God and History

Etukansi
Emeth Press, 2005 - 344 sivua
This book argues for an integrative dialectic of faith and history. It is a fresh examination of the problem of faith and history. Instead of being a mere liability, it is argued here that the strength of the Christian faith is its historicity. Although modern thought was not always friendly to Christian faith because of its deeply embedded dualism, it raised the critical intellectual issues that Christian theology needed to address. Advancing a more critical understanding of the nature of history than modern thought was generally able to achieve because of its dualistic thinking, this work argues for an integrative dialectic of historical probability and the certainty of faith. "This book gives a comprehensive and fascinating account of the development of the idea of history in correspondence to changing conceptions of the divine reality, from its origin in Ancient Israel and in Greece all the way to the contemporary discussion. It focuses on the rise of critical historical investigation in modern times and on the struggle of modern theology to come to terms with it. It is an important contribution to this discussion. The split between fact and meaning is persuasively identified as a main obstacle and it is shown to be overcome in the reconstruction of history in the light of the eschatological future. Also very helpful is the final chapter on time (space-time) and eternity with its emphasis on Boethius and with its critical remarks on nontrinitarian theistic notions of a personal God." --Wolfhart Pannenberg, University of Munich
 

Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu

Yhtään arvostelua ei löytynyt.

Sisältö

The Emergence of Historical Consciousness and Critical Thinking
3
Overcoming
15
Stoicism and NeoPlatonismthe Fusion of Subject and Object
21
Athens or Jerusalem? The Academy or the Church?
31
The Invention of Scientific History
43
Modern Philosophy and the Rise of Critical History
51
Cartesian Historiography
57
The Logic of Historical Probability Individuality and Relativity
71
Truth as the SelfDisclosure of Being
151
Modern Theology and the Rise of Critical History
171
The Historical Jesus and the Historic Biblical Christ
179
The Word of God and History
191
The Divorce of Historie and Geschichte
205
Pure Word and Mere Fact
219
History and Eschatology The Dialectical Synthesis
231
SpaceTime and Eternity
259

The Comprehensive Dualism of Modernism
93
Absolute Knowledge and World History
103
Kierkegaards Dualistic Philosophy and the Schizoid Position
125

Yleiset termit ja lausekkeet

Kirjaluettelon tiedot