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Revelation and Story

Gerhard SauterJohn Barton
Revelation and Story

Revelation and Story

Gerhard SauterJohn Barton

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From the work of Hegel and Schelling to the dialectical theology of Barth, Bultmann and Gogarten, Revelation has developed a long, rich tradition of diverse thought, as well as many misunderstandings. Meaning, first and foremost, God's encounter with those to whom God wishes to communicate God's own self, Revelation seeks to be recounted and communicated to others. As a theological expression, Revelation aims to direct oour attention to the modes and areas in which we have a basis for expecting encounter with God - through stories, nature, the world as creation. From a rediscovered emphasis on story, narrative theology has emerged - a concept the English-speaking world has welcomed for its neutrality between history and imaginative fiction and stress on narrative rather than doctrinal dimension of biblical text.;This volume brings into relationship a concern with theology of revelation and an interest in the theology of story or narrative theology. Mediating between German systematic theology's concern for revelation and the current Anglo-Saxon interest in narrative theology and centrality of story, the book illuminates both traditions. Exploring revelation and story from both theological and philosophical perspectives, the book connects these concepts with questions of the authority of religious and literary texts, particularly the Bible. Believing that God's revelation precedes and forestalls all human perception of God, all speech about God, and every attempt to experience anything about God or know Him, scholars from both Anglo-Saxon and German traditions are brought together to present a diverse range of conceptions relating to how God's revelation occurs, resulting in a new theory of the relation of revelation and story which transcends the traditional cultural divide.;The book is intended as a contribution to systematic theology, hermeneutics and the study of the authority of Scripture, as well as presenting insights into important overlaps between British and German theology.

- Publisher In Revelation and Story academic theologians examine the meaning of revelation and discuss a number of ways of narrating God's actions in all their variety and unfathomableness.

- Publisher Revelation, in the sense of hearing the word of God, is the main theme of this group of essays by a joint team of scholars of religion in Germany and England (the book was also published in German). The topics considered include; the proper use of Scripture in hearing the Word of God, with attention to possibility, ethics, and conflict; the proper use of Scripture to make ethical decisions; the conflict which can arise among readers who share a proper grounding of belief and practice in Scripture and the hermeneutics as the place of this conflict; the apprehension of biblical text as a Gestalt for God's revelation; and allegory and analogy in the Bible. c. Book News Inc.

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About "Revelation and Story"

From the work of Hegel and Schelling to the dialectical theology of Barth, Bultmann and Gogarten, Revelation has developed a long, rich tradition of diverse thought, as well as many misunderstandings. Meaning, first and foremost, God's encounter with those to whom God wishes to communicate God's own self, Revelation seeks to be recounted and communicated to others. As a theological expression, Revelation aims to direct oour attention to the modes and areas in which we have a basis for expecting encounter with God - through stories, nature, the world as creation. From a rediscovered emphasis on story, narrative theology has emerged - a concept the English-speaking world has welcomed for its neutrality between history and imaginative fiction and stress on narrative rather than doctrinal dimension of biblical text.;This volume brings into relationship a concern with theology of revelation and an interest in the theology of story or narrative theology. Mediating between German systematic theology's concern for revelation and the current Anglo-Saxon interest in narrative theology and centrality of story, the book illuminates both traditions. Exploring revelation and story from both theological and philosophical perspectives, the book connects these concepts with questions of the authority of religious and literary texts, particularly the Bible. Believing that God's revelation precedes and forestalls all human perception of God, all speech about God, and every attempt to experience anything about God or know Him, scholars from both Anglo-Saxon and German traditions are brought together to present a diverse range of conceptions relating to how God's revelation occurs, resulting in a new theory of the relation of revelation and story which transcends the traditional cultural divide.;The book is intended as a contribution to systematic theology, hermeneutics and the study of the authority of Scripture, as well as presenting insights into important overlaps between British and German theology.
- Publisher

In Revelation and Story academic theologians examine the meaning of revelation and discuss a number of ways of narrating God's actions in all their variety and unfathomableness.
- Publisher

Revelation, in the sense of hearing the word of God, is the main theme of this group of essays by a joint team of scholars of religion in Germany and England (the book was also published in German). The topics considered include; the proper use of Scripture in hearing the Word of God, with attention to possibility, ethics, and conflict; the proper use of Scripture to make ethical decisions; the conflict which can arise among readers who share a proper grounding of belief and practice in Scripture and the hermeneutics as the place of this conflict; the apprehension of biblical text as a Gestalt for God's revelation; and allegory and analogy in the Bible. c. Book News Inc.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Gerhard Sauter

Gerhard Sauter is professor of systematic and ecumenical theology and Emeritus Director of the Ecumenical Institute at the University of Bonn, Germany.

John Barton

John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His previous publications include What is the Bible?, People of the Book, Love Unknown, The Oxford Bible Commentary and The Biblical World.

Table Of Contents

  • "scriptural Faithfulness" Is Not A "scripture Principle"
  • Story And Possiblity - Reflections On The Last Scenes Of The Fourth Gospel
  • And Shakespeare's "the Tempest"
  • Disclosing Human Possibilities - Revelation And Biblical Stories
  • Reading The Bible Theologically
  • Revelation As Gestalt
  • Allegoria - Reading As A Spiritual Exercise
  • "revelation" And "story" In Jewish And Christian Apocalyptic
  • Does The Gospel Story Demand And Discourage Talk Of Revelation?
  • The Productive Vagueness Of An Untranslatable Relationship.

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  • Catalogue Code 163623
  • Product Code 0754612910
  • EAN 9780754612919
  • Pages 220
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Ashgate-gower Asia Pacific
  • Publication Date Dec 2000
  • Dimensions 154 x 232 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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