The 20th and 21st Centuries have been characterized by theologians and philosophers rethinking theology and revitalizing the tradition. This unique anthology presents contributions from leading contemporary theologians - including Rowan Williams, Fergus Kerr, Aidan Nichols, G.R. Evans and Tracey Rowland - who offer portraits of over fifty key theological thinkers in the modern and postmodern era. Distinguished by its broad ecumenical perspective, this anthology spans arguably one of the most creative periods in the history of Christian theology and includes thinkers from all three Christian traditions: Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. Each individual portrait in this anthology includes a biographical introduction, an overview of theological or philosophical writing, presentation of key thoughts, and contextual placing of the thinker within 20th Century religious discourse. Overview articles explore postmodern theology, radical orthodoxy, ecumenical theology, feminist theology, and liberation theology. A final section includes portraits of important thinkers who have influenced Christian thought from other fields, not least from Continental philosophy and literature.

part |2 pages

Part II Protestant Theologians (Continental and Scandinavian)

chapter 5|12 pages

Karl Barth

chapter 6|12 pages

Rudolf Bultmann

chapter 7|12 pages

Werner Elert

chapter 8|12 pages

Paul Tillich

chapter 9|10 pages

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

chapter 10|12 pages

Knud Ejler Løgstrup

chapter 11|12 pages

Regin Prenter

chapter 12|12 pages

Gustaf Wingren

chapter 13|14 pages

Jürgen Moltmann

chapter 14|14 pages

Wolfhart Pannenberg

chapter 15|12 pages

Eberhard Jüngel

part |2 pages

Part III Catholic Theologians

chapter 16|12 pages

Henri de Lubac

chapter 17|12 pages

Yves Congar

chapter 18|14 pages

Karl Rahner

chapter 19|10 pages

Bernard Lonergan

chapter 21|14 pages

Jean Daniélou

chapter 22|10 pages

Edward Schillebeeckx

chapter 23|10 pages

John Paul II/Karol Wojtyła

chapter 24|14 pages

Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger

chapter 25|12 pages

Hans Küng

chapter 26|12 pages

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

part |2 pages

Part IV Orthodox Theologians

chapter 27|12 pages

Sergei Bulgakov

chapter 28|18 pages

Georges Florovsky

chapter 29|8 pages

Nicolas Afanasiev

chapter 30|14 pages

Vladimir Lossky

chapter 31|10 pages

Dumitru Stăniloae

chapter 32|12 pages

Alexander Schmemann

chapter 33|12 pages

Matta El-Meskeen

chapter 34|8 pages

Emilianos Timiadis

chapter 35|14 pages

Johannes Zizioulas

part |2 pages

Part V British and American Theologians

chapter 36|12 pages

Austin Farrer

chapter 37|12 pages

Michael Ramsey

chapter 38|12 pages

Henry Chadwick

chapter 39|12 pages

Jaroslav Pelikan

chapter 40|10 pages

George Lindbeck

chapter 41|8 pages

Robert W. Jenson

chapter 42|12 pages

Sallie McFague

chapter 43|8 pages

David Tracy

chapter 44|10 pages

Stanley Hauerwas

chapter 45|12 pages

Sarah Coakley

chapter 46|8 pages

Alister E. McGrath

part |2 pages

Part VI Theological Movements and Developments

chapter 47|12 pages

Postmodern Theology

chapter 48|12 pages

Radical Orthodoxy

chapter 49|14 pages

Feminist Theology

chapter 50|10 pages

Ecumenical Theology

chapter 51|14 pages

Liberation Theology

chapter 52|12 pages

Pentecostal Theology

part |2 pages

Part VII: Theology, Philosophy and Literature

chapter 53|12 pages

G.K. Chesterton

chapter 54|12 pages

Jacques Maritain

chapter 55|12 pages

Edith Stein

chapter 56|10 pages

C.S. Lewis

chapter 57|12 pages

Northrop Frye

chapter 58|12 pages

Paul Ricoeur

chapter 59|10 pages

Thomas Merton

chapter 60|10 pages

Christos Yannaras

chapter 61|10 pages

John D. Caputo

chapter 62|8 pages

Jean-Luc Marion