About Providence, Divine Action and the Church

In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The Theology of Colin Gunton

My copy of The Theology of Colin Gunton, edited by Lincoln Harvey, has arrived, so I presume that the volume is now available to one and all – if the £65 price tag can be overcome!

The book contains my chapter on Gunton and providence, but there are also chapters by Robert Jenson, John Webster, Christoph Schw√∂bel and others. Bruce McCormack’s commendation appears on the back cover:

These essays are intended to honour the legacy of Colin Gunton. They succeed admirably in that – but they do so much more. Written by a group of close friends, professional colleagues and former students, the writers are united in applauding Gunton’s theological style while (in some cases) registering quite fundamental reservations with regard to his theology itself. The result is a work that evidences a profound respect and gratitude for the honouree while thinking with and beyond him. To do theology with Gunton’s friends is to be drawn, once again, back into the warm fellowship that was King’s College in the 1980s and 90s – while looking forward to new challenges. This is a book to be cherished.

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