Recognition and Religion. A Historical and Systematic Study.
Oxford University Press, 2016. 282p. Hardback. an exercise in analysis, discrimination and interpretation is called for and this is what Professor Risto Saarinen has provided in a very useful study, which has particular relevance to ecumenical theology and dialogue. He draws on recent work in the social sciences, the etymology of words for recognition in several languages, the history of the idea in philosophy and theology and on ecclesiological texts to provide a survey and analysis of both language use and theological thinking in this area. To take the language of recognition more seriously, with the help of this book, will guide our theology into a more personalist and relational mode. Paul Avis, Ecclesiology |a 27/09/2019 (Publisher's information).