Remythologizing theology: divine action, passion, and authorship

The rise of modern science and the proclaimed 'death' of God in the nineteenth century led to a radical questioning of divine action and authorship - Bultmann's celebrated 'demythologizing'. Remythologizing Theology moves in another direction that begins by taking seriously...

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Main Author: Vanhoozer, Kevin J. 1957-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010.
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in Christian doctrine 18
Further subjects:B God (Christianity)
B Bultmann, Rudolf 1884-1976
B Demythologization
B Bultmann, Rudolf ; 1884-1976
B Bultmann, Rudolf
B Philosophical Theology
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521470124
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Summary:The rise of modern science and the proclaimed 'death' of God in the nineteenth century led to a radical questioning of divine action and authorship - Bultmann's celebrated 'demythologizing'. Remythologizing Theology moves in another direction that begins by taking seriously the biblical accounts of God's speaking. It establishes divine communicative action as the formal and material principle of theology, and suggests that interpersonal dialogue, rather than impersonal causality, is the keystone of God's relationship with the world. This original contribution to the theology of divine action and authorship develops a fresh vision of Christian theism. It also revisits several long-standing controversies such as the relations of God's sovereignty to human freedom, time to eternity, and suffering to love. Groundbreaking and thought-provoking, it brings theology into fruitful dialogue with philosophy, literary theory, and biblical studies.
Introduction : What is remythologizing? -- pt. I. "God" in scripture and theology. Biblical representation (Vorstellung) : divine communicative action and passion -- Theological conceptualization (Begriff) : varieties of theism and panentheism -- The new kenotic-perichoretic relational ontotheology : some "classical" concerns -- pt. II. Communicative theism and the triune God. God's being is in communicating -- God in three persons : the one who lights and lives in love -- pt. III. God and world : authorial action and interaction. Divine author and human hero in dialogical relation -- Divine communicative sovereignty and human freedom : the hero talks back -- Impassible passion? : suffering, emotions, and the crucified God -- Impassible compassion? : from divine pathos to divine patience -- Conclusion : Always remythologizing? : answering to the holy author in our midst
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ISBN:051167595X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511675959