Tradition and Truth: The Challenge of England’s Radical Theologians 1962-1989 - David L. [Lawrence] EdwardsHodder & Stoughton, 1989, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
From the cover: “Is Christianity’s uniqueness among the religions a myth? Is the incarnation of God a myth? Is God himself a myth? What does ‘myth’ mean? These have been among the questions asked by radical theologians in England since the early 1960s, often arousing widespread discussion.
David Edwards, who is now Provost of Southwark Cathedral, has been closely associated with this controversial movement of thought — as its main publisher while he was Editor of the SCM Press and as an independent interpreter and critic. At the end of the 1980s he feels that the time has come to look back and assess. Reprinting some of his reviews but mostly offering fresh reflections, he analyses the origins in Cambridge, the contrasting developments of John Robinson and Don Cupitt, the rejection of traditional doctrines by scholars of the stature of Maurice Wiles and Geoffrey Lampe, the challenges to the authority of the gospels voiced by John Bowden and Dennis Nineham, the new teaching of John Hick and others about Christianity’s equality with other faiths, and the new perceptions of what is now orthodoxy. At the end he prints responses by those criticised, in the hope of deepening thought and dialogue.”