Stories In History

If we like to name the wide field where people are used to meet with each other in one word, we have to say history. Wherever we do it, it might happen that at first westerners do so. For undoubtedly in western thinking the history of humankind and world history is the central place where unity and community on the one hand, plurality and diversity on the other hand comes across. Certainly the modern turn toward history was one of the most significant moments which in consequence contributed to...

Religious origins founders

As soon as Christianity is set alongside other religions, the historical Jesus of Nazareth will be aligned with the founders of other religions. Among the religions, of course, there are those without a founder (tribal and natural religions, illiterate, so calledprimitive religions). This applies in India to most of the Hindu-religions, in Japan to Shinto and in Korea to the original religion, especially to most of the classical religions in Africa, the South Sea and other countries with...

Profession

A person, who talks about his spiritual experiences, becomes a confessor or a witness of faith. If interreligious dialogue is not to end up in a mere exchange of information, it calls for a profession of one's belief. That is the case because people who approach each other with an open and sincere heart, cannot pass over their most precious good in silence. Who believes that he should conceal the most precious he possesses, is either egoistic or unwilling to share, or he himself is not...

Separation Instead Of Distinction

The separation of the Word and Jesus of Nazareth is explicitly mentioned in the notification about Jacque Dupuis and again in Dominus Iesus nr. 10f. In nr. 2 of the notification it is stated It must also be firmly believed that Jesus of Nazareth, Son of Mary and only Savior of the world, is the Son and Word of the Father. For the unity of the divine plan centered in Jesus Christ, it must also be held that the salvific action of the Word is accomplished in and through Jesus Christ, the Incarnate...

No handle on the cross kosuke koyama

The Japanese theologian Kosuke Koyama sums up his image of Christ in the sentence, No handle on the Cross and made it the title of a book.9 Koyama directs our attention toward the central event in the life of Jesus, his death on the cross, which in Christianity is accepted as a saving event for all humankind, unique in its offer and its effect. The impossibility of classifying Jesus is based upon an ultimately radically changed understanding of God. Koyama expresses the incomparabil-ity of...

Karl rahner

When in 1951 the 1500th anniversary of the Council of Chalcedon was commemorated, Karl Rahner wrote an article Chalcedon - End or Beginning 1 Rahner pleaded for beginning because - as he wrote - the knowledge of God can only be genuine, only make blessed, in the knowledge of his incomprehensibility at that point, then, in which comprehension and the determining limits of what is known are jointly transcended in the Incomprehensible and the Unlimited. And he continues Because every truth of the...

Hans Waldenfels

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Waldenfels, Hans. Christus und die Religionen. English Jesus Christ and the religions an essay in theology of religions Hans Waldenfels. p. cm. Marquette studies in theology no. 62 Includes bibliographical references p. and index. ISBN-13 978-0-87462-739-8 pbk. alk. paper ISBN-10 0-87462-739-7 pbk. alk. paper 1. Theology of religions Christian theology 2. Jesus Christ Person and offices. I. Title. BT83.85.W36 2009 261.2 dc22 2009 Marquette...