An existential approach to theology by G. M. A. Jansen

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Bibliography: p. 125-126.

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Statement[by] G. M. A. Jansen.
SeriesImpact books
LC ClassificationsBT77 .J3
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Paginationxii, 128 p.
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL5994937M
LC Control Number66026657

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this book tackles the question of why the Author: George Karuvelil. This method implies a kind of theology that can reject some aspects of the Bible (myth) in favor of other aspects of it (the kerygma or basic message and its existential implications) Bultmann's theology, which draws from existentialist philosophy, asserts that there is a huge gap between history and faith, and between the Bible's time and our.

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Existentialist theology is a term used to describe the work of a number of theologians, chiefly from the twentieth century, whose writings were strongly influenced by the literary and philosophical movement known as existentialism.

Because of the diversity of the movement, it is difficult to say much that is illuminating about existentialist. The book is a tribute to May’s mentor and friend, Paul Tillich. Tillich, one of the most famous American theologians, spent many years teaching philosophy and theology at Union Theological Seminary.

His work has not only be influential on theology and philosophy, but he has also been a powerful influence on existential psychology. Travis Kroeker is associate professor of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Since first reading Robert Friedman’s book on Anabaptist theology, I have taken his description as my own–theology is properly “existential theology.” 1 Insofar as the Mennonite or Anabaptist approach to theology is above all existential (rather than dogmatic, creedal, doctrinal.

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Existential psychotherapy or existential therapy takes on a philosophical approach and, is a process of searching for the value and meaning of life, (Corey,p. It focuses on the self, what it means to. Existentialism is defined as the philosophical theory, which holds that a further set of categories, governed by the norm of authenticity, is necessary to grasp human existence.

What makes this philosophical argument distinct is not its concern with existence overall, but rather its claim that thinking of human existence requires new categories that are not. Bultmann's view of history --Introduction: an existentialist approach --The structure of history --History and theological method --The problem of hermeneutics --The demythologizing project --History and doctrine --The revelation of God in history --God's act in Jesus Christ --Man and his existence.

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The humanistic and existential approach distinguishes itself from other therapeutic styles by including the importance of the client’s subjective experience, as well as a concern for positive growth rather than pathology.

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