Innovation Within Tradition


Innovation within Tradition is an exploration of the meaning and implications of Joseph Ratzingers biblical interpretation of the women of salvation history. Mary Frances McKenna argues that Ratzingers work, through his development and refinement of the churchs tradition, brings the important role and significance of the female characters of Scripture to the fore by placing them at the heart of Christian faith.

Explicating the pope emerituss concept of a female line in the Bible, which has a profound impact on the meaning and interpretation of the women of salvation history, the volume shows that this concept illustrates the practical value and creative nature of his approach to theology and biblical interpretation. Pivotal to the argument are questions around the findings on the notion of person, feminist theology, salvation history, and Mary, as well as the use of history in theology and biblical interpretation and the potential for the continuing development and deepening of the churchs comprehension of the meaning of revelation.

The book advances a constructive approach, in coordination with these questions, for a Trinitarian theology of society, addresses old theological issues anew, and provides a starting point for an interdenominational understanding of Mary.


SKU (ISBN): 9781506400204
Mary McKenna
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: 2015
Emerging Scholars
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers – 1517 Media

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