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Faith and Objectivity

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Beschreibung

In the last decade, too many American theologians have been preoc cupied with charting and interpreting in a superficial manner the move ments of the newest stars in the Continental theological firmament. This preoccupation contributed much, unfortunately, to that faddism that was so characteristic of American theology in the Sixties, the period imme diately following the passing of a generation of theological giants like Barth, Bultmann, Tillich, Gogarten, and the Niebuhrs. There has seldom been a period in which so many promissory notes were issued so care lessly onto the intellectual market, notes that were not, and perhaps could not, have been redeemed. Given this temper of the times, it is difficult to account for the almost total neglect of the work of Professor Fritz Burl of Basel, whose "theolo gy of existence" is one of the most interesting and impressive contempo rary attempts to interpret the myths and symbols of the Christian faith in terms of an existentialist philosophy. Even if one were to apply that most superficial, though for many apparently decisive, criterion of "radicality," one might have expected his work to attract some sustained attention be cause Buri has consistently posed a radical solution to most of the hotly debated issues of the times: the problem of demythologization, the mean ing of theological language, the problems raised by historical criticism, and the meaning of the historical Jesus for faith, to mention a few.

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In the last decade, too many American theologians have been preoc­ cupied with charting and interpreting in a superficial manner the move­ ments of the newest stars in the Continental theological firmament. This preoccupation contributed much, unfortunately, to that faddism that was so characteristic of American theology in the Sixties, the period imme­ diately following the passing of a generation of theological giants like Barth, Bultmann, Tillich, Gogarten, and the Niebuhrs. There has seldom been a period in which so many promissory notes were issued so care­ lessly onto the intellectual market, notes that were not, and perhaps could not, have been redeemed. Given this temper of the times, it is difficult to account for the almost total neglect of the work of Professor Fritz Burl of Basel, whose "theolo­ gy of existence" is one of the most interesting and impressive contempo­ rary attempts to interpret the myths and symbols of the Christian faith in terms of an existentialist philosophy. Even if one were to apply that most superficial, though for many apparently decisive, criterion of "radicality," one might have expected his work to attract some sustained attention be­ cause Buri has consistently posed a radical solution to most of the hotly debated issues of the times: the problem of demythologization, the mean­ ing of theological language, the problems raised by historical criticism, and the meaning of the historical Jesus for faith, to mention a few.



Inhalt

I. The Problem of Objectivity in the Genesis of Buri's Theology.- A. Consistent Eschatology and Philosophy of Religion: Buri's Early Position.- B. Objectivity and Self-Understanding: The Transition to Buri's Mature Position.- I The Problem of Objectivity in the Foundations of a Theological Hermeneutic.- II. The Theological Problem of Objectivity and Non-Objectivity.- A. Objectivity and Non-Objectivity in the Contemporary Discussion.- B. Knowledge and the Meanings of Objectivity.- 1. The Conditions of Objectivity in General.- 2. The Conditions of Scientific Objectivity.- C. The Problem of Objectivity and Theological Language.- D. The Limits of Objectivity.- 1. The Transparency of the Subject-Object Structure.- 2. The Limits of Scientific Objectivity.- E. Bun's Clarification of the Problem of Objectivity.- III. The Non-Objectivity of Faith and Revelation.- A. The Self-Reference of Theological Language in Schleiermacher's Concept of Self-Consciousness.- B. The Self-Reference of Theological Language in Buri's Concept of Self-Understanding.- 1. Faith as a General Human Possibility.- 2. Human Existence as Grace: Buri's Systematic Principle.- 3. Faith and the Christian Self-Understanding.- C. The Historicity of Revelation in Buri's Theology.- 1. Revelation for Knowledge.- 2. Historicity and Revelation for Faith.- IV. Symbol, Myth, and the Dialectic of Objectivity and Nonobjectivity.- A. The Theory of Symbols.- B. Demythologizing, Existentialist Interpretation, and the Self-Understanding of Myth.- 1. Buri's Concept of Myth.- 2. The Reappropriation of Myth in Self-Understanding.- C. Myth and Symbol.- D. The Hermeneutical Significance of the Systematic Principle.- II The Problem of Objectivity in the Implementation of the Hermeneutical Principles.- V. Historicity and the Systematic Principle in the Interpretation of Doctrines.- A. Anthropology and Christology in the Dogmatic System.- B. The Imago Dei and the Historicity of the Christian Self-Understanding.- C. The Person of Christ and the Christian Self-Understanding.- 1. The Divinity of Christ in the Christian Self-Understanding.- 2. The Humanity of Christ in the Christian Self-Understanding.- D. The Failure of Historicity.- E. The Systematic Principle, Historicity, and the Dilemma of Objectivity.- VI. Existentialist Interpretation and Objective Description.- A. Objective Possibility and Existential Actuality.- 1. Two Types of Limits of Knowledge.- 2. Existentialist Theology and Qualifying the Limits on Objectification.- 3. Theology and Proclamation.- B. The Objective Status of Buri's Systematic Principle.- C. Objective Description of Existential Modes of Being.- 1. The Personhood of God in the Self-Understanding of Faith.- 2. Self and World in the Self-Understanding of Faith.- VII. Radical Theology and the Problem of Objectivity.- A. The Significance of Existentialist Interpretation for a Radical Theology.- B. Ontology and the Subject-Object Structure.- C. Existential Language in its Larger Linguistic Context.

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Titel: Faith and Objectivity
Untertitel: Fritz Buri and the Hermeneutical Foundations of a Radical Theology
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EAN: 9789024712014
ISBN: 978-90-247-1201-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 295
Gewicht: 520g
Größe: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Jahr: 1972
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1972
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