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This dictionary offers an almost encyclopedic overview of theology. 

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PARTICOLA SOTTILE

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This dictionary offers an almost encyclopedic overview of theology. 

Title: Critical Dictionary of Theology
Translators: Zappella M., Torta G., Dry L.
Publisher: Borla
Publication date: 2005 January
ISBN: 88263149
ISBN-13: 97888263149
Pages: 1552
Format: relegated

From the Preface by Jean-Yves Lacoste, director of the work: “At the time when the reader enriches his first incursion in a voluminous dictionary (at forts if it is a dictionary of theology...), he can demand from his director a sign of elementary charity: that these specify the object and utility. A few notes on the chosen title will respond to this requirement. It is above all a dictionary of theology, which indicates, in a restrictive but also precise sense, the mass of speeches and doctrines that Christianity has organized on God and his experience of God. There are also other speeches about God, and theology has often been the first to defend their reasonableness. This is also a dictionary, with which a university tool is intended to serve the transmission of knowledge. One thing is to produce knowledge and much more is to transmit it. It will not be expected, therefore, by the collective work that has been created. In the organized disorder which presides over the alphabetical order of the treated items, its ambition was modest; offering its readers a first access to the main theological elements. The reader who will want to grind on the wings of any question will find every time the information almost exhausting and the point on its question. The friendly reader of the long paths can rely on many signs to start, for example, article after article, the "biblical theology" in general, or medieval theology, or Lutheran theology, or others. And in the absence of a consent of learned that does not exist anywhere, one will expect from this work that maintains the promises inherent to its scientific genre: promises of readability, intellectual honesty and historical precision. Finally, this wants to be a critical dictionary, which does not bind its destiny to any shocking fear, but emphasizes the font of every university service to the truth. A critical reason first needs self-critical knowledge...” by Piero Coda, curator of the Italian edition: “The CRITIC DIZIONARIO DI TEOLOGIA offers an almost encyclopaedic and yet always high-profile overview, not forgetting to welcome the main protagonists of the history of theology and the main issues debated in its breasts. Showing itself so accessible, besides the rest, to a far wider circle of simple workers in the work and cultivators of the ecclesiastical sciences, to open themselves to the different disciplinary areas and to the many cultural needs of the university world and generally cultured. The initiative praised by the Editor Borla, in collaboration with Città Nuova, comes with this meeting a growing demand, although often not explicitly expressed, of our cultural world: know precisely in a critical way and together - without anything to remove to what is peculiar to Christian theology and its methodical rigour - discarded by now desuete intersections, and therefore shocking, the overall and multiform construction of the intelligence of the faith in its diacronic path, in its lower systematicity and in its dialogue plausibility. This purpose, in reality, is strictly persecuted by this master's work with taking into account, constitutively, three specific dynamics of Christian theology as it has been profiled in these 2000 years of history... At the threshold of a new millennium of history of the Christian faith, retrace, thanks to a correct key to reading, the legacy of the two extraordinary millennia preceding, thus helps to intuit the concretely viable ways in the future. Unpublished lives, of course, which call to open the encounter, so propitious and certainly unmissable, between the Greek logos and Christian revelation, taking on the lesson of modernity and the challenges of our time, to other universes of life, culture and thought. For all these reasons, I am sure that the offer of this work to the culture of our country will be stimulating and productive. Some contentious integrations and not only bibliographical to the most demanding voices, as well as the addition of new voices, have obeyed the criterion not only to contextualize the work, as far as possible, in the theological and cultural tradition of Italy and in its lively topicality, but also to express some contributions and even innovative guidelines that in recent years, thanks to them and in them, have protruded. JEAN-YVES LACOSTE, French theologian PIERO CODA, professor of Systematic Theology at Pont. Lateran University, consultant of Pont. Council for interreligious dialogue and member of the Pontifical Theological Academy.

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