Kaufman was arguably one of the two most influential Mennonite theologians of the 20th century, along with John H. He spent an afternoon with each of his great-nephews who were Bethel students at the time - Nathan, his younger brother Jonathan and their cousin Tim Parker.
In the theological unanimity of our time, which has so long proved an obstacle to spiritual inquiry, there lies after all, although ironically, the means for our moving forward.
To be precise, let us attempt to consider seriously the possibility of a supersensible insight into the reality of spirit. Does the process, overall, really point to humanness and humaneness? Essays in the New Philosophy of Nature [Chicago: One of the concerns of this paper is to suggest that theology is nonetheless religious and to propose that its link to the church be other than that of authority and obedience.
And somehow the possibility of their emergence is built into the nature of the cosmic process itself.
Kaufman and Gustafson have emphasized the side of Niebuhr that took clearest form in Radical Monotheism: Crisis, Irony, and Postmodernity, p. The day is bright and songless, the lake is blue, the forest watchful.
Alas, that is not to be. The lesson we were to have learned irrevocably was one of humility.
All things came into being through the mystery of creativity; apart from creativity nothing would have come into being. Karl Rahner1 It is often useful to be reminded of something that is already well known.
Yet each represents an intellectual choice that is as defensible as its alternatives. For suspicion seems to be our central problem. The discoveries made in the last centuries were real discoveries and have created the conditions of modern life which nobody can escape.
The New American Library, ], Bk. The truth is that there is a real humility typical of our time; but it so happens that it is practically a more poisonous humility than the wildest prostrations of the ascetic. Josephson and Susan G. Among other signs of the times, a newly constituted program unit of the American Academy of Religion on the subject of esotericism attests both to an increasing interest in such studies and to the concern of many scholars that esoteric, spiritual, and perennialist research be put upon a solid, serious foundation.
It is clear, of course, that one must always avoid the projection of subjective fantasies and illusions and the dialectical obfuscations that Kant so insistently warned against. Clarendon Press,pp.
He was a towering presence at HDS in the s. The coming new age of a thoroughly interconnected and interdependent worldwide humanity must build upon the best insights and disciplines of all our long and varied human experience, as conserved for us in the many religious and cultural traditions alive and meaningful today.
However, while he had no uncertainty on how a person ought to live, by then Kaufman was becoming less certain of who or what God was.Buy An Essay on Theological Method (Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion) (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion) 3 by Gordon D.
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Philip Satterthwaite and David Wright, eds., A Pathway into the Holy Scripture (Eerdmans, ). While Kaufman's work,In Face of Mystery, qualifies and deepens the programmatic proposals offered in An Essay on Theological Method, the earlier book nevertheless remains a sound and accessible statement on theological method by one of America's most distinguished theologians.
Theology at the End of Modernity: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Kaufman. Gordon D. Kaufman.
from: $ Theology for a Nuclear Age An Essay on Theological Method (Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion) Gordon D. Kaufman. from: $ In Face of Mystery: A Constructive Theology. Kaufman's proposals have run into a great deal of criticism from within the theological community, for his distinction is thought to be incoherent.
In recent works he explores the adequacy of theological models in terms, for instance, of their promoting what he calls humanization, the promotion of justice, freedom and equality. An essay on theological method Item Preview remove-circle by Kaufman, Gordon D.
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