Theology and Narrative: Selected Essays

Theology and Narrative Selected Essays Hans W Frei was one of the most influential American theologians of his generation Early in his career he drew attention to the importance of biblical narratives he helped make Karl Barth on

  • Title: Theology and Narrative: Selected Essays
  • Author: Hans W. Frei
  • ISBN: 9780195078800
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hans W Frei 1922 1988 was one of the most influential American theologians of his generation Early in his career he drew attention to the importance of biblical narratives he helped make Karl Barth once again a creative voice in contemporary theology and he served as a model of what his colleague, George Lindbeck, has called postliberal theology This volume collecHans W Frei 1922 1988 was one of the most influential American theologians of his generation Early in his career he drew attention to the importance of biblical narratives he helped make Karl Barth once again a creative voice in contemporary theology and he served as a model of what his colleague, George Lindbeck, has called postliberal theology This volume collects ten of Frei s lectures and essays, many of them never before published Addressing audiences of theologians, biblical scholars, and literary critics, Frei explores the implications of his work for hermeneutics and Christology, and discusses Barth, Schleiermacher, and his own teacher, H Richard Niebuhr William Placher has provided an introduction to Frei s life and work, and the volume ends with an essay by George Hunsinger on Frei s significance for theology today This collection provides an unrivaled introduction to Frei s work.

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    1. This is a book of ten essays taken from the larger body of work of Hans Frei. Frei is best known for his "The Eclipse of the Biblical Narrative" the seminal text from which postliberal/narrative theology derived its historical perspective and impetus. The book is edited by William Placher and George Hunsinger. Placher's forward sheds helpful light on Frei's life and career. Included are essays paying homage to Karl Barth and H. Richard Niebuhr both of whom were influential in Frei's life and wor [...]

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