What is the connection between Christian doctrine and concrete social action? This question marks the often unarticulated divide between systematic theology and liberation theology, each often emphasizing one primarily or formally over the other. Examining the work of Karl Barth, T. F. Torrance, and Jon Sobri, here Nathan Hieb contests this bifurcation, specifically around the dal points of the crucifixion, or the doctrine of atonement, and the context of suffering. This book is an invative study that bridges the boundaries of method, doctrine, and praxis, creating a strong theological and action-oriented relationship between systematic and liberation theology.
Nathan D. Hieb earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of several articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals, such as Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Koinonia. The current volume is based on a dissertation completed at Princetom Theological Seminary under the direction of George Hunsinger.