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Great Christian thinkers

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: New York, New York : Continuum, 1994. ©1994
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Overview: Kung assesses the teachings and writings of the men whom he deems to be the greatest Christian thinkers of the past two millennia, discussing the significance of each thinker's work and life, and showing how he affected the trajectory of Christian thought, and indeed, of Christian civilization. Includes works by Karl Barth, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Paul, Martin Luther, and others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
ISBN: 0826406432 9780826406439 0826408486 9780826408488
OCLC Number: 29793382
Description: 235 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Brief introduction to Theology --
Paul: Christianity Becomes A World Religion: --
Most controversial figure for Christians and Jews --
Change in life at the end of an age --
Uninterested in Jesus? --
Connection between Paul and Jesus --
Same cause --
Paul against the Jewish law? --
Torah is still valid --
Most famous dispute in the earliest church --
Man of his time --
Abiding stimuli for the individual, the people, the community --
Origen: The Great Synthesis Of Antiquity And The Christian Spirit: --
New challenge --
Thwarted martyr --
First model of a scientific theology --
Reconciliation between Christianity and Greek culture: a vision of the whole --
How Origen read scripture --
Christian universalism --
New persecutions and the success of Christianity --
Development or apostasy from the gospel? --
Problematic shifting of the centre --
Battle over orthodoxy --
Christian self-criticism in the light of the future --
Augustine: Father Of All Western Latin Theology: --
Father of a new paradigm --
Origen and Augustine-differences and common features --
Life in crisis --
Move to Christianity --
Dispute over the true church: Donatus and the consequences --
Justification of violence in religious matters --
Dispute over grace: Pelagius and the consequences --
Theology of original sin and predestination --
Critical questions to Augustine --
Great threat to the empire --
What is the meaning of history? --
Thomas Aquinas: University Science And Papal Court Theology: --
Another form of life in another world --
Aristotle: the danger --
Theology: now a rational university science --
Discovery of the power of reason --
Two Summas: a formal principle --
New theology: at first regarded as heresy --
Problematical dependence on Augustine --
Ancient world-view: a test case-the place of women --
Despite everything, a court theology: the papacy safeguarded --
Dialogue with Islam and Judaism? --
Mysterious breaking off of the Summa --
Martin Luther: Return To The Gospel As The Classical Instance Of A Paradigm Shift: --
Why there was a Lutheran Reformation --
Basic question: how is one justified before God? --
Catholic Luther --
Spark of reformation --
Programme for Reformation --
Basic impulse of Reformation --
Reformation paradigm --
Criterion of theology --
Where Luther can be said to be right --
Problematical results of the Lutheran Reformation --
Split in the Reformation --
Freedom of the church? --
Friedrich Schleiermacher: Theology At The Dawn Of Modernity: --
Beyond pietism and rationalism --
Modern man --
Belief in a new age --
Can one be modern and religious? --
What is religion? --
Significance of positive religion --
Essence of Christianity --
Modern faith --
Christ: also truly God? --
Critical questions --
Nevertheless: the paradigmatic theologian of modernity --
Karl Barth: Theology In The Transition To Postmodernity: --Controversial Protestant in the World Council of Churches --
Critic of Roman Catholicism --
Catholic attempts at understanding --
Ecumenical understanding --
Second Vatican Council --
Why the paradigm of modernity has to be criticized --
Initiator of the postmodern paradigm of theology --
Not the perfecter of the postmodern paradigm --
Abiding challenge of natural theology --
Abiding challenge of Rudolf Bultmann --
Towards a critical and sympathetic re-reading against the postmodern horizon --
Epilogue: Guidelines for a contemporary Theology --
Bibliography and notes.
Other Titles: Grosse christliche Denker.
Responsibility: Hans Küng.

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Overview: Kung assesses the teachings and writings of the men whom he deems to be the greatest Christian thinkers of the past two millennia, discussing the significance of each thinker's work and life, and showing how he affected the trajectory of Christian thought, and indeed, of Christian civilization. Includes works by Karl Barth, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Paul, Martin Luther, and others.

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