Becoming Human Again Paperback

The Theological Life of Gustaf Wingren

by Bengt Kristensson Uggla;

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Becoming Human Again

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One of the most influential Swedish theologians of the twentieth century, Gustaf Wingren's career spanned more than forty years of upheaval both in his field and around the globe. Provocative and challenging, Wingren revelled in a good argument and this attitude set the tone for much of his scholarship. A Swedish Lutheran, he made his name through his research into the theology of Martin Luther, breaking away from both traditional interpretations of Luther and the theology of his famous teachers, Karl Barth and Anders Nygren, before shifting his focus onto systematic theology. In a fresh take, Bengt Kristensson Uggla delves into the influence of Wingren's second wife, Greta Hofsten, on the direction of his theology. Hofsten, a left-wing political activist who was searching for a new language of faith, wove Wingren's work together with her own political philosophy to create an unusual kind of Christian socialism. Her thinking had a profound effect on Wingren, causing him to recontextualise his older work entirely.
In Becoming Human Again, Uggla examines how Wingren's combative nature often served him well as a theologian, driving him to engage with innovations in the field and re-examine his older views.

Becoming Human Again by Bengt Kristensson Uggla was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in June 2016. The ISBN for Becoming Human Again is 9780227176030.

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Details for Becoming Human Again

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (June 2016)
Number of Pages392
Thickness21 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4375109
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