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Ford, David 1948-

Works: 71 works in 388 publications in 6 languages and 9,611 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Sources  Textbooks  Introductions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Ford
The modern theologians : an introduction to Christian theology in the twentieth century by David Ford( Book )

91 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Modern Theologians, first published in 1989, which is now available in a single volume. The Modern Theologians provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the main Christian theologies of the twentieth century, and is the ideal textbook for students at universities, colleges, and seminaries. Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and aims to give a clear picture of a particular movement, topic, or individual theologian. It also aims to further the critical debates in the field
Fields of faith : theology and religious studies for the twenty-first century( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How will the study of theology and the religions in higher education be shaped in the coming century? This book offers several different perspectives on this field of study with suggestions for a future in which theology and religious studies are pursued together. There are examples of the interplay of theology and religious studies with reference to a range of topics: God, love, scripture, worship, argument, reconciliation, friendship and justice. The contributors practise different disciplines within the field, often in combination, covering theology, philosophy, history, phenomenology, literary studies, hermeneutics, politics, ethics and law. Their specialisms embrace Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indian religions, with particular focus on the field in Europe, the USA and South Africa. Recognising the significance of the religions and of higher education, the book explores what best practice can be adopted to fulfil responsibilities towards academic disciplines, the religions, and the societies of which they are part."--Jacket
Christian wisdom : desiring God and learning in love by David Ford( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is Christian wisdom for living in the twenty-first century? Where is it to be found? How can it be learnt? In the midst of diverse religions and worldviews and the demands and complexities of our world, David Ford explores a Christian way of uniting love of wisdom with wisdom in love. Core elements are the 'discernment of cries', the love of God for God's sake, interpretation of scripture, and the shaping of desire in faith. Case studies deal with inter-faith wisdom among Jews, Christians and Muslims, universities as centres of wisdom as well as knowledge and know-how and the challenge of learning disabilities. Throughout, there is an attempt to do justice to the premodern, modern and postmodern while grappling with scripture, tradition and the cries of the world today. Ford opens up the rich resources of Christianity in engaging with the issues and urgencies of contemporary life
The future of Christian theology by David Ford( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Future of Christian Theology' represents a personal manifesto from one of the world's leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the 21st century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise
Theology : a very short introduction by David Ford( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of theological thought and study and includes thoughtful answers to frequently asked questions about religious thought and experience
Meaning and truth in 2 Corinthians by Frances M Young( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new and refreshing approach to 2 Corinthians shows how exegesis of the New Testament writing can issue in theology that is relevant to today. Beginning with an account of the essential thrust of the text, the authors argue for the unity of the letter, setting it against both its Jewish and Hellenistic backgrounds, and examining questions of meaning and reference in the interpretation of particular passages. They then consider how the text can be illuminated by the modern study of hermeneutics, as well as by new sociological approaches. The whole study reaches its climax with an assessment of Paul's authority then and now, and the importance of what he says about God. To conclude, the authors provide their own vivid and compelling translation of Paul's words, inviting a complete rereading of the letter in the light of all that has gone before
Self and salvation : being transformed by David Ford( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David F. Ford makes a unique contribution to the debate about the Christian doctrine of salvation. Using the pivotal image of the face, Professor Ford offers a constructive and contemporary account of the self being transformed. He engages with three modern thinkers (Levinas, Jungel and Ricoeur) in order to rethink and reimagine the meaning of self. Developing the concept of a worshipping self, he goes on to explore the dimensions of salvation through the lenses of scripture, worship practices, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the lives of contemporary saints. He uses different genres and traditions to show how the self flourishes through engagement with God, other people, and the responsibilities and joys of ordinary living. The result is a habitable theology of salvation which is immersed in Christian faith, thought and practice while also being deeply involved with modern life in a pluralist world."--Jacket
Jesus( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Oxford Reader brings together an extensive range of ancient and modern documents to convey the many ways in which the figure of Jesus has stimulated and provoked responses over the last 2,000 years. It features more than 340 extracts, including familiar material from key texts in the history of doctrine alongside a diverse sampling of devotional, popular, liturgical, historical-critical, philosophical, and mystical texts. Selections include extracts from poems, songs, and plays, as well as from polemics, commentaries, manifestos, treatises, letters, novels, liturgies, and creeds. The rich and complex variety of responses to Jesus is represented in Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian texts
The shape of living : spiritual directions for everyday life by David Ford( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology : a very short introduction by David Ford( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to the subject of academic theology. Its basic approach is interrogative, raising key questions so as to lead into a range of selected topics such as knowledge community, salvation, God, prayer and evil
Reading texts, seeking wisdom : scripture and theology by David Ford( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen leading scripture scholars and theologians engage with key issues and texts to do with scripture and theology. They look at how the Bible and theology have come together in the past - in Judaism, the early Church, the Middle Ages, early modernity, and the 20th century. How is current biblical scholarship to be related to past insights and modern methods? Contributors debate how wisdom is to be related to faith and to reason
Barth and God's story : biblical narrative and the theological method of Karl Barth in the "Church dogmatics" by David Ford( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Barth interpreted the Bible in a creative and controversial way. One key to his method is his handling of biblical narratives. He argues from them to his theological conclusions in ways that have many parallels with the literary criticism of realistic novels. The role of the resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel story is perhaps the most fascinating question, and Barth produces an original and, in literary terms, extremely sensitive understanding of it. The biblical narratives are also vital for his doctrine of God. Overall, there is in the Church Dogmatics a Christian spirituality that is based on reading the Bible in a particular way
Shaping theology : engagements in a religious and secular world by David Ford( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an innovative book about the shape theology takes in its varied interactions - religious and secular, local and global, historical and contemporary, academic and practical." "For many years David Ford's theological thought has evolved in conversation with many different partners in the public sphere, non-faith communities, the church, Judaism, Islam, and the university. This theology is a way of thinking in search of wisdom, engaging with practices and the life of the imagination as well as with ideas, arguments, discernments, and decisions. Nourished by scripture together with premodern, modern, and contemporary sources, it seeks to shape a wise faith. This approach to theology has become increasingly influential and Ford is recognized as one of the most important, creative, subtle, and accessible theologians working today. In his many works he has developed the relationship between theology and each of these other spheres, but this is the first book to bring together a multifaceted, well-rounded account of theology's involvement with these conversation partners."--BOOK JACKET
Essentials of Christian community : essays for Daniel W. Hardy by David Ford( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in praise by David Ford( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This revised and updated edition of one of the most influential works of theology published in recent years takes a fresh and joyous approach to some central questions. It explores the connections between prayer and praise and our knowledge of God, between worship and doctrine, between responding to God with love and living with wisdom and intellectual integrity."--Jacket
The promise of scriptural reasoning( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of scholar-practitioners of Islam, Judaism and Christianity invite readers to share in their love of scriptural text study and of disciplined reasoning. 'The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning' is a timely publication for those interested in interfaith dialogue or in the nature of scriptural study
Praising and knowing God by Daniel W Hardy( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern theologians reader by Simeon Zahl( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Modern Theologians Reader is an outstanding selection of the key writings in modern theology, with each extract introduced and annotated to support student learning. A unique stand-alone text which can also be used alongside the highly successful textbook, The Modern Theologians Features introductory notes and annotations with each extract to help students understand the relevance and importance of the reading Includes selections from major 20th-century theologians and theological movements, and texts on Christian theology's relation to science, globalization, and other faiths such as Buddhism and Judaism "--Provided by publisher
The drama of living : becoming wise in the spirit by David Ford( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we live wisely in the twenty-first century, alert to God and to other people amid the ups and downs of modern life? We find ourselves in the middle of complex situations, relationships, responsibilities, ongoing dramas, and challenges. Our response to these circumstances requires us to draw on many sources and to exercise imagination, discernment, and judgment. In this sequel to The Shape of Living, renowned theologian David Ford offers insights into living wisely in the Spirit in a culture of distraction. Discussion questions are included. (Publisher)
The shape of living : spiritual directions for everyday life by David Ford( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts his own spiritual journey using examples from scripture and wisdom from his spiritual mentors to suggest ways of overcoming distraction
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The future of Christian theology
Fields of faith : theology and religious studies for the twenty-first centuryChristian wisdom : desiring God and learning in loveThe future of Christian theologyTheology : a very short introductionMeaning and truth in 2 CorinthiansSelf and salvation : being transformedJesusThe shape of living : spiritual directions for everyday life
Alternative Names
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Ford, David Frank 1948-

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