Now that my book with Randy Woodley is out, I have time to work on a couple of projects that have been on the back-burner.
My main focus is the ABC’s of Contemporary Theology. This started as a series of blog-posts more than 5 years ago. Since then, I have taught it 3 times in 3 entirely different contexts.
I have an editor friend who is going to help me write it and an artist friend who is going to help me illustrate it. I hope that a publisher will want to pick it up, but I am prepared to make it an E-book if I need to.
Here is what I could use some help with: how do these topics sound? Each topic has at least one sub-topic that informs it. I have paired them to form one theme.
Is there anything you would add to this roster of topics in contemporary theology?
The ABCs of Contemporary Theology
Intro: the Surplus of Meaning and our contemporary situation
A is for Atonement (also Adiaphora and Apophatic)
B is for Baptism (and the Body) more than a metaphor embodied phronesis
C is for Christology (and Constructive Theology )
D is for Deconstruction (and Death of God)
E is for Empire (and Evangelical)
F is for Fideism (and Feminist)
G is for Genre (and Globalization)
H is for Hermeneutics (also Heaven and Hell)
I is for Infallible, Inerrant, Impassible and Immutable
J is for Justification (and Justice)
K is for Kenosis (and the Kingdom)
L is for Liberation (and Logos)
M is for Metaphor (and Metaphysics)
N is for Neoplatonism (and Narrative)
O is for Open & Relational (also Orthodox)
P is for Perichoresis (and Post-Colonial)
Q is for Quest for the Historical Jesus (and Queer Theology)
R is for Revelation (and words that begin with ‘Re’)
S is for Salvation (and Second Naivete)
T is for Theopoetics (and Technology)
U is for Universalism (and Ultimate Concern)
V is for Vatican II (and Voluntarism)
W is for the Word of God (and the Wesleyan Quad)
X is for X-ray (and Xenophobia)
Y is for Y2K (and Youth Ministry)
Z is for Zebra (and Zionism)
Any additions? Any changes?
Thank you so much for your feedback and help with this.
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