Theology in an Age of Contingency

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Chris A.M. Hermans, Kobus Schoeman (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-91108-7
Band-Nr. 21
Jahr 2019
Seiten 208
Bindung broschiert
Reihe International Practical Theology


Contingency refers to an event that may be happening in
future, but also may not happen. The concept plays has a
long history dating from Aristotle who defined contingency
as that which is possible but not necessary. The concept of
contingency and related concepts as free will, the rejection
of essentialisation and priority of the possible put a major
challenge to theology in the 21st century. The book
addresses this challenge from the perspective of practical
theology. In doing so, it connects to the general debate in
theology on naming God, hermeneutics, human agency and

Prof Christiaan A. M. Hermans holds the chair
in Pastoral theology at Radboud university Nijmegen and the
chair in Empirical study of religion. He is an extraordinary
professor in practical theology and missiology at the
University of the Free State (South Africa).

Prof Kobus (W. J.) Schoeman is professor of practical
theology at the University of the Free State (South