The contemporary constructive task

Christine M Helmer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Lutheran theology is noted for its excellent contributions to historical theology. Contemporary times, however, require that Lutheran theologians become attuned to the urgent demands of the present and take up the discipline of constructive theology to address these demands. Taking the lead from contemporary feminist Lutheran theologians, constructive approaches utilizing Lutheran theological resources must articulate vigorous critique of a corrosive neo-liberal culture by articulating divine judgment on human greed as well as witnessing to divine grace that always favors truthful living.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalDialog
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Doctrine
  • Feminist theology
  • Luther
  • Politics
  • Truth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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