Reading List for the Hermeneutical Shift

Benhabib, Seyla, and Fred R. Dallmayr. The Communicative Ethics Controversy Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

Best, Steven, and Douglas Kellner. The Postmodern Turn. Critical Perspectives. New York: Guilford Press, 1997.

Brown, Delwin, Sheila Greeve Davaney, Kathryn Tanner, and American Academy of Religion. Converging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism. The American Academy of Religion Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Browning, Don S. A Fundamental Practical Theology: Descriptive and Strategic Proposals. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. London: Sheed & Ward, 1975.

Grenz, Stanley J., and John R. Franke. Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

Grondin, Jean. Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics. Yale Studies in Hermeneutics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Habermas, Jürgen. “Introduction,” “The Entry into Postmodernity: Nietzche as a Turning Point,” “Enlightenment: Max Horkeimer and Theodor Adorno,” “The Critique of Reason as an Unmasking of the Human Sciences: Michel Foucault,” “An Alternative Way out of the Philosophy of the Subject: Communicative versus Subject-Centered Reason.” The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

Hoffman, Paul E. Faith Forming Faith: Bringing New Christians to Baptism and Beyond. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012.

Hunsberger, George R., and Craig Van Gelder. The Church between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1996.

Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

Newbigin, Lesslie. Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1986.

Newbigin. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans; WCC Publications 1989.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. 1st Harper torchbook ed. Harper Torchbooks. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.

Sanneh, Lamin O. Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. 2nd ed. American Society of Missiology Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

Simpson, Gary M. Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

Tanner, Kathryn. Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology. Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.

Tracy, David. Plurality and Ambiguity: Hermeneutics, Religion, Hope. 1st ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Van Gelder, Craig. “Method in Light of Scriptures and in Relation to Hermeneutics.” Journal of Religious Leadership 3, no. 1-2 (2004): 43-73.

Van Gelder, Craig. “The Hermeneutics of Leading in Mission.” Journal of Religious Leadership 3, no. 1-2 (2004): 139-171.

Volf, Miroslav, and Dorothy C. Bass. Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002.

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