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Christ, Providence and History

The Theology of Hans W. Frei

Christ, Providence and History

The Theology of Hans W. Frei

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567080523
Number of Pages: 296
Published: 01/09/2004
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Hans Frei was born in Germany in 1922 and moved to the USA with his family during World War II. After studying under Niebuhr at Yale University he took up a teaching post there. In the 1960's he went to Europe undertaking research in both Gottingen and Cambridge. He died in 1988 at the peak of his career. This book is the first full study of the whole of Hans Frei's work, from his doctoral thesis on Karl Barth in the 1950's to his great unfinished project on the history of modern theology in the 1980's. Higton draws on a wide range of unpublished material in the Frei archives to present a comprehensive, fresh and original interpretation of Frei's theology. He places Frei's well-known work on biblical hemeneutics firmly in the context of his theological wrestling with Barth and of the dominant traditions of Western Protestant theology. Here is an unprecedented portrait of Frei as a theologian fundamentally concerned with the ability of theology to speak about, and to, the public world - and to regard that world as providentially ordered in Jesus Christ, without diminishing its concrete contingency and freedom. Frei emerges not just a powerful historian of theology, but a persuasive,

Michael Higton

'An ambitious theological analysis of one of the most significant and seminal of twentieth-century theologians. Through Higton's capacity to focus on what is most significant at each point, he brings the reader to grapple with the debate and a constructive possibility for resolving it. The book is lucidly and accessibly written, and should appeal to those seriously engaged with theological issues. Altogether, it constitutes a major contribution.' Revd Professor Daniel W Hardy

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