"The Workgroup on Constructive Theology was founded over forty years ago. It has produced several books and gone through about three generations of members. The current book is a product of its present membership. It offers an unconventional introduction to theology by focusing on epistemology (knowing), traditions (remembering and belonging), and world-making (acting and becoming). It does so by engaging various aspects of contemporary culture (including pop culture) and current religious practices. It emphasizes diversity, justice, prophetic witness, embodiment, connection, and construction (including a concept of God). A truly collaborative project, this book helps set the context for rethinking Christian doctrine today."
—Peter C. Hodgson, Charles G. Finney Professor Emeritus of Theology, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
"An impressive accomplishment: a truly readable introduction to 'constructive theology' by twenty-eight authors who, with admirable modesty, work collaboratively. Its title, Awake to the Moment, captures the freshness and clarity of this clarion call for responsible, caring theology in our perilous time of climate change and financial inequality."
—Sallie McFague, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor Emerita of Theology, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and Distinguished Theologian in Residence, Vancouver School of Theology