Contemporary Theology

Contemporary Theology

Classical, Evangelical, Philosophical, and Global Perspectives

Kirk R. MacGregor
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Kirk R. MacGregor

Kirk R. MacGregor

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Kirk R. MacGregor is assistant professor of philosophy and religion at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He is the author of several scholarly works including A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology and Luis de Molina.


Accessible and comprehensive, Contemporary Theology: An Introduction by professor and author Kirk R. MacGregor provides a chronological survey of the major thinkers and schools of thought in modern theology in a manner that is both approachable and intriguing.

Unique among introductions to contemporary theology, MacGregor includes:

  • Evangelical perspectives alongside mainline and liberal developments
  • The influence of philosophy and the recent Christian philosophical renaissance on theology
  • Global contributions
  • Recent developments in exegetical theology
  • The implications of theological shifts on ethics and church life

Contemporary Theology: An Introduction is noteworthy for making complex thought understandable and for tracing the landscape of modern theology in a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: Philosophical Backgrounds

  • 2. Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Founder of Modern Liberal Theology

  • 3. G. W. F. Hegel: Dialectical Theology

  • 4. Søren Kierkegaard: Existentialism

  • 5. Early Dispensationalism

  • 6. Princeton Theology

  • 7. Charles Haddon Spurgeon: Practical Biblical Theology

  • 8. Vatican I and Neo-Thomism

  • 9. Revivalist Theology

  • 10. The Social Gospel

  • 11. Christian Fundamentalism

  • 12. Karl Barth and Neo-Orthodoxy

  • 13. Christian Realism

  • 14. Pentecostalism and Latin American Pneumatology

  • 15. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Picture Theory, and Language-Games

  • 16. The Birth of Contemporary Evangelicalism

  • 17. Rudolf Bultmann: Demythologization

  • 18. Paul Tillich: Theology of Culture

  • 19. Death of God Theologies

  • 20. Roman Catholic Theology from Vatican II to the Present

  • 21. Process Theology

  • 22. Jürgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg: Theology of Hope

  • 23. John Howard Yoder: Current Anabaptist Theology

  • 24. Liberation Theology

  • 25. Feminist Theology

  • 26. Evangelical Complementarianism and Egalitarianism

  • 27. Reformed Epistemology

  • 28. African Christology: Ancestor and Healer

  • 29. Postmodern Theology

  • 30. Open Theism

  • 31. Philosophy of Religion and Analytic Theology

  • 32. Chinese Eschatology

  • 33. Postliberal Theology

  • 34. Theology and the Arts

  • 35. A New Perspective on Paul and Justification

  • 36. Theological Interpretation of Scripture

  • 37. Evolutionary Creation

  • 38. Postconservative Theology

  • Notes

  • Subject Index

  • Scripture Index

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