Christ, Providence and History Paperback

The Theology of Hans W. Frei

by Michael Higton;

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Christ, Providence and History

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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1950's to his great unfinished project on the history of modern theology in the 1980's. Higton draws on a wide range of unpublished material in the Frei archives to present a comprehensive, fresh and original interpretation of Frei's theology.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,

Christ, Providence and History by Michael Higton was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in September 2004. The ISBN for Christ, Providence and History is 9780567080523.

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Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (September 2004)
Editionannotated edition
Number of Pages296
Thickness23 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1192388
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