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Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Zoë Bennett and David B. Gowler


This book is a Festschrift in honour of Professor Christopher Rowland, the Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford. The use of the Bible has been fertile ground throughout Christian history for prophetic calls for radical change within society as a whole and the church in particular. The chapters in this volume examine aspects of this radical tradition, its doctrine, hermeneutics, pedagogy, and social action. They offer a sustained development of the theme of the Bible and its reception and appropriation in the context of radical practices, and an ... More

Keywords: Festschrift, Christopher Rowland, radical tradition, Bible, reception history, history, liberation, public theology, action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoë Bennett, editor
Director of Postgraduate Studies in Pastoral Theology, Cambridge Theological Federation and Anglia Ruskin University

David B. Gowler, editor
The Dr. Lovick Pierce and Bishop George F. Pierce Professor of Religion; Director, The Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement; Oxford College of Emory University and The Center for Ethics, Emory University

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Part I The Bible and Radicalism

Part II Reception History: The Appropriation of the Biblical Text in the Radical Tradition

Part III Radical Christian Voices Today

Christopher Rowland: A Biographical Note

Zoë Bennett, and David B. Gowler