Faith in History and Society Toward a Practical Fundamental Theology

ISBN-10: 082452554X

ISBN-13: 9780824525545

Edition: 2007

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company, The
Publication date: 11/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface to the Second German Edition
Introduction: The Path to Faith in History and Society
From Auerbach to Munster: The Biographical Background to Metz's Work
The Birth of Political Theology
Faith in History and Society and Beyond
Concept
Between Evolution and Dialectics: On the Point of Departure for a Contemporary Fundamental Theology
The Necessity and Particular Character of an Assessment of Our Situation
The "Apologetic-Practical" Character of a Contemporary Fundamental Theology
Apology from a Biblical Perspective
Outside the Territory of the System
Roundabout Ways to a Practical Fundamental Theology: An Attempt at a Historical Self-Assessment
The Apologetical Front
The Dissolution of the Apologetical Front Line by More Recent Theologies
Pyrrhic Victory over the Enlightenment - or, The Secret Enthronement of the Bourgeois Subject in Theology
Political Theology of the Subject as a Theological Critique of Bourgeois Religion
Privatization
The Crisis for Tradition
The Crisis for Authority
The Crisis of (Metaphysical) Reason
Religion in Crisis
The Need for a Political Theology of the Subject
The Concept of a Political Theology as a Practical Fundamental Theology
The Practical Foundation of Christian Theology - or, What Does the "Primacy of Praxis" Mean?
The Struggle for the Subject - or, Practical Fundamental Theology as the Political Theology of the Subject
Religion in the Historical Struggle for Humanity
The Faith of Christians in History and Society
Themes
The Dangerous Memory of Jesus Christ: On the Church's Presence in Society
The Theological and Ecclesial Importance of This Theme
The Theological Basis
Options with a Practical-Critical Intent
The Future Seen from the Memory of Suffering: On the Dialectic of Progress
The Socio-Political Context
Nature and History
The Future from the Remembrance of Suffering
God as the Eschatological Subject of History?
Redemption and Emancipation
Articulating the Theme
Emancipation, Universal and Total
History of Redemption - History of Freedom - History of Suffering
For a Theology of Redemption That Remembers and That Narrates
Church and People: On the Forgotten Subject of Faith
A Brief Status Report on a "Schism"
The Church and the People's History of Suffering - or, The Price of Orthodoxy
Paradigm for a Church of the People?
Theology and the People
A Vision of a Global Church as a Church of a New People
Transcendental-Idealist or Narrative-Practical Christianity? Theology and Christianity's Contemporary Identity Crisis
A Historical Crisis of Identity in Christianity? Theories, Symptoms, Reactions
Theological Theories on Today's Christianity: A Spectrum of Positions
Initial Questions for the Theory of the Anonymous Christian
A Fairy Tale: Read against the Grain
Unveiling the Hedgehog Trick - or, A Critique of the Transcendental-Idealist Versions of Safeguarding Identity
A Plea for a Narrative-Practical Christianity
Hope as Imminent Expectation -or, The Struggle for Lost Time: Untimely Theses on Apocalyptic
Symptoms of Timelessness
Timelessness as System
Theology under the Spell of Timelessness
Against the Spell of Timelessness: Remembering Apocalyptic
Against False Alternatives in Christian Eschatology
Categories
Memory
Sketching the Shape of the Problem: Memory as a Fundamental Concept?
Two Traditions for Understanding Memory and the Form in Which They Are Mediated
Memory within the Sphere of Hermeneutics and Critique
Memory as the Medium in Which Reason Becomes Practical as Freedom: Characterization and Consequences
Excursus: Dogma as Dangerous Memory
Narrative
Narrative and Experience
On the Practical and Performative Significance of Narrative
On the Pastoral and Social-Critical Significance of Storytelling
The Theological Significance of Narrative: Narrative as a Medium for Salvation and History
On the Narrative Depth Structure of Practical-Critical Reason
Questions and Horizons
Excursus: Theology as Biography?
Solidarity
A General Definition in the Context of a Practical Fundamental Theology
Solidarity only among the Rational?
Global Solidarity?
Reading Questions
Notes
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
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