Creatures of Possibility

The Theological Basis of Human Freedom

Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493405861

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A Prominent Theologian Explores What It Means to Be Human Preeminent scholar and theologian Ingolf Dalferth offers mature reflections on what it means to be human, a topic at the forefront of contemporary Christian thought. Dalferth argues that humans should be defined not as deficient beings--who must compensate for the weaknesses of their biological nature by means of technology, morals, media, religion, and culture--but as creatures of possibility. He understands human beings by reference to their capacity to live a truly humane life. Dalferth explores the sheer gratuitousness of God's agency in justifying and sanctifying the human person, defining humans not by what we do or achieve but by God's creative and saving action. In the gospel, we are set free to interact with the world and creation.

Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, Issue 2.2

Author: Daniel S. Diffey,Ryan A. Brandt,Justin McLendon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532641605

Category: Religion

Page: 274

View: 2915

The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS) is an academic journal focused on the fields of Bible and Theology from an inter-denominational point of view. The journal is comprised of an editorial board of scholars that represent several academic institutions throughout the world. JBTS is concerned with presenting high-level original scholarship in an approachable way. Academic journals are often written by scholars for other scholars. They are technical in nature, assuming a robust knowledge of the field. There are fewer journals that seek to introduce biblical and theological scholarship that is also accessible to students. JBTS seeks to provide high-level scholarship and research to both scholars and students, which results in original scholarship that is readable and accessible. As an inter-denominational journal JBTS is broadly evangelical. We accept contributions in all theological disciplines from any evangelical perspective. In particular, we encourage articles and book reviews within the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Theology, Church History, Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3319

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704026

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 845

In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

A Korean Theology of Human Nature

With Special Attention to the Works of Robert Cummings Neville and Tu Wei-Ming

Author: Jung-Sun Oh

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761829454

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 9151

This remarkable study articulates a Korean Confucian-Christian theory of human nature, encompassing the theory of justification, sanctification, and salvation by means of a reformed concept of filial piety. The book presents the theological anthropology of Robert C. Neville and the inclusive humanism of Tu Wei-ming as critical guides for the creation of a comparative, contemporary Korean theology.

Theology at the End of Culture

Paul Tillich's Theology of Culture and Art

Author: Russell Re Manning

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042915596

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 9452

This book is a reconsideration of Paul Tillich's (1886-1965) project of a theology of culture and art. Concentrating on Tillich's widely neglected pre-emigration writings (1910-1933), Re Manning reconstructs and defends Tillich's proposals for theology of culture as a philosophically sophisticated programme of theological engagement with culture and art. 'On the boundary' between the extremes of liberal Christian humanism and neo-orthodox isolationism, Tillich's project is shown to be a powerful continuation of the mediatory intentions of the 'Schleiermacher-Troeltsch line' of modern Protestant theology to overcome the 'intolerable gap' between religion and culture. Drawing heavily on Tillich's incorporation of Schelling's positive philosophy into the deep structure of this theology, Re Manning argues that Tillich's 'Idealistic/Romantic theology of mediation' provides a way through the entrenched oppositions of the 'divided mind' of twentieth century theology to a constructive theology of cultural engagement. Further, this book offers an assessment of the continued relevance of Tillich's project in the situation of contemporary philosophical theology. Beyond the dominant antithetical types of postmodern theology - Mark C. Taylor's a/theology and the 'radical orthodoxy' of John Milbank - Re Manning argues for the possibility of a 'Tillichian postmodern theology of culture' able to engage with the spiritual situation 'at the end of culture.'

Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter

An Edifying and Polemical Life

Author: David Lappano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198792433

Category:

Page: 288

View: 5473

Soren Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter provides a theoretical framework that brings the unity of Kierkegaard's "middle period" into relief. David Lappano analyses Kierkegaard's writings between 1846 and 1852 when the socially constructive dimension of his thought comes to prominence, involving two dialectical aspects of religiousness identified by Kierkegaard: they are the edifying and the polemical. How these come together and get worked out in the lives of individuals form the basis of what can be called a Kierkegaardian "social praxis." Lappano argues that the tension between the edifying and the polemical can be coherently maintained in a communicative life that is also characteristic of a militant faith. This militant faith and life is presented as a critical guard against absolutisms, fundamentalisms, and intellectual aloofness; but the "militant" individual is also utterly dependent, in need of edification and critique, and therefore chooses the risk of encountering others, seeking relationships out of a commitment to the development of people and communities in co-operation. Therefore, not only does this dialectic provide readers with an important theoretical framework for understanding Kierkegaard's 'middle period', it is also a valuable resource for a constructive analysis of active social living suitable for theology in the twenty-first century.

Schiffbruch mit Tiger

Roman

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010323

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 469

Schiffbruch mit Tiger? Diese Geschichte würden Sie nicht glauben? Kein Wunder. Fantastisch. Verwegen. Atemberaubend. Wahnsinnig komisch. Eine Geschichte, die Sie an Gott glauben lässt. Pi Patel, der Sohn eines indischen Zoobesitzers und praktizierender Hindu, Christ und Muslim erleidet mit einer Hyäne, einem Orang-Utan, einem verletzten Zebra und einem 450 Pfund schweren bengalischen Tiger namens Richard Parker Schiffbruch. Bald hat der Tiger alle erledigt - alle, außer Pi. Alleine treiben sie in einem Rettungsboot auf dem Ozean. Eine wundersame, abenteuerliche Odyssee beginnt. ››Martel schreibt wie ein leidenschaftlicher Paul Auster.‹‹ Times Literary Supplement ››Eine Reminiszenz an Italo Calvino.‹‹ Independent on Sunday

The Philosophical Theology of Austin Farrer

Author: Brian Hebblethwaite

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042919549

Category: Religion

Page: 123

View: 9404

Thirty years of reflection on the philosophical theology of Austin Farrer lie behind the nine chapters of this book, in which Farrer's seminal work on faith and reason, providence and evil, finite and infinite freedom, evolution and creation, and the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity is discussed and developed. Austin Farrer, Fellow and Chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford for twenty years, then Warden of Keble College till his death in 1968, is widely regarded as the most significant Anglican philosophical theologian of the twentieth century. His unparalleled combination of philosophical acuity, theological insight and spiritual profundity have earned him lasting admiration and influence wherever the mainstream Christian tradition is valued and thought worthy of further exploration and fresh interpretation. These studies are offered in the hope that a new generation of philosophical theologians will find inspiration and encouragement in Farrer's work.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3680

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

The Wisdom of the Liminal

Evolution and Other Animals in Human Becoming

Author: Celia Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802868673

Category: Religion

Page: 378

View: 2746

In this book Celia Deane-Drummond charts a new direction for theological anthropology in light of what is now known about the evolutionary trajectories of humans and other animals. She presents a case for human beings becoming fully themselves through their encounter with God, after the pattern of Christ, but also through their relationships with each other and with other animals. Drawing on classical sources, particularly the work of Thomas Aquinas, Deane-Drummond explores various facets of humans and other animals in terms of reason, freedom, language, and community. In probing and questioning how human distinctiveness has been defined using philosophical tools, she engages with a range of scientific disciplines, including evolutionary biology, biological anthropology, animal behavior, ethology, and cognitive psychology. The result is a novel, deeply nuanced interpretation of what it means to be distinctively human in the image of God.

Trinity, Freedom and Love

An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel

Author: Piotr Malysz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567128830

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7629

By critically engaging Eberhard Jüngel's doctrine of the Trinity, this volume makes a broader, constructive contribution to contemporary trinitarian thought.The argument centers on the question - posed by the inconsistencies uncovered in Jüngel's doctrine of God - of how one can assert both divine freedom and the inter-subjectivity of God's trinitarian self-determination. Can one maintain God's freedom in the interest of divine spontaneity and creativity, while remaining committed to inter-subjective vulnerability which the Cross entails as an event of divine love? Malysz suggests that a resolution to this problem lies in a logic of divine freedom, which, next to the trinitarian logic of love, constitutes a different and simultaneous mode of trinitarian relationality. To develop this logic, Malysz draws on Jüngel's understanding of human freedom as rooted in the "elemental interruption" of the self-securing subject. Malysz thus not only brings Jüngel's view of divine freedom into correspondence with the anthropological effects that Jüngel ascribes to it, but, above all, offers an imaginative, new way of closely integrating the doctrine of God and theological anthropology.

Der auferweckte Gekreuzigte

zur Grammatik der Christologie

Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161462962

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 3248

Über die Würde des Menschen

Lateinisch-Deutsch

Author: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola,August Buck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787323201

Category: Philosophy

Page: 91

View: 9636

In der Oratio de hominis dignitate (1486), nach Jacob Burckhardt "eines der edelsten Vermächtnisse der Renaissance", erklärt Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) die Freiheit zum konstitutiven Element der Wesenswürde des Menschen, da sie es ihm erlaubt, das zu sein, was er will. Als produktiver Denker kann der Mensch dem Höchsten nachstreben und bis in die unmittelbare Nähe Gottes aufsteigen. Textvorlage für die Übersetzung war die der kritischen Ausgabe von Florenz 1942 folgende Ausgabe von Garin 1968. Die hebräischen Zitate wurden berichtigt, die Anmerkungen der Ausgabe von Garin entnommen. Mit Einleitung, Auswahlbibliographie und Namenregister.

Gottes Recht als Menschenrecht

rechts- und literaturhistorische Studien zum Deuteronomium

Author: Eckart Otto

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447042765

Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 1416

Der Verfasser bundelt in dieser auch als Lehrbuch geeigneten Monographie die Ergebnisse seiner langjahrigen Arbeit an der Literaturgeschichte des Deuteronomiums im Horizont des Pentateuchs und an der Ethik sowie Rechtsgeschichte des Deuteronomiums auf dem Hintergrund der altorientalischen Kulturgeschichte. Die Deuteronomiumsforschung erhalt Impulse, die in den weltweiten politischen und ethischen Diskursen von Bedeutung sind.

Selbstlose Leidenschaften

christlicher Glaube und menschliche Passionen

Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: 9783161525285

Category: Religion

Page: 380

View: 5964

Uber die Affekte, Passionen, Emotionen, Gefuhle oder kurz: die Leidenschaften des Menschen nachzudenken, ist eine zentrale Aufgabe theologischer Anthropologie. Ohne Leidenschaften konnen Menschen nicht menschlich zusammen leben, aber ohne kulturelle Gestaltung konnen Leidenschaften zu unmenschlichem Verhalten fuhren und menschliches Zusammenleben behindern oder unmoglich machen. Deshalb ist beides wichtig: die Leidenschaften kulturell zu gestalten und die kulturelle Gestaltung der Leidenschaften kritisch zu kontrollieren. Wo Leidenschaften bedenkenlos selbstisch ausgelebt werden, wird das Leben ebenso beschadigt wie dort, wo man die Leidenschaften zu unterdrucken sucht. Gegenuber beiden Fehlformen entfaltet Ingolf U. Dalferth in diesem Buch die These: Nicht die Leidenschaften, sondern das Selbstische an ihnen ist zu korrigieren, und nicht das Selbstische, sondern die Leidenschaften sind zu kultivieren.

God and Nature

A Theologian and a Scientist Conversing on the Divine Promise of Possibility

Author: Curtis L. Thompson,Joyce M. Cuff

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441156089

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 2818

The current religion and science dialogue begs for greater clarity on the relation of God to nature.� In God and Nature two scholars who embrace contemporary insights from science and religion explore the complexities of this debate. As the narrative unfolds, classical and contemporary thinkers are engaged as discussion partners in articulating a philosophical theology of nature.� Conceptual pairs, in which two concepts play off of each other, provide the structure for each of the seven chapters, with usually the first concept being more scientific in character and the second more religious in tone.� These pairs of concepts-from chronology and creation to creativity and creator-help to thematize and structure the progressing narrative. Within each chapter the two concepts are first investigated independently, then interdependently, and finally in relation to the divine. At the story's completion nature has emerged as alive with possibility that is as alluring as the actuality it evokes. Envisioned is a divine Creator who works in and through the possibility of creation to lure it into fuller manifestations via creative transformation.

Unbroken Communion

The Place and Meaning of Suffering in the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx

Author: Kathleen Anne McManus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514034

Category: Religion

Page: 197

View: 2205

The reality of suffering is the greatest challenge to faith in the goodness of creation and the possibility of salvation. In Unbroken Communion, Kathleen Anne McManus, O.P., shows how the theology of Edward Schillebeeckx not only takes this into account, but dialectically turns suffering into hope.

The dramatic encounter of divine and human freedom in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

Author: Thomas G. Dalzell

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 8544

This book surveys the major theological writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar from the perspective of the relationship between finite and infinite freedom. The first part examines Balthasar's early treatment of the question in the context of the analogy of being. The second part concentrates on his more mature work, the Theological Dramatics, with its understanding of the relationship between finite and infinite freedom in terms of a 'dramatic encounter' in which, controversially, human freedom is thought to actively participate in an ever-greater exchange of love in God. But this book is more than a survey. Observing the persistence of the 'analogy of proportionality' within the Dramatics leads the author in the third part to a critique of Balthasar's thought. It is argued that the continuation of the earlier perspective explains Balthasar's emphasis on the freedom of the individual to the neglect of social structures and their transformation. While the 'historical' as such is not neglected, as some claim it is, the focus is on the history of the individual and his or her relationship with God. It is therefore contended that Balthasar's theology of the Trinity is more concerned with 'interpersonal' relationships than truly 'social' ones and that this is what inhibits a fruitful dialogue with social theologies.