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Plurality and Ambiguity: Hermeneutics, Religion, Hope.

David Tracy .

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ISBN 10: 0060684291 / ISBN 13: 9780060684297
Published by Harper & Row: HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco, CA, 1989
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First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 148pp. Trade Paperback. David Tracy is an American Roman Catholic theologian. Tracy has spent the majority of his career teaching at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. On December 18, 1963, he was ordained a priest in Rome and served in the diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Tracy's first academic teaching appointment was a lectureship at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he began in 1967. In 1968, Tracy joined with Bernard McGinn and twenty other professors at CUA in rejecting Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. He and the others were tried by CUA's faculty senate and summarily fired. They sued the university, were represented by ACLU lawyers, and ultimately won their case. In the midst of this trial, Jerald Brauer, then Dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, convinced Tracy (as well as McGinn) to come to the University of Chicago. In 1985, Tracy was named a Distinguished Service Professor there, and in 1987, a Distinguished Service Professor of Roman Catholic Studies. Tracy also held the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professorship in Roman Catholic Studies, which was established in 1984 by sociologist and novelist Andrew Greeley. He also served on Chicago's Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and the Committee on Social Thought. Tracy remained at the Divinity School until his retirement in late 2006. Tracy served as President of the Catholic Theological Society of America from 1976-1977. In 1980, that organization awarded him the John Courtney Murray Award, the highest award of the society. In 1982, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999-2000, Tracy gave the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh. The title of his lectures was This Side of God. The Gifford Lectures are widely considered to be the highest honor for those working in theology and religious studies.While this book isn't long it is very dense. I read it slowly to absorb the huge amount of information on each page. It is a challenge worth taking, though. This book is quoted by many theologians in their books and teachings. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Bookseller Inventory # 43750

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Title: Plurality and Ambiguity: Hermeneutics, ...

Publisher: Harper & Row: HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco, CA

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Edition: 1st Edition

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David Tracy is Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, professor of theology in the Divinity School, and professor in the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and the Committee on Social Thought. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of many books, including Blessed Rage for Order and The Analogical Imagination.

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