Gordon kaufman, flat ontology, and value: toward an ecological theocentrism abstract: gordon kaufman’s theology is characterized by a heightened tension between transcendence, expressed as theocentrism, and immanence, expressed as theological naturalism. Methodological presentation of theological imagination gordon kaufman has produced some of the more comprehensive work on this subject because kaufman is expressly concerned to kaufman's books an essay on theological method (1975 rev ed 1979) and the theological. The university of chicago press books division chicago distribution center.
Books by gordon d kaufman, systematic theology, an essay on theological method, in face of mystery, theology for a nuclear age, god the problem, nonresistance and responsibility, and other mennonite essays, la question de dieu aujourd'hui, jesus and creativity. An essay on theological method (aar reflection and theory in the study of religion) (3rd edition) by gordon d kaufman , david e klemm paperback , 120 pages, published 1995. Gordon kaufman is a theologian who wrestles with essential theological issues in a recent amplification of his position, an essay on theological method , 1 he makes an honest attempt to describe the method by which a self-critical theologian might work. While kaufman's 1993 work,in face of mystery, qualifies and deepens the programmatic proposals offered in an essay on theological method, the earlier book nevertheless remains a sound and accessible statement on theological method by one of america's most distinguished theologians.
An essay on theological method (aar reflection and theory in the study of religion) 3rd edition by gordon d kaufman (author. Gordon kaufman’s developing theological method by kevin j sharpe the harvard theologian gordon kaufman has had a considerable influence on my personal theological trek. Ss: i own every book gordon kaufman wrote, and most pages are starred and underlined and dog-eared, but if i had to choose a favorite passage, it would be this, from an essay on theological method, originally published in 1975.
Constructive theology is the redefinition or reconceptualization of what historically has been known as systematic theology the reason for this reevaluation stems from the idea that, in systematic theology, the theologian attempts to develop a coherent theory running through the various doctrines within the tradition ( christology. Kaufman may not have fully anticipated contemporary “lived” religion or the degree to which theists today practice pic-n-mix religiosity, but the personalist phase of his theological method supports and even encourages exchanges between different religious, theological, and secular worldviews.  see kaufman’s discussions of major types of theological methods in gordon d kaufman, an essay on theological method, 3rd ed (atlanta: scholars press, 1995), 45-47, and kaufman, in face of mystery, 18-31. This summer marks the one-year anniversary of the death of gordon kaufman, last july 22 at age 86 from the effects of multiple myeloma kaufman was arguably one of the two most influential mennonite theologians of the 20th century, along with john h yoder.
An essay on theological method (aar reflection – : an essay on theological method (aar reflection and theory in the study of religion) (9780788501357): gordon d kaufman: books an essay on theological method by gordon d kaufman an essay on theological method has 9 ratings and 1 review. This book, first published in 1979, contains gordon kaufman's initial attempt to articulate his conviction that theology is, and always has been, an activity of what he calls the imaginative construction of a comprehensive and coherent picture of humanity in the world under god. An essay on theological method [gordon d kaufman] -- gordon kaufman calls for theology to move beyond appeals to sectarian doctrine, revelation, or esoteric religious experience and to ground itself in publically available criteria and warrants. Kaufman's reflections on theological method has been the understand-ing that the image/concept 'god' is now, and always has been, the product of the human imagination recognition of this fact has gordon kaufman essay, an on theological method (missoula, montana: scholars press, 1975), p 8.
A critique of gordon kaufman’s theological method, with special reference to his theory of religion joshua braley / santa fe community college but then, you’ll say, god and religion are the same 1 gordon d kaufman, an essay on theological method (missoula, mt: scholars press, 1975. Gordon d kaufman is professor of theology emeritus at harvard divinity school he is a past president of the american academy of religion and of the american theological society, as well as a member of the society for buddhist-christian studies. Gordon kaufman, an essay on theological method, 2d ed (missoula, mont: scholars press, 1979) references to kaufman will be given parenthetically in the text hereafter. Gordon kaufman, in his an essay on theological method (1975), has proposed what he calls third-order theology: theology that acknowledges that it is a construct of the human imagination, and moves on from the chaos of second-order theology to something new.
While kaufman’s 1993 work, in face of mystery, qualifies and deepens the programmatic proposals offered in an essay on theological method, the earlier book nevertheless remains a sound and accessible statement on theological method by one of america’s most distinguished theologians. Gustafson and gordon d kaufman, as cited in the preface, but it has also been influenced by the works of peter berger, particularly the sacred canopy (new york: doubleday, 1967) and of ian g barbour, particularly myths, models, and paradigms. Writing the theological essay well starting points adapted from chapter 4 of writing theology well: a rhetoric essay on theological method, 1995 writing the theological essay --gordon kaufman (1995) constructing a theological.