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Ausgabe:

Juli/August/2019

Spalte:

805–807

Kategorie:

Systematische Theologie: Dogmatik

Autor/Hrsg.:

Eikrem, Asle

Titel/Untertitel:

God as Sacrificial Love. A Systematic Exploration of a Controversial Notion.

Verlag:

London u. a.: Bloomsbury T & T Clark 2018. 336 S. = T & T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. Geb. US$ 114,00. ISBN 978-0-567-67864-5.

Rezensent:

Deidre Nicole Green

In his broad treatment of the notion of divine sacrificial love in the Christian tradition, Asle Eikrem offers a constructive reconfiguration of self-sacrifice. This incisive and innovative analysis offers critical theological insight to scholars and practitioners alike. E. sets out to systematically explain – and also transcend – the biblical vocabulary of sacrifice in a way that coheres with an understanding of the »world as created, sustained, and brought to fulfillment by a loving God« (57). Going beyond theological critiques of divine love as self-sacrifice, which have proliferated from the Enlightenment to the present, E. seeks to »develop a conceptual scheme that allows for a far more nuanced reconstruction of the relationship between a theological semantic of sacrifice and ...


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