Convinced, Concise, and Christian: The Thought of Huw Parri by Alan P.F. Sell

By Alan P.F. Sell

this can be the 1st accomplished learn of the idea of the Welsh theologian-philosopher Huw Parri Owen (1926-1996). Indebted to the background of Christian proposal, and never bewitched through Barth, afflicted via Flew, or bewildered by way of Bultmann, Owen introduced substantial biblical, philosophical, and theological acumen to the articulation of an affordable, experientially grounded religion. A sharp-minded Christian thinker--a variety of whose discussions of philosophico-theological issues stay pertinent to present scholarly debate--is the following rescued from unjustified neglect.

"Some theologians trumpet their arguments; others, with less fanfare, easily get on with the dogmatic job. Huw Parri Owen was once of the latter breed. His paintings keeps to pay off cautious learn as a version of transparent, reasoned, cautious theology educated by way of the Christian culture and the biblical witness. So it's a pride to commend this research of Owen's concept by means of Professor Alan promote. It bargains a good, balanced, but serious account of a few of the valuable topics in Owen's paintings, with an eye fixed to the interlocutors and pursuits to which Owen addressed himself. i am hoping it is going to commend Owen to a brand new iteration of readers as a twentieth-century theologian valuable of great highbrow engagement."
-Oliver D. Crisp
Professor of Systematic Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary

"Sell right here retrieves the idea of an under-known, undervalued Welsh theologian-philosopher who made a few major contributions towards 'a average, experientially grounded Christian faith.' Sell's therapy is, as ever, evenhanded. He acknowledges Owen's wish to be 'reasonable' with out being a rationalist in religion whereas additionally insisting at the leading fact of expertise, which tempers all else in his total theology. Owen's idea is instructive; and this high-quality paintings makes it obtainable to a brand new generation."
-Donald ok. McKim
Executive Editor for Theology and Reference
Westminster John Knox Press

Alan P. F. promote, a philosopher-theologian and ecumenist, is hired in learn, writing, and lecturing within the uk and in a foreign country. He has held educational positions in England, Canada, and Wales, and ecclesiastical posts in England and Geneva. he's the writer or editor of over thirty books, together with Confessing and Commending the religion (Wipf & inventory, 2006) and Hinterland Theology (Wipf & inventory, 2008).

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