Believing Thinking, Bounded Theology: The Theological Methodology of Emil Brunner


    Surprisingly little attention has been given in recent scholarship to the work of Emil Brunner (1889–1966), one of the leading neo-orthodox theologians of the twentieth century. But his influence on modern theology persists to this day, offering a path to philosophical truth through faith. In ‘Believing Thinking, Bounded Theology’, Cynthia Bennett Brown explores the nature of and limits to theological thinking in Brunner’s work. What results from this study is an encounter with a thoroughly biblical, warmly pastoral, carefully intellectual, and insistently Christocentric exposition of the Christian faith that remains relevant for theology and life today.Cynthia Bennett Brown is Honorary Lecturer in Systematic Theology in the Institute of Theology, Queen’s University Belfast.Cynthia Bennett Brown writes with clarity and passion about Emil Brunner’s enduring significance for Christian thinking. If Christian theology is to survive and flourish it needs to pay close attention to its purpose and methodology as well as its dogmatic content. Brown makes a strong case for Brunner as a guide for those claimed both by the need to be faithful to Divine Revelation and the demand to pay heed to contemporary human experience. Richard Clutterbuck, Principal, Edgehill Theological College, BelfastA leading Reformed theologian of the twentieth century, Brunner was widely read by pastors across the world. Although his influence has declined in recent years, his ability to combine dogmatic and apologetic theology is of contemporary relevance. In this accessible and sympathetic study, Brown offers an important scholarly reappraisal of Brunner which will be of much value to a theological generation less acquainted with his writings. David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, University of Edinburgh

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    Number of Pages: 207
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780227175927
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    Publisher: The Lutterworth Press

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