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Blessed Rage for Order: The New Pluralism in Theology New edition Edition

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The New Pluralism in Theology with a new preface: In this acclaimed book, David Tracy examines the cultural context in which theological pluralism emerged during 1960s and 1970s.

About the Author

David Tracy is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, professor of theology in the Divinity School, and professor in the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and the Committee on Social Thought. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of many books, including "Blessed Rage for Order" and "The Analogical Imagination,"
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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226811298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226811291
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tracy has been one of several provocative leaders in theological method and inquiry after Rahner. His grounding for theological method consists of meta-theoretical assumptions and constructs that reach and envelope numerous social science disciplines as well as the humanities, in general. When I first read Blessed Rage for Order in the summer of 1977 as a fledgling graduate student, I was not prepared by prior reading and knowledge to grasp the depths that Tracy had plumbed in this text. But the method of inquiry, which Tracy first introduced in Blessed Rage for Order, has led me in subsequent years to establish common ground with inquiry in nursing, medicine, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Important to one who reads this text after its mid-90's re-release is the timeliness of Tracy's method to perennial problems that face ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue within ecclesial communions and across religions' boundaries. Also important is how well the method of Blessed Rage for Order can be applied to the study of historical texts of many economical, political, religious, or philosophical traditions. I now re-read Tracy's Blessed Rage for Order as I still re-read Plato's Symposium, Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, the Koran, Hobbes' Leviathan, Shakespeare's Histories, or Paul's First Letter to the Church at Corinth. More is always revealed each time I return to read Blessed Rage for Order.
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Came across this book on a wikipedia ref list. I'd seen discussion and accepted the importance of "commitment" in religion that it is central to religious language, but this book made me consider (for the first time) that "discernment" is another central component to religious language. Naturally, as a Christian, I had already experienced these things, but for whatever reason this book helped me link the experience with the word. I know that I am solid footing with the religious experience (God and his kid have some very good instructors), but, for me, I need a little bit of extra help with the vocabulary and this book finally did the trick especially with the word "discernment."
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Received book in condition described. Good quality. I would suggest reading through the options before picking the books that appear to be the cheapest.
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