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Principles Of Christian Theology
This text poses the question "what is theology?" and goes on to discuss issues of methodology, the relation of theology to other disciplines and different theological perspectives. It also investigates topics in the fields of philosophical theology (human existence; revelation; the language of theology; and Christianity and other religions), symbolic theology (triune God; ...more
Published May 12th 2009 by SCM Press
(first published September 22nd 1970)
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Macquarrie’s theology is somewhat outdated, but will speak significantly to those interested in existentialism and/or epistemology. Where Tillich mirrors Sarte in a religious way, Macquarrie does so more with Heidegger. He then proposes a symbolic interpretation of theology which offers an interesting, albeit restated, contribution to contemporary religious epistemology. A good systematic theology, natural companion to Tillich.
John Macquarrie FBA TD was a Scottish-born theologian and philosopher. Timothy Bradshaw has described Macquarrie as "unquestionably Anglicanism's most distinguished systematic theologian in the second half of the twentieth century."More about John MacQuarrie...