Consists of 12 reprints from various religious journals each with a brief introduction and citation of original journal publication.
"As we enter the last third of the twentieth century, it becomes clear that a new theological climate is upon us. .... During these years of change and experiment, 'New Theology' was born to serve as an annual chronicle of such experiment". -- Intro., p. 9.
Contents: Beyond the Secular: Chastened Religion [Introduction] / M.E.M. and D.G.P. -- Crisis and Renewal in History of Religions / Mircea Eliade -- Symbol, Myth, and the Biblical Revelation / Avery Dulles -- On the Meaning of "God": Transcendence Without Mythology / Gordon D. Kaufman -- Talk about Religious Talk / Jerry H. Gill -- Language and Understanding / Heinrich Ott -- Theology and the Uses of History / Justus George Lawler -- The Dilemma of Identity for the Emancipated Jew / Manfred H. Vogel -- The Issue of Transcendence in the New Theology, the New Morality, and the New Forms / Gabriel Fackre -- Veni, Creator Spiritus: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit / Albert C. Outler -- Problems of a Protestant Spirituality / John Kent --Toward a Theology for the New Social Gospel / Max L. Stackhouse -- The Death of God and the Future of Theology / Harvey Cox.