Traces of Liberality: Collected Essays (Religions and Discourse #26) (Paperback)
This collection of essays reflects constructive engagement with a liberal and progressive programme of Christian theology over a number of years. The themes are diverse - from the renewal of Christology and the ecumenical dimensions of ecclesiology to human rights and emancipatory theology. Particular theologians, from Schleiermacher and Juengel in continental Europe, to Baillie and Lampe in the UK, are discussed. The preface and epilogue underline the urgent need for new and viable contemporary liberal theological voices to re-imagine the doctrinal, ethical and political implications of the Christian gospel. The final piece offers a progressive perspective on the sexuality debate in the churches.
The Author: George Newlands is Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and Principal of Trinity College, Glasgow. Educated at Edinburgh (M.A., BD, Ph.D., DLitt), Heidelberg and Cambridge, he was previously a university lecturer in Divinity at Cambridge and Dean of Trinity Hall. His recent publications include John and Donald Baillie: Transatlantic Theology (Peter Lang, 2002) and The Transformative Imagination - Rethinking Intercultural Theology (2004). George Newlands is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a priest of the Church of England.