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History, Holocaust and Revelation: Beyond the Barthian Limits

Lindsay, Mark R. (2005) History, Holocaust and Revelation: Beyond the Barthian Limits. Theology Today, 61 (1). pp. 455-470. ISSN 0040-5736

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    Abstract

    This article explores the still unresolved debate surrounding the relationship of history to theology, specifically the role of traumatic history in the construction of theological discourse. It is suggested here that, in order for theology to adequately address the needs of contemporary culture, a revision of the traditional concept of revelation is required, so that historical events can be seen as revelatory in themselves, while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of the revelation-idea and the historical particularities of the events thermselves. The Holocaust serves as a paradigm of history-as-revelation, while the work of Dietrich Ritschl provides a model for the redefinition of revelation.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
    Keywords (separated by commas): History, Holocaust, Shoah, Karl Barth, revelation, Dietrich Ritschl, natural theology
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
    Depositing User: Repository Manager
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2009 12:40
    Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 15:09
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/227

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