A fantastic issue birthday issue of Modern Theology, looking back over the last 25 years and looking forward. This is full of excellent articles on retrospect and prospect theology. Especially worth reading are the articles by Hauerwas and the challenge to write more articles, which don't require a PhD on the subject to read them! and David Ford's reflections on the journal in the context of The Modern Theologians which he has edited three editions of (1989, 1997, 2005) and what he believes are the areas that especially require theological reflection in the future. Ford ends by looking foward to 10 forthcoming books, including Janet Soskice on Naming God; Sarah Coakley's first volume (of four) of systematic theology; Hauerwas' theological memoir Hannah's Child.
'Modern Theology at Twenty-Five: an achievement, a retrospective, and a renewed vision' - Jim Fodor, William Cavanaugh
'Retrospect/Prospect': Notes on Modern Theology after Twenty-Five Years - Kenneth Surin (editor 1984-91)
'The Remarkable Success of a Misnamed Journal: Reflections on Twenty-Five of Modern Theology' - L. Gregory Jones (co-editor 1992-2000)
'Ruminations on Modern Theology' - James J. Buckley (co-editor 1996-2001)
'The New Divide: Romantic versus Classical Orthodoxy' - John Milbank
'Shifts in Theology over the last Quarter of a Century' - Kathryn Tanner
'Reflections on where have come from' - Nicholas Lash
'Modern Theology and the South African Context: 1984-2010' - John W. de Gruchy
'Where is the Wise Theological Creativity to be Found? Thoughts on 25 years of Modern Theology and the Twenty-First Century Prospect' - David F. Ford
'Theophany and Indication: Reconciling Augustinian and Palamite Aesthetics' - John Panteleimon Manoussakis
'The Holy Spirit in the Cappadocians: Past and Present' - Christopher A. Beeley
'The Son more Visible: immaterialism and the Incarnation' - Marc A. Hight, Joshua Bohannon
Reviews include Rowan William's Wrestling with Angels: Conversations in Modern Theology; John Milbank's The Legend of Death: Two Poetic Sequences; Jeremy Begbie's Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music; Stanley Hauerwas' commentary on Matthew; and Tom Beaudion's Witness to Dispossession: The Vocation of a Post-Modern Theology.