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Ausgabe:

Mai/2016

Spalte:

540-542

Kategorie:

Systematische Theologie: Dogmatik

Autor/Hrsg.:

Wahlberg, Mats

Titel/Untertitel:

Revelation as Testimony. A Philosophical-Theological Study.

Verlag:

Grand Rapids u. a.: Wm. B. Eerdmans 2014. X, 246 S. Kart. US$ 20,00. ISBN 978-0-8028-6988-3.

Rezensent:

Jan-Olav Henriksen

Mats Wahlberg argues that the most adequate understanding of the theological notion of revelation is to see it as testimonial knowledge. Testimonial knowledge is knowledge gained from the spoken or written words of other people (1). Furthermore, he argues that our knowledge of God is mainly testimonial. The main ques-tion that his book addresses is this: »Can beliefs about God and salvation that are acquired from divine testimony, mediated by hum­an spokespersons and expressed in human language, be rationally justified?« Because he argues that this is the case, most of his book is devoted to clarify different aspects of the notion of testimonial knowledge.
The profile of W.’s book emerges from his position on the ad-equacy of testimonial knowledge. By bringing revelation and ...


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