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Postmodern challenges to theology : a study of sociological and hermeneutic factors in theological pluralism

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Postmodern challenges to theology : a study of sociological and hermeneutic factors in theological pluralism

Campbell, Marie (2003) Postmodern challenges to theology : a study of sociological and hermeneutic factors in theological pluralism. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study explores the complexities of theological pluralism in the postmodern context, with a particular focus on the distinct but inter-related sociological and interpretative dimensions of theology. The theologian's internalisation of multiple plausibility structures (social and religious) necessarily influence contemporary theology, while traditional theology is influenced by centuries of internalised historicity and philosophical thought, which is brought to bear on its interpretation of fundamental theological principles. Postmodern theology, rejecting concepts of universality and objectivity, challenges these traditional principles while proposing new possibilities for interpreting the human being in relationship with the Transcendent. Given the exploratory nature of the study its conclusion is necessarily tentative, leaning towards a middle ground in a situation that is intrinsically conflicted. Deeper and more extensive analysis of this middle ground would be required before firm conclusions on its potential to respond with integrity to the postmodern critique could be reached.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Campbell, Marie
Pagination:v, 111 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Dept. of Theological Studies
Date:2003
Thesis Supervisor(s):Jamieson, Christine
ID Code:2370
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:27
Last Modified:14 Dec 2012 16:39
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