An overview and analysis of John Webster's seminal contributions to Christian theology
At the time of his death, John Webster was widely hailed as one of the leading Christian theologians in the world. Over the course of three decades, he produced groundbreaking studies on the theologies of Eberhard J ngel and Karl Barth and, especially since the turn of the millennium, numerous books and essays on various themes in Christian dogmatics. He then intended to write an encyclopedic systematic theology--a project sadly never able to be completed.
No substitute is possible for that lost opus, but the contributors offer this volume as an homage to Webster and an aid to those who want to learn from him. A Companion to the Theology of John Webster
begins with an introductory section on Webster's theological development, then continues into an extensive overview of Webster's contributions to contemporary discussions of particular doctrines, and ends with an epilogue suggesting how Webster's theology might have unfolded had he lived longer and proposing ways his work might continue to influence the enterprise of Christian dogmatics. Readers hoping to understand the legacy of this great theologian, and also those eager for fresh insights into the present state and future trajectories of contemporary Protestantism, will find much to offer here. Contributors:
Michael Allen, Ivor J. Davidson, Christopher R. J. Holmes, Matthew Levering, Joseph L. Mangina, R. David Nelson, Paul T. Nimmo, Kenneth Oakes, Fred Sanders, Darren Sarisky, Katherine Sonderegger, Justin Stratis, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Martin Westerholm, and Tyler R. Wittman.