Monday, July 23, 2012

The Theology of Colin Gunton now out in paperback!

Good to see The Theology of Colin Gunton (edited by Lincoln Harvey, my incredibly gifted colleague at St Mellitus College) is now available in paperback from all good bookstores! Lincoln managed to gather together a quite astonishingly stellar cast: Robert W. Jenson, John Webster, Stephen R. Holmes, Christoph Schwöbel, Alan Spence and others, with a great foreword by Douglas Farrow. Here's what Bruce McCormack had to say about the book:

"These essays are intended to honour the legacy of Colin Gunton. They succeed admirably in that - but they do so much more. Written by a group of close friends, professional colleagues and former students, the writers are united in applauding Gunton’s theological style while (in some cases) registering quite fundamental reservations with regard to his theology itself. The result is a work that evidences a profound respect and gratitude for the honouree while thinking with and beyond him. To do theology with Gunton’s friends is to be drawn, once again, back into the warm fellowship that was King’s College in the 1980s and 90s - while looking forward to new challenges. This is a book to be cherished."

Colin Gunton made an enormous contribution to the revitalisation of theology here in England. These essays show just how theological his thinking was. He is still sadly missed.
Lincoln Harvey (ed.), The Theology of Colin Gunton (London and New York: T&T Clark, 2012)

Oh, and just noted that blogging Terry Wright also has written a chapter! No reason not to get this one now.


At 7/26/2012 11:40 AM, Blogger Terry Wright said...

Oh, you're too kind, Chris.

At 7/31/2012 4:11 PM, Anonymous andrewbourne said...

Can we have a campaign to get it on kindle such an important work needs to be available in all formats

At 8/07/2012 9:30 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Amen and amen


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