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Ausgabe:

Mai/2016

Spalte:

515-517

Kategorie:

Dogmen- und Theologiegeschichte

Autor/Hrsg.:

Hunsinger, George

Titel/Untertitel:

Reading Barth with Charity. A Hermeneutical Proposal.

Verlag:

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic 2015. XVI, 186 S. Kart. US$ 24,99. ISBN 978-0-8010-9531-3.

Rezensent:

Matthias Gockel

During the last decade, a dispute about the doctrines of Election and the Trinity has stirred many Anglophone Barth scholars. The book by George Hunsinger, who teaches at Princeton Theological Seminary, addresses the issue extensively.
H. labels the two sides of the dispute the »revisionist« and the »traditionalist« reading. Both agree that for Barth God’s being is a being-in-act and »inseparable from a decision« (9). The dispute concerns the character of this decision. The ›revisionist‹ side, including this reviewer, is said to argue that God’s triune being is »subsequent to God’s relationship to the world,« whereas the ›traditionalists,‹ especially H. and Paul D. Molnar, insist that it is »logically and ontologically antecedent« (10). The »revisionists« ...


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