Theologically Engaged Anthropology


J. Derrick Lemons, ed., Theologically Engaged Anthropology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)


Lemons, J. Derrick, editor. Theologically Engaged Anthropology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

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Discussions of Thomas F. Torrance on pp. 22 (J. Derrick Lemons) and 128 (Alister McGrath).


After years of discussion within the field of anthropology concerning how to properly engage with theology, a growing number of anthropologists now want to engage with theology as a counterpart in ethnographic dialogue. Theologically Engaged Anthropology focuses on the theological history of anthropology, illuminating deeply held theological assumptions that humans make about the nature of reality, and illustrating how these theological assumptions manifest themselves in society. This volume brings together leading anthropologists and theologians to consider what theology can contribute to cultural anthropology and ethnography. It provides anthropologists and theologians with a rationale and framework for using theology in anthropological research.