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Kaufman, Gordon D.

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Works: 75 works in 269 publications in 7 languages and 7,254 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Other, Honoree
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God the problem by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and French and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematic theology; a historicist perspective by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativism, knowledge, and faith by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on theological method by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gordon Kaufman calls for theology to move beyond appeals to sectarian doctrine, revelation, or esoteric religious "experience" and to ground itself in publically available criteria and warrants. Setting out to bring order into what he perceives as the methodological confusion of current theology, Professor Kaufman offers nothing less than a proposed Prolegomena to any Future Theology, in the Kantian tradition. He also follows Kant's lead in rigorously drawing the implications of the constitutive function of human reason and imagination in constructing theological concepts. He argues, in particular, that "the peculiarities of the word 'God'...give theology its distinctive character, and the existence of that word in the common language, together with related images and ideas, provides theological reflection with its central problems." But "the notion of God (like the notion of world) is an imaginative construct built up in quite a different way than the concepts of objects known in and through experience. Theology, therefore, is fundamentally an activity of construction not of description or exposition..." Kaufman's vigorous 'Essay' will plunge students quickly into the deep water of modern theological controversy, and will challenge other theologians to be equally forthright in acknowledging and defending their own methodological assumptions. (Back cover)
In face of mystery : a constructive theology by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology for a nuclear age by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theological imagination : constructing the concept of God by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

12 editions published between 1951 and 1981 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this challenging work, Gordon Kaufman asserts that the prime task of theology is the imaginative construction of the doctrine of God. Professor Kaufman maintains that both the absoluteness of the divinity and our own necessity demand that we construct the doctrine of God critically and in a manner appropriate to our own time and place. In thorough examinations of God and theology, Christ and christology, and of the ultimate foundations of religious thought, he shows how this construction can be accomplished faithfully and in full realization of our own humanity."--Book cover
Jesus and creativity by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fabled difficulties of traditional Christological terms, Kaufman seeks to re-envision the symbol of Jesus within the contemporary scientific worldview. Building on his notion of God as simply creativity, he here locates the meaning of Jesus' salvific story within an evolving universe and a threatened planet
The context of decision; a theological analysis by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, mystery, diversity : Christian theology in a pluralistic world by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology at the end of modernity : essays in honor of Gordon D. Kaufman( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning-- creativity by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon Kaufman's works over the last thirty years have pushed theologians to examine honestly, if painfully, their most cherished assumptions about God. Now, in this contribution to the theology-and-science debate, he argues that our traditional thinking about and worship of God have prepared us badly for perhaps the most important problem humans must address in today's world - the ecological crisis." "Kaufman first surveys the pluriform historical development and effects of the notion of God. He then demonstrates how these concepts of God have gotten out of sync with contemporary understandings of the world and humanity. He offers an alternative concept by distinguishing the different modalities of creativity as they figure in the creation of the universe, the cosmic evolutionary process (especially the emergence of life), and human symbolic creativity. He then sketches the interconnections and demonstrates in what way they stand for the divine." "This volume not only develops further than ever before Kaufman's idea of God as creativity but also shows what it would mean to think of God in this way, to live with faith in this God, and to cooperate with the divine in meeting our most pressing global challenges."--Jacket
Nonresistance and responsibility, and other Mennonite essays by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mennonite theology in face of modernity : essays in honor of Gordon D. Kaufman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of relativism and the possibility of metaphysics : a constructive development of certain ideas in R.G. Collingwood, Wilhelm Dilthey and Paul Tillich by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miao xiang ao miao : gou zao lun shen xue by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vision for a Mennonite college by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline theology by Dean G Peerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God the problem by Gordon D Kaufman( Recording )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the meaning of "God" : transcendence without mythology by Gordon D Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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God the problem
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An essay on theological methodIn face of mystery : a constructive theologyTheology for a nuclear ageThe theological imagination : constructing the concept of GodJesus and creativityGod, mystery, diversity : Christian theology in a pluralistic worldTheology at the end of modernity : essays in honor of Gordon D. KaufmanIn the beginning-- creativityMennonite theology in face of modernity : essays in honor of Gordon D. Kaufman
Alternative Names
Gordon D. Kaufman American academic

Kaufman, Gordon

Kaufman, Gordon D. (Gordon Dester)

Kaufman, Gordon Dester.

고든 카프만

카우프만, 고든 D

カウフマン, ゴードン・D

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