Fortress Press

Blue Twilight: Nature, Creationism, and American Religion

Blue Twilight

Nature, Creationism, and American Religion

Langdon Gilkey (Author)


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Gilkey's latest work takes the measure of the current American religious and cultural crisis, assesses recent theological responses to it, and shows how these illumine our understanding of the ongoing creationism controversy. Throughout, Gilkey articulates a faith- stance responsive to the contemporary world of radical pluralism and moral uncertainity — without retreating to simplistic dogmatism.
Gilkey's vision of a "blue twilight" in which light fights with dark in religion and culture, stands as a stark reminder of what is at stake in the future of American religious life.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800632946
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date August 6, 2001

Table of Contents


    Part 1: Light and Darkness in American Religion
  1. The Theology of Nature
  2. Human Nature and Myth in an Age of Science
  3. The Creationist Controversy
  4. The Religious Right
  5. The Meaning and Relevance of Creation

    Part 2: Theology's Struggle with Modernity
  6. Reinhold Niebuhr
  7. An Introduction to Tillich
  8. Tillich and the Neoorthodox
  9. American Theology since Niebuhr and Tillich

    Part 3: Hopeful Illuminations
  10. Plurality and Its Theological Implications
  11. The Religious Situation at the Beginning of the New Millennium
  12. History and Theology
  13. Reflections and Mortality