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Theological Fragments

Confessing What We Know and Cannot Know about an Infinite God

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Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
5/23/2023
ISBN:
9780664267476
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6x9
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Paper

The swelling ranks of religious “nones”—those who do not identify with any particular religious tradition—have demonstrated that traditional Christian apologetics set on delivering a universally accepted, objectively verifiable system that proves the truth and superiority of Christian belief has failed. Turned off by organized Christianity’s hypocrisy and politics of intolerance, millennials and Generation Z have rejected such domineering forms of reasoning aimed at winning converts through logical argument. Not only is this misguided missional strategy, argues Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, but it’s grounded in bad theology as well. The propositional truth claims imply that if you accept the argument, you must accept the Christian faith too. Instead of this triumphalist understanding of Christian truth, Rosario argues for a broken and contrite Christian theology that can help make sense of a fractured world. Realizing that fragments of truth are often all we have, he points out that the search for the truth of God and the self will most often be found while engaged in the struggle for justice. Theological Fragments is not another set of strategies for how to win back millennials. Rather, it provides a foundational theological vision necessary to the work of inviting the “nones” to hear the gospel afresh.

Rub�n Rosario Rodr�guez is the Clarence Louis and Helen Steber Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. His first book, Racism and God- Talk: A Latino/a Perspective, won the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Book Award in Theology. His other books include Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam, Dogmatics after Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture, and the edited volume T&T Clark Handbook of Political Theology. An ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Dr. Rosario currently serves as moderator for the Committee on Preparation for Ministry in the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy.


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