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Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Jason A. Springs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Toward a Generous Orthodoxy provides a refined exposition of Hans Frei's christologically motivated engagement with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clifford Geertz, Erich Auerbach, his use of ... More


Earlier Postliberalism: Narrative Theology and Hans Frei’s Synthesis of Wittgenstein and Barth

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes Hans Frei’s two major works, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative and The Identity of Jesus Christ, which shaped the postliberal movement. It describes his attempt to use the later ... More


Scripture and the Sufficiency of the Text

Timothy Ward

in Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199244386
eISBN:
9780191697364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter focuses on the Bible as text, constructing an approach to texts as in some way sufficient, and to the Bible as materially sufficient. The first section looks at two ‘nonsupplementing’ ... More


The Literal Sense and Personal Identity: Hans Frei

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Hans Frei's overall claim that a Christian figural reading of the Bible narratively extends, rather than effaces, its realistic and literal sense. The discussion begins with a ... More


Postliberalism II: George Lindbeck and Frei’s Later Work

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes the second stage of postliberal theology, which is dominated by Lindbeck’s The Nature of Doctrine and Frei’s essays from the 1980s. Lindbeck contrasts his theories of religion ... More


The Barthian Project in Postliberal Perspective

John Allan Knight

in Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199969388
eISBN:
9780199301546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969388.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes Barth’s influence on postliberal theology. It does so by analyzing Hans Frei’s doctoral dissertation, which described Barth’s methodological break with liberal theology. Frei ... More


Introduction

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter examines the supposed relation of Christianity to Judaism. It begins by showing how Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber defended the validity of the Old Testament as part of the ... More


Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old ... More


Identity and Transformation: Origen

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Origen's understanding of Christ's identity through his relation to both human believers and to the divine father. It examines the union between Hans Frei and Origen, which is ... More


Conclusion

John David Dawson

in Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter summarizes the lessons that can be taken from Daniel Boyarin, Erich Auerbach, Hans Frei, and Origen on their figural extensions, biblical interpretations, and figural ... More


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