Envisioning the Good Life

Essays on God, Christ, and Human Flourishing in Honor of Miroslav Volf

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Editor(s): 
Matthew Croasmun, Zoran Grozdanov, Ryan McAnnally-Linz
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , January
     2017.
     252 pages.
     $30.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781498235235.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Who is God? What is God's relation to the world? How is God disposed towards us? What does God ask of us? These questions are not mere intellectual puzzles. They matter for us. A disinterested theology would be no theology at all, for we are fundamentally, at our very core, invested in God. God is the one who concerns us most deeply. Put differently, any theology worth the name is, as Miroslav Volf has put it, theology "for a way of life." We ask theological questions as those whose lives depend on the God whose character we try to articulate in the answers--and also in the asking. How we ask and answer these questions gives shape to our lives.
 
In this volume, published in Volf's honor, leading Christian, Jewish, and Muslim theological scholars reflect on the shapes flourishing human life takes in light of God. Considering concrete questions--from how to talk about suffering to the value of singing in congregational worship--in light of their deep theological commitments, the contributors exemplify the kind of theological reflection our cultures so deeply need.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Matthew Croasmun is associate research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School and Lecturer of Divinity and Humanities at Yale University. He is author of The Emergence of Sin (2016).

Zoran Grozdanov is a lecturer at the Protestant Faculty of Theology Matthias Flacius Illyricus, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Grozdanov is founder and the editor of Ecumenica and Ars haeretica series at Ex Libris in Rijeka, Croatia.

Ryan McAnnally-Linz is associate research scholar at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School and Lecturer of Divinity and Humanities at Yale University. He is co-author with Miroslav Volf of Public Faith in Action (2016).

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