Types of Christian Theology
  • Feb 23, 1994
    192 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4

    ISBN: 9780300059458
  • Paper: $22.00 tx
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Types of Christian Theology

  • Hans W. Frei; Edited by George Hunsinger and William C. Placher


"A highly original and very important book."—Jeffrey L. Stout, Princeton University

"Hans Frei's last text is a powerful statement on what it means to do Christian theology in our postmodern moment. His fast and deep knowledge of the history of Christian thought—very rare these days—and his subtle intelligence guide us through the thicket of the present day theological terrain. May his memory and legacy inform and inspire us."—Cornel West, Princeton University

"Sharp and provocative. . . . Relocates the question of the identity of Christ within Frei's fivefold typology of modern theology."—Times Literary Supplement

"Frei's. . . . intelligence and learning are always evident, and one of the great delights of this book is that the humane, witty and judicious voice of Frei comes across very clearly."—Wendy Jennings, Church Times

"Theologians are indebted to the editors for making Frei's unfinished work available. He will continue to prompt reflection for many years to come."—George W. Stroup, Homiletic

"This book will be read appreciatively by all theologians, by most graduate students in theology—one hopes—, and by biblical scholars."—John F. Woolverton, Anglican Theological Review

"[Frei's] typology embodies both a subtle commentary on modern theological history and a constructive proposal about how Christian theology can best be done. . . . his subtle development of this . . . way of doing theology will remain influential and fruitful."—Thomas F. Tracy, America

"Now, Hans Frei's Types of Christian Theology enables everyone to have access to 'a major and original analysis of modern Christian theology.'. . . One need not concur with Frei's standpoint to value the valuable contribution he has made to clarifying the available theological options. . . . This book deserves a wide readership."—David R. Peel, The Expository Times

"An illuminating analysis of methods in modern theology, this work is one of the best statements available of the 'postliberal' theological methodology."—Delwin Brown, Religious Studies Review

"Frei's book deserves careful and attentive reading. He clears much conceptual confusion away from the study of theological method. This book would serve well in a seminary classroom, a doctoral seminar, or among seasoned professional theologians."—James Clark Child, San Francisco Theological Seminary

"A provocative assessment of how Christian truth claims might be made meaningful in a pluralistic society."—Catherine Mowry LaCugna, The Cresset