God the Future of Man (#03 in Schillebeeckx Collected Works Series)
This is a new and revised translation of Schillebeeckx' 1968 classic. God, the Future of Man contains Schillebeeckx's systematic elaboration on a number of lectures given during a tour of the USA in 1967. By and large the focus is...
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This is a new and revised translation of Schillebeeckx' 1968 classic. God, the Future of Man contains Schillebeeckx's systematic elaboration on a number of lectures given during a tour of the USA in 1967. By and large the focus is religion and secularisation, viewed from various vantage points: secularisation and God-talk; secularisation and the church's liturgy; secularisation and the church's new self-understanding; and, finally, secularisation and the future of humankind on earth in light of the eschaton (church and social politics). These thought-provoking reflections are presented against the backdrop of Schillebeeckx's hermeneutic premises. In the concluding chapter his reflections on secularisation culminate in a God concept that can function fruitfully in a modern culture that assigns the future pride of place: God as the future of humankind. Written in a period pregnant with cultural revolution and religious change, the book foregrounds the pivotal issue of secularisation in a thought-provoking way. With feverish urgency he reflects on various forms of religiosity in the modern world. His contribution to the debate could just as well have been written today. Edward Schillebeeckx Collected Works bring together the most important and influential works of the Dutch Dominican and theologian Edward Schillebeeckx (1914-2009) in a reliable edition. All translations have been carefully checked or revised, some texts are presented in English for the first time. The page numbers of earlier editions are included. Each volume carries a foreword by an internationally renowned Schillebeeckx expert. This edition makes Schillebeeckx available for a new generation of scholars and students.
Edward Schillebeeckx (1914-) is a prominent Catholic theologian, remarkable for having survived three inquiries into his possible heresy by the Vatican. He explores traditional Catholic concepts in the light of twentieth century understanding and is committed to working out a satisfactory statement of the relationship between the Church and the world.
- 1. Towards A Catholic Use Of Hermeneutics; 2. Secularization And Christian Belief In God; 3. Secular Worship And Church Liturgy; 4. The Church As The Sacrament Of Dialogue; 5. Church, Magisterium And Politics; 6. The New Image Of God, Secularization And Man's Future On Earth.