The Possibilities of Theology: Studies in the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel


Overview

A tribute to Eberhard Jüngel, one of the world’s foremost Christian thinkers, and an interpretation and evaluation of his work. These essays are by leading British and North American theologians. The contributors’ own creative work has been influenced by their engagement with Jüngel’s thought in constructive contemporary theology.

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Key Features

  • Examines and interprets the work and life of Eberhard Jüngel
  • Compiles perspectives from a variety of leading theologians

Contents

  • “Introduction” by John Webster
  • “The Being and Attributes of God. Eberhard Jüngel’s Dispute with the Classical Philosophical Tradition” by Colin Gunton
  • “Hosting a Dialogue: Jüngel and Lévinas on God, Self and Language” by David F. Ford
  • “On Jüngel’s Four-Fold Appropriation of Friedrich Nietzsche” by G.O. Mazur
  • “The Problem of the Starting-Point of Theological Thinking” by Werner Jeanrond
  • “Church and Sacrament(s)” by Geoffrey Wainwright
  • “Justification, Analogy and Action. Passivity and Activity in Jüngel’s Anthropology” by John Webster
  • “Jüngel on Barth” by John Thompson
  • “The Love of God and the Future of Theology: A Personal Engagement with Jüngel’s Work” by George Newlands
  • “Eberhard Jüngel: A Bibliography” by Arnold Neufeldt-Fast

Product Details

  • Title: The Possibilities of Theology: Studies in the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel in his Sixtieth Year
  • Editor: John Webster
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Theology

About John Webster

John Webster (1955–2016) was a distinguished British theologian who was strongly influenced by Karl Barth and a member of the Anglican Communion. He began his career as chaplain and tutor St. John’s College, Durham University and the became Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, following Rowan Williams. During his time at Oxford he also served as canon of Christ Church. In 2003, he became the chair of systematic theology at King’s College, University of Aberdeen.

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