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Cobb, John B.

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Works: 305 works in 969 publications in 6 languages and 28,565 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, ed, Creator, wpr, Composer, Honoree
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For the common good : redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future by Herman E Daly( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated and Expanded Edition. Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book. Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial economy have led us to the brink of environmental disaster, and show the possibility of a different future
Postmodernism and public policy : reframing religion, culture, education, sexuality, class, race, politics, and the economy by John B Cobb( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodernism and Public Policy shows how a postmodern Christianity can contribute positively to thinking about religious and cultural pluralism, and how this can give direction to the educational enterprise. It proposes ways of understanding sex, gender, and race that take diversity seriously without lapsing into a debilitating relativism that inhibits political action. Arguing for a shift from individualism to thinking of persons-in-community, it proposes that the world be organized from the bottom up in communities of communities, and spells out what this implies for the political and economic orders and the relationship between them. Cobb shows that formulations on all these topics can be coherently interconnected and he develops the implications of such thinking for some specific ethical and political issues that now trouble the United States, such as abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and homosexuality."--Jacket
Encountering evil : live options in theodicy by Stephen T Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian natural theology : based on the thought of Alfred North Whitehead by John B Cobb( Book )

39 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process theology : an introductory exposition by John B Cobb( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ in a pluralistic age by John B Cobb( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is interesting to read this analysis, written in 1975, which provides good insights into the post-modern movement in American culture and its affect on thought and faith. Cobb takes a Process Philosophy approach to analyze ways to interpret the concept of Christ as incarnation of the Logos in Jesus, the historical person. He determines how this concept may be communicated in concepts of the contemporary worldview, and deals with the challenges to western thought in the post-enlightenment sciences, the role of reason and the post-modernist challenge of relativism of values. Cobb specifically discusses how the concept of Christ, in the traditional faith of the Christian church, can be related to the otherfaith expression in the world's religions, as these come face to face in our present world. It is good to see how these views fit with the world 30 years later. He goes into some detail in comparing Christian faith and Buddhist faiths to illustrates how Christians might inte ractwith other religions they now face in our pluralistic world. I am impressed with the grasp Cobb has on the problem, and the formulations he presents which attempt to overcome the static concepts of Aristotelian "orthodoxy" which has been rejected in modern western culture. Aristotle's (pre-Christian) philosophy, adopted by Thomas Acquinas for his Christian theology in the Middle Ages, focused on essence, or substance, in the discussion of the relation of Christ in Jesus, as God incarnate, Cobb formulates ways to see the reality of Christ in everyday realities and faith relationships in terms other than the static concepts of substance that so tangled the pre-medieval and medieval mind. Rather than explaining this in the classic Greek terms of substance, he focuses on relationships and our continuing consciousness of experiences as "selves" in our personal identity. A very helpful and impressive chapter ("The Christ of the Creeds") covers the discussions that led to formulations explaining how God was in Jesus in the incarnation. The unusual contribution he makes is to explain the line of argument and discussion that led to the formulations, helping us understand the steps involved over 5 centuries in getting to the final formal statements now on record from the various early Church Councils. This background illustrates how important current worldview and the questions it raises are in the statement of our formal propositions representing Christ, the Trinity and other respective aspects of the Christian faith
The later Heidegger and theology by James M Robinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1979 in English and German and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new hermeneutic by James M Robinson( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matters of life and death by John B Cobb( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of Christian existence by John B Cobb( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and German and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberation of life : from the cell to the community by Charles Birch( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the liberation of the concept of life from the bondage fashioned by the interpreters of life ever since biology began, and about the liberation of the life of humans and non-humans alike from the bondage of social structures and behaviour, which now threatens the fullness of life's possibilities if not survival itself. It falls into a tradition of writings about human problems from a perspective informed by biology. It rejects the mechanistic model of life dominant in the Western world and develops an alternative 'ecological model' which is applicable to the life of the cell and the life of the human community. For the first time it brings together in one work the insights of modern biology with those of a modern holistic philosophy and a liberal theology in a way which challenges conventional approaches to science, agriculture, sociology, politics, economics, development and liberation movements"--Publisher description
Living options in Protestant theology : a survey of methods by John B Cobb( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology as history by James M Robinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the world by John B Cobb( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le théologien montre que Dieu et le monde ne sont pas des données antithétiques ou indifférentes l'une à l'autre, mais les composantes d'une relation vivante qui les transforme mutuellement et les rend indispensables l'un pour l'autre. Car de même que Dieu crée le monde en ne cessant de l'ouvrir sur des nouvelles possibilités, le monde crée Dieu, l'actualise et l'influence
The theology of Altizer : critique and response by John B Cobb( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond dialogue : toward a mutual transformation of Christianity and Buddhism by John B Cobb( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process theology as political theology by John B Cobb( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Emptying God : a Buddhist-Jewish-Christian conversation by John B Cobb( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existence and actuality : conversations with Charles Hartshorne by Charles Hartshorne( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about God : doing theology in the context of modern pluralism by David Tracy( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Postmodernism and public policy : reframing religion, culture, education, sexuality, class, race, politics, and the economy
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Postmodernism and public policy : reframing religion, culture, education, sexuality, class, race, politics, and the economyEncountering evil : live options in theodicyA Christian natural theology : based on the thought of Alfred North WhiteheadProcess theology : an introductory expositionChrist in a pluralistic ageMatters of life and deathGod and the worldBeyond dialogue : toward a mutual transformation of Christianity and BuddhismThe Emptying God : a Buddhist-Jewish-Christian conversation
Alternative Names
Cobb, J. B.

Cobb, John

Cobb, John B. 1925- Jr

Cobb, John B. Jr

Cobb, John B., Jr., 1925-

Cobb, John Boswell.

Cobb, John Boswell 1925-

Cobb, John Boswell Jr. 1925-

Cobb, John Jr

John B. Cobb American theologian

John B. Cobb Amerikaans theoloog

John B. Cobb théologien américain

John B. Cobb US-amerikanischer Theologe und Religionsphilosoph

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캅, J. B. 주니어 1925-

캅, 존 B. 주니어 1925-

캅, 존 주니어 1925-

코브, 존 B. 주니어 1925-

콥, 존 B. 주니어 1925-

콥, 존 주니어 1925-

カブ Jr., ジョン B.

カブ, ジョン・B

カブ, ジョン B. 1925-

コッブ, ジョン・B

ジョン・B・コッブ

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