Towards a Theology of Nature

Towards a Theology of Nature: Essays on Science and Faith; Wolfhart Pannenberg; Westminster/John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, 1993;166pp., n.p.; ISBN 0 664 25384 9 This is not really a new book, but a collection of seven previously published articles. Four have appeared in English. Three come from the early 1970s – ‘Contingency and Natural Law’ …

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Assessing the Eschatological Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg

  Eschatology has rarely been directly associated with the doctrine of election, which has generally been understood in relation to its ‘pre’ element (see, for example, J. Calvin, Institutes, Three, XXI, 5 and L. Berkhof, Systematic Theology, pp. 109-118). Election and eschatology have been understood in direct relation to one another by Wolfhart Pannenberg, whose …

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Jesus Christ – the risen Lord

In his Christology, Pannenberg adopts a ‘from below’ approach rather than a ‘from above’ approach (Jesus - God and Man (1968; German edition, 1964), pp. 33-37). Using historical reason, he concludes that it is more reasonable to defend the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection rather than denying it. He accepts Kirn’s definition of the historical method: …

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