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A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Volume 5

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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , October
     2017.
     575 pages.
     $50.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780802868572.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Bradley Penner forthcoming.

Description

The culmination of Kärkkäinen's multivolume magnum opus.

This fifth and final volume of Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen's ambitious five-volume systematic theology develops a constructive Christian eschatology and ecclesiology in dialogue with the Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in all its global and contextual diversity, and with other major living faiths—Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

In Part One of the book Kärkkäinen discusses eschatology in the contexts of world faiths and natural sciences, including physical, cosmological, and neuroscientific theories. In Part Two, on ecclesiology, he adopts a deeply ecumenical approach. His proposal for greater Christian unity includes the various dimensions of the church's missional existence and a robust dialogical witness to other faith communities.

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

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His many previous books include Christ and ReconciliationTrinity and RevelationCreation and Humanity, and Spirit and Salvation, which respectively comprise the first four volumes in A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World.

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