Prof. Christine Helmerin kirjoittama Theology and the End of Doctrine -kirja julkaistu (3.9.2014)
Prof. Christine Helmer, joka oli viime vuoden Helsingin yliopiston tutkijakollegiumissa, on julkaissut Helsingissä kirjoittamansa kirjan Theology and the End of Doctrine (John Knox Press, 2014).
Theology and the End of Doctrine offers a diagnosis and constructive prognosis for contemporary theology. Christine Helmer provides in-depth historical analysis of a twentieth-century theological trajectory and opens a new discussion of doctrinal production that is engaged with the challenges and possibilities of modernity. The “end of doctrine” refers, on the one hand, to unquestioning doctrinal reception, which Helmer critiques, and on the other, represents an invitation to a new way of understanding the aim of doctrine in deeper connection to the reality that it seeks. Click here to read chapter 1.
Praise for Theology and the End of Doctrine
“Helmer’s book is a groundbreaking revitalization of doctrine for Christian theology and faith but also for the academy.”
—Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke Divinity School
“Helmer sketches a compelling vision of a new end for doctrine—one that is designed to resonate across academy, culture, and church.”
—Andrew Chignell, Cornell University
“This is a stimulating work in constructive theology that opens up fresh approaches to several problems at once.”
—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“What emerges from this fine study is a theological epistemology that expands and deepens Barth’s concept of the Word in important ways and an understanding of doctrine that repairs the damage done to its reputation in recent decades.”
—Bruce L. McCormack, Princeton Theological Seminary