LIVING THEODRAMA: REIMAGINING THEOLOGICAL ETHICS
Living Theodrama is a fresh, creative introduction to theological ethics. Offering an imaginative approach through dialogue with theatrical theory and practice, this book demonstrates a new way to integrate actor-oriented and action-oriented approaches to Christian ethics within a comprehensive theodramatic model. This model affirms that life is a drama performed in the company of God and others, providing rich metaphors for relating theology to everyday formation and performance in this drama.
THEATRICAL THEOLOGY: EXPLORATIONS IN PERFORMING THE FAITH
Theology is inherently theatrical, rooted in God's performance on the world stage and oriented toward faith seeking performative understanding in the theatre of everyday life. Following Hans Urs von Balthasar's magisterial, five-volume Theo-Drama, a growing number of theologians and pastors have been engaging more widely with theatre and drama, producing what has been recognized as a "theatrical turn" in theology. This volume includes thirteen essays from theologians and pastors who have contributed in distinct ways to this theatrical turn and who desire to deepen interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and theatre. The result is an unprecedented collection of essays that embodies and advances theatrical theology for the purpose of enriching theological reflection and edifying the church.
POCKET DICTIONARY OF THE REFORMED TRADITION
Beginning to study Reformed theology is like stepping into a family conversation that has been going on for five hundred years. How do you find your bearings and figure out how to take part in this conversation without embarrassing yourself? The Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition takes on this rich, boisterous and varied tradition in its broad contours, filling you in on its common affirmations as well as its family tensions. The Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition is ready to assist you over the rough parts of readings, lectures, conversations and blogs. It will also be a companionable and concise introduction to one of the great Christian traditions.
“Preface,” in Bruce D. Long, The Problem with the Dot: A Holistic Approach to Christians’ Care and Cultivation of Global Culture through the Theatrical Ecosystem (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2021).
“Afterword,” with Ben Wayman, in Samuel Wells, Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, 2nd edition (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018).
“Karl Barth: Church Dogmatics,” in Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition, edited by Kelly Kapic and Hans Madeume (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017).
“José Miguez Bonino: Doing Theology in a Revolutionary Situation,” in Ibid.
“James Cone: Black Theology and Black Power,” in Ibid.
“Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion,” in Ibid.
“Charles Hodge: Systematic Theology,” in Ibid.
“Soren Kierkegaard: Practice in Christianity,” in Ibid.
“Kosuke Koyama: Water Buffalo Theology,” in Ibid.
“George Lindbeck: The Nature of Doctrine,” in Ibid.
“Sallie McFague: Models of God,” in Ibid.
“Walter Rauschenbusch: Christianity and the Social Crisis,” in Ibid.
“Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Christian Faith,” in Ibid.
“Paul Tillich: Dynamics of Faith,” in Ibid.
“The Drama of New Creation,” SEEN 14.1 (2015).
“Church Beyond the Fourth Wall: Incorporating the Audience as Guest in Interactive and Ecclesial Theatre,” Cultural Encounters 8.1 (2012): 7-22.
Kelly M. Kapic and Wesley Vander Lugt, "The Ascension of Jesus and the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Patristic Perspective: A Theological Reading," The Evangelical Quarterly 79.1 (Jan-Mar. 2007): 23-34.