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Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology

Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology

Since the 1970s exciting new directions in the study of culture have erupted to critique and displace earlier, largely static notions. These more dynamic models stress the indeterminate, fragmented, even conflictual character of cultural processes and completely alter the framework for thinking theologically about them.

In fact, Tanner argues, the new orientation in cultural theory and anthropology affords fresh opportunities for religious thought and opens new vistas for theology, especially on how Christians conceive of the theological task, theological diversity and inculturation, and even Christianity's own cultural identity.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800630973
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 208
  • Publication Date October 2, 1997


"The importance of culture theory to theological method cannot be overestimated. Tanner's pathbreaking book shows how Christian identity, continuity, and boundaries can be reconceived in light of postmodern culture theory."
—Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke University Divinity School