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These essays in constructive Christian dogmatics treat a cluster of themes: the nature of Holy Scripture and its interpretations; the place of Jesus in modern intellectual culture, and in theological depiction of the nature of the church; and the inseparability of theological and moral reflection. An important series of essays from one of the world's leading contemporary theologians.

notion and use of the canon to be caught up in these kinds of dynamics. But the cost is high. Nearly always, such appeals make little use of language about the freedom of God, and tend to take their energy from the fatally attractive mythology of a closed social and intellectual order. But, more than that, they turn the canon into an inviolable possession, even a weapon. The ‘canon syndrome’87 all too quickly lifts the church’s life out of temporality and becomes a means of giving material form to
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