Theology and Narrative

Theology and Narrative : Selected Essays

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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 collects ten of Frei's lectures and essays, half 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195078802
  • 9780195078800
  • 932,397

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We are all in George Hunsinger's and William Placher's debt. A few years ago they edited and published some of Hans Frei's last lectures and other writings...and now they have brought together most of his published essays together with a a few previously unpublished pieces to form a collection that is perhaps Frei's most important book. * Theology * 'a model of its genre ... Ten essays, virtually in chronological order, disparate in weight and length, in general not otherwise readily accessible, reflect Frei's theological pilgrimage and preoccupations. Opening and closing editorial essays helpfully contextualize, summarize, and assess ... the nourishment is abundantly here.' Neville Clark, South Wales Baptist College, The Expository Timesshow more

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