Dr. Barry L.
Callen is a seasoned scholar of the Wesleyan/ Holiness tradition who
draws from this and other Christian traditions to frame an unusually
well-informed account of the meaning and significance of the Christian
faith. He stages eleven frank conversations among twenty-four of the
great Christian thinkers of our time, bringing to the discussion table
a wide range of theological voices, options, disciplines, genders, and
cultures. Together they probe the central aspects of Christian belief.
Intended for both the seasoned scholar and beginning theological
student, Callen writes with clarity and a sense of imagination that is
a new and marvelous way of doing theology seriously and yet
new to the field of theology is invited to “listen” to these
conversations and then pursue the issues raised in a formal classroom
or personal quest-group setting. Excellent support resources are
provided. This second edition of the book features three new voices,
Thomas Oden, James Cone, and Roger Olson. They bring fresh ecumenical,
consensual, evangelical, and racial perspectives, as well as new
emphasis on the significant African roots of Christian theology.
About the Author:
Barry L. Callen is Dean and
Professor of Christian Studies Emeritus of Anderson University,
founding editor of Anderson University Press and Aldersgate Press,
longtime editor of the Wesleyan Theological Journal, and
corporate secretary of Horizon International (ministry to AIDS
orphans in Africa). He has authored dozens of books, including
Authentic Spirituality, Catch Your Breath!, Discerning the Divine,
Approaching Theology, and God As Loving Grace.