Bringing Barth’s critique of religion to the inter‐faith table

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/87860
Title:
Bringing Barth’s critique of religion to the inter‐faith table
Authors:
Greggs, Tom
Abstract:
Although he criticized Barth under the enigmatic phrase “positivism of revelation,” Bonhoeffer saw Barth’s criticism of religion as “his really great merit.” In the present age in which inter-faith dialogue has become more pressing than it has perhaps ever before been, theology can at times engage in two conversations that are not only separate but at worst self‐contradictory: in its discussions with secular society, theology can engage in critical discussions about religion, drinking deeply from the well of criticism offered by the likes of Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Durkheim, and Marx; yet, in its discussions in inter‐faith settings, the danger can arise that these critiques are thrown out altogether or at least lie in abeyance.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
The Journal of Religion, 88(1), 2008, pp. 75-94.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Journal:
The Journal of Religion
Publication Date:
Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/87860
DOI:
10.1086/522280
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/jr
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the publishers's PDF version of an article published in The Journal of Religion© 2008. The definitive version is available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jr/current
ISSN:
0022-4189; 1549-6538
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorGreggs, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-14T14:04:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-14T14:04:04Z-
dc.date.issued2008-01-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Religion, 88(1), 2008, pp. 75-94.en
dc.identifier.issn0022-4189-
dc.identifier.issn1549-6538-
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/522280-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/87860-
dc.descriptionThis is the publishers's PDF version of an article published in The Journal of Religion© 2008. The definitive version is available at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jr/currenten
dc.description.abstractAlthough he criticized Barth under the enigmatic phrase “positivism of revelation,” Bonhoeffer saw Barth’s criticism of religion as “his really great merit.” In the present age in which inter-faith dialogue has become more pressing than it has perhaps ever before been, theology can at times engage in two conversations that are not only separate but at worst self‐contradictory: in its discussions with secular society, theology can engage in critical discussions about religion, drinking deeply from the well of criticism offered by the likes of Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Durkheim, and Marx; yet, in its discussions in inter‐faith settings, the danger can arise that these critiques are thrown out altogether or at least lie in abeyance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/jren
dc.subjectKarl Barthen
dc.subjectinter-faith dialogueen
dc.titleBringing Barth’s critique of religion to the inter‐faith tableen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Religionen
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