Title: The Domestication of Transcendence
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corpor August 1999
066425635X / 9780664256357
Seller ID: 20070607114870
William Placher looks at "classical" Christian theology (Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther) and contrasts it with the Christian discourse about God that evolved in the seventeenth century. In particular, he deals with the notion of transcendence that gained prominence in this era and its impact on modern theology and modern thinking today. He persuasively argues that useful lessons can be drawn from premodern thinking about God, especially when viewed within the context of contemporary objections to it. This reexamination, according to Placher, has practical and profound implications for modern theology.