4 - Søren Kierkegaard: Existentialism
  • Chapter 5 - Early Dispensationalism
  • Chapter 6 - Princeton Theology
  • Chapter 7 - Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Practical Biblical Theology
  • Chapter 8 - Vatican I and Neo-Thomism
  • Chapter 9 - Revivalist Theology
  • Chapter 10 - The Social Gospel
  • Chapter 11 - Christian Fundamentalism
  • Chapter 12 - Karl Barth and Neo-Orthodoxy
  • Chapter 13 - Christian Realism
  • Chapter 14 - Pentecostalism and Latin American Pneumatology
  • Chapter 15 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Picture Theory, and Language Games
  • Chapter 16 - The Birth of Contemporary Evangelicalism
  • Chapter 17 - Rudolf Bultmann: Demythologization
  • Chapter 18 - Paul Tillich: Theology of Culture
  • Chapter 19 - Death of God Theologies
  • Chapter 20 - Roman Catholic Theology from Vatican II to the Present
  • Chapter 21 - Process Theology
  • Chapter 22 - Jürgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg: Theology of Hope
  • Chapter 23 - John Howard Yoder: Current Anabaptist Theology
  • Chapter 24 - Liberation Theology
  • Chapter 25 - Feminist Theology
  • Chapter 26 - Evangelical Complementarianism and Egalitarianism
  • Chapter 27 - Reformed Epistemology
  • Chapter 28 - African Christology: Healer and Ancestor
  • Chapter 29 - Postmodern Theology
  • Chapter 30 - Open Theism
  • Chapter 31 - Philosophy of Religion and Analytic Theology
  • Chapter 32 - Chinese Eschatology
  • Chapter 33 - Postliberal Theology
  • Chapter 34 - Theology and the Arts
  • Chapter 35 - A New Perspective on Paul and Justification
  • Chapter 36 - Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Chapter 37 - Evolutionary Creation
  • Chapter 38 - Postconservative Theology
Contemporary Theology Instructor: Dr. Kirk R. MacGregor

In this Contemporary Theology course, theologian Kirk MacGregor introduces major thinkers and schools of thought from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. Included are units on non-Western voices, evangelical perspectives, and philosophical developments alongside the widely acknowledged main streams of modern theology.

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  • 40 Units
  • 9.5 hours of video
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
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  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 416
  • Format: Hardcover, Printed Caseside
  • ISBN: 9780310534532
  • Release: January 8, 2019
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