Multilateral Theology: A Twenty-First-Century Theological Methodology

AcknowledgementsIntroducing theological prolegomenaThe subject, nature, task, and purpose o£ theologySystematic theology amid other branches of theological studiesTerminologies and key issues in theological prolegomena or theological prolegomenonMultilateral reception of theological sources and methodologyProtestant theological methodConsolidating reflectionBibliographyTheological prolegomena and doctrinal development A historical overviewTheological prolegomena or theological methodology: a historical overviewTruth, the development of doctrine?BibliographyScripture and revelationConcepts and models of revelationScripture/Bible as revelationReligion, revelation, postconservative narrativeConsolidating reflectionBibliographyExcursus: biblical inspiration and infallibilityBibliographyHistory, tradition, and creedsChurch as bearer of revelation and arbitrator of truthCanon and confessions/creed in doctrinal formulationWeighing heresy: the lure of religious forbiddenScripture, community and tradition/creedsHistory, tradition and creeds: a theological accountSpirit, Jesus, and traditionConsolidating reflectionBibliographyReasoned truth Philosophy and theological methodologyTruth in philosophical conceptionsModernity, enlightenment, and theological methodologyNineteenth- and twentieth-century responses to modernityComparing worldviewsTheological implication: the discovery of philosophical presuppositions in theologizing and its methodConsolidating reflectionBibliographyReasoned truth Theology, sciences, and interdisciplinarityInterdisciplinarity and method for theology?Truth in sciences, social sciences, and critical theoryAssessing interdisciplinarity as a method for theologyTheological criteria for ascertaining truth-claimsConsolidating reflectionBibliographyExperience Philosophical, religious, theological, and geopolitical considerationsDefining experience: a broad overviewReligious experience: paradigms of conceptionAuthority of experience for theologyThe Wesleyan QuadrilateralConsolidating reflectionBibliographyTruth and religious pluralismRevealed religion and other religionsClassical theology of religions perspectivesPotential or problems of religious plurality for prolegomenon?Considerations in interreligious relations for theological prolegomenonInterreligious dialogue and theological discernment for theologizationInterreligious goodwill, friendship, and boundariesHermeneutics of love as methodology for interreligious relationsImplications for theological prolegomenonConsolidating reflectionBibliographyCulture and theological prolegomena Culture’s multi-variegated contexts for theologizationApproaches to the study of cultureStudies of culture in recent centuriesChristianity’s complicated relationship with cultureCulture as theology’s text and contextAspects of culture and theological prolegomenonPostscript: a dual paradigm for engaging global Christianity?Consolidating reflectionNotesBibliographyConclusion Centers and peripherals of theological-hermeneuticsBroad varieties of theological methodologySources for theology in protestant, evangelical, catholic, and orthodox ecclesial constituenciesEvangelical theology at a crossroads: navigating the centers and peripherals of theological spectrumsOther Christian theologies at a crossroadCriteria for theological discernmentDoctrine and canonical-linguistic approach?Charting a theological prolegomenonConceiving and cultivating doxology and the spirituality of theologyConsolidating reflection: write a theological prolegomenonBibliography
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