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Piety and Responsibility

Sheveland, John N.:
Piety and responsibility : patterns of unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Deshika / John N. Sheveland. - Farnham : Ashgate, 2011. - ca. 224 S. - (Ashgate new critical thinking in religion, theology and biblical studies)
ISBN 978-1-4094-0905-2
£ 50,00
DDC: 204

This book analyzes the writings of Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika to disclose how each construes "piety" and "responsibility" as integral to each other. Each theologian expresses a fundamental unity of love of God and love of neighbour. Sheveland explores this unity in ecumenical and interreligious frameworks, showing how these authors privilege theology as practice, enactment, or simply as ethical. He uses the Renaissance genre of musical polyphony as a methodological tool by which to explore the aesthetic quality and the similarity-in-difference of the theological voices being compared. Polyphony's application to comparative theology includes the avoidance of caricature, domestication, and antagonism. In place of these is offered a fundamentally aesthetic paradigm by which to hear theological voices in terms of their unity-in-distinction. [Verlagsinformation]

1. Introduction. 1
2. Melody: piety and responsibility in Karl Rahner. 13
3. Harmony: piety and responsibility in Karl Barth. 59
4. Polyphony: piety and responsibility in Vedanta Desika. 111
5. Postlude. 199
Bibliography. 205
Index. 215

JOHN N. SHEVELAND, Religious Studies, Gonzaga University, USA. Faculty page.

Quellen: Ashgate Publishing; WorldCat; Amazon.