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By L. Callid Keefe-Perry,Veling Terry A.

Way to Water has basic intentions: to track the improvement of the nascent box of theological inquiry referred to as theopoetics and to make a controversy that theopoetics offers either theological and useful assets for modern humans of religion who search to take care of a confessional Christian existence that also is intellectually severe.
Beginning with the paintings of Stanley Hopper within the past due Sixties, and addressing the early scholarship of key theopoetics authors like Rubem Alves and Amos Wilder, this article explores how theopoetics was once initially constructed as a reaction to the yank death-of-God circulation, and has considering that grown right into a process for accomplishing theological concept in a manner that extra absolutely honors embodiment and aesthetic dimensions of human event. many of the extant literature within the box is addressed to permit for a cumulative and entire articulation of the character and serve as of theopoetics.
The textual content comprises an exploration of ways theopoetic insights may perhaps reduction within the improvement of exact church practices, and concludes with a chain of theopoetic reflections.

"Theopoetics is so elusive that it sort of feels an not likely topic for a primer. but Callid Keefe-Perry has given us simply that, and wonderfully. In an engagingly conversational type, he's taking us in the course of the emergence and improvement of this unusual mode of theological speech. He then invitingly demonstrates how functional those abstractions can quite be for pastoral and liturgical paintings. The textual content is persuasive, devoted but with out dogmatism, and amazingly accessible--a nice creation for anyone."
--Karmen MacKendrick, Le Moyne university, Syracuse, NY

"With the emergence of theopoetics within the church and society, a primer at the style is such a lot welcome. but greater than a primer, Keefe-Perry deals his personal confident paintings as one of many best writers during this crafty mode of non secular and highbrow mirrored image. This ebook becomes a required textual content in my theopoetics course."
--Scott Holland, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN

L. Callid Keefe-Perry is a member of the non secular Society of pals (Quakers) and travels within the ministry inside and past that denomination. he's the founding father of and an editor of the magazine Theopoetics, in addition to a cohost at the podcast Homebrewed Christianity.

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