Introduction to systematic theology 9780802805461 by wolfhart pannenberg. If we wish to understand any part or aspect of his thinking, we must always remember his initiating concern. With the completion of pannenbergs systematic theology, we may now celebrate the brightness of a theological vision that is so erudite, so biblically and historically informed, and so ecumenically farreaching and inclusive that it should serve as. Wolfhart pannenberg 19282014 was professor emeritus ofsystematic theology at the university of munich anddirector of the institute for fundamental theology andecumenics. Not just externally the theme of the church lies at the heart of this third volume of the present exposition of christian doctrine. Wolfhart pannenberg, anthropology in theological perspective. He also expounds upon dogmatics and systematic theology. The resoundin jesusg moti messageth f of e imminent kingdom of godmust be recovered as a key to the whole of christian theology. When an important new name appears on the theological horizon thinking christians experience a natural though probably an unwise urge to classify the newcomer in terms of established labels, so that his contribution might the more readily be assimilated into current church thinking. Wolfhart pannenberg is known for many elements of his theologyeschatology, history, the resurrection, the trinitybut i rarely see him brought up in discussions of the atonement. The significance of the unity of nature and history in. Respected by his peers and critics, pannenbergs treatise on the.
Theology as a whole coincides with the actual development of the doctrine of the trinity 335 in creation, christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and. Truth, the nature of revelation, the language used to discuss god, the trinity, and theology in the public sphere are topics for debate. In pannenbergs seminal work, the christian doctrine of god is discussed using exegetical analysis across a number of disciplines. Some time in his youth though, he had an intensely religious experience that he called his. Buy systematic theology, volume 1 reprint by pannenberg, wolfhart, bromiley, geoffrey w isbn. Wolfhart pannenberg 2 october 1928 4 september 2014 was a german lutheran theologian. Jenson has not been accorded a place at the center of the american academic establishment. Born in stettin, germany which is now szczecin poland, pannenberg was baptized at as an infant into the lutheran church. Wolfhart pannenberg has established himself as a leading voice in the renewed discussion of trinitarian doctrine. Pannenberg was a major twentiethcentury theologian by any count, with a series of brilliant articles, important books on the topics of revelation, christology, ethics, science, anthropology, and metaphysics, and a hefty 3volume systematic theology to cap.
Systematic theology, vol 3 hc by wolfhart pannenberg. Pannenberg rightly suggests that a lot of our categories for doing systematic theology are not only outdated, but a few are contradictory and wildly at. It occupies by far the largest chapter, though also embracing the doctrine of the spirit as an eschatological gift that aims at the eschatological consummation of salvation, that guarantees this, and that thus gives assurance of salvation in all the earthly. Wolfhart pannenberg 19282014 was an enlightenment theologian who worked to preserve much of the language of traditional theology while attempting to provide an academically acceptable explanation of christian doctrine.
Wolfhart pannenberg, an introduction to systematic theology. You might if it were announced that after our session today there was going to be an exam worth 50% of. Volume 1, which we will consider here, was published in germany in 1988, followed by an english translation in 1991. Pannenberg has never been keen on accepting that label for himself. Despite his baptism, pannenberg had virtually no contact with the church in his early years. Currently writing his magnum opus, a systematic theology in three volumes, pannenberg intends to develop an ecumenical theology which will carry significance for christians of. On this interview on reformed forum, carlton wynne leads us into the world of modern theology by introducing the theology of wolfhart pannenberg.
Comprehensive notes from systematic theology 1 one of pannenbergs cardinal principles was that the parts are experienced now, and can provide a provisional knowledge but only make sense in light of the whole, of the end result. Wolfhart pannenberg, christianity and secularism, asbury theological journal 50. In volume 3 pannenberg completes his theological project with the exposition of the christian doctrines. He has made a number of significant contributions to modern theology. Little has been written in english, however, to assess critically pannenbergs doctrine of the trinity. Systematic theology on the other hand is the task of offering a comprehensive and. Only gods final revelation 12 pannenberg, systematic theology 1, 4.
Here we see how the author opens up the discipline to broad horizons of. Pannenberg counters this by arguing for an eschatological caveat in regard to christian truth claims. Pannenbergs project required that his works culminate in a systematic theology. God, the future, and the fundamentum of history in. The reception of anselm in the systematic theology of wolfhart. Wolfhart pannenbergs historical penal substitutionary. An introduction to systematic theology by wolfhart pannenberg. Widely regarded as the foremost theologian in the world today, wolfhart pannenbergs longawaited systematic theology, volume 2, for which his many previous primarily methodological writings have laid the groundwork.
Volume 2 of pannenbergs magnum opus moves beyond the highly touted discussion of systematic prolegomena and theology proper in volume 1 to commanding, comprehensive statements. Wolfhart pannenberg is clearly one of the leading european theologians of his generation and stands out among current theologians as one with wide ranging expertise and great analytical and systematic skills. Ranking alongside of karl barths church dogmatics and paul tillichs systematic theology, pannenbergs systematic theology is unsurpassed in its combination of historical, ecumenical sensitivity, and systematic rigor. Wolfhart pannenberg is widely regarded as one of the foremost theologians in the world today. Because i believe that theology should be explicitly based on the teachings of scripture, in each chapter i have attempted to show where the bible gives support for the doctrines under consideration. By examining a key point in pannenbergs trinitarian theology, this thesis is intended to contribute toward meeting this. The final future makes history a totality, so it determines the meaning of all that comes before. A monumental work of such profundity marks a milestone in systematic theology. Pannenbergs doctrine of god as trinity becomes both the structure of his systematic theology and the climax of his theological prolegomena 59.
Systematic theology, volume 1 pannenberg, wolfhart, bromiley, geoffrey w. Widely regarded as the foremost theologian in the world today, wolfhart pannenberg here unfolds his longawaited systematic theology, for which his many previous primarily methodological writings have laid the groundwork. Pannenberg has since been surpassed by his student robert jenson on the identity of god i. The achievement of wolfhart pannenberg by michael root.
Review of wolfhart pannenberg volume 1, systematic theology. An introduction to systematic theology is a part of the m. Bromiley 19152009 was professor emeritus of church history and historical theology at fuller theological seminary in pasadena, california. Wolfhart pannenberg, an introduction to systematic theology grand rapids. Systematic theology by wolfhart pannenberg, 9780567080684, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. But this does not mean thapannenbert gwishe s to borrow. Reason, hope and transcendence stanley grenz in the 1960s, the german systematic theologian wolfhart pannenberg was hailed as a proponent of the emerging theology of hope. This is a shame, because as peter leithart recently reminds us, in both his classic jesusgod and man and his magnum opus, threevolume systematic theology pannenberg has one of. Wolfhart pannenberg, retired from a long theology career at munich, has died at age 85. View wolfhart pannenberg research papers on academia. Systematic theology, volume 1 by wolfhart pannenberg. W pannenberg, systematic theology grand rapids eerdmans, 1991 1 55 italics mine w pannenberg, theology and the kingdom of god philadelphia westminster, 1969 60 ff 15 wdilthey,gesammelte schriften leipzigstuttgart 1926 233 cited in pannenberg, on historical and theological hermeneutic, basic questions, vol 2. In the 1960s, the german systematic theologian wolfhart pannenberg was hailed.
Wolfhart pannenberg 19282014, theological outflanker. For pannenbergs doctrine of reconciliation, which explains why the salvation of the whole world is rooted in gods reconciling work in the life, suffering, death, and resurrection of jesus, see wolfhart pannenberg, systematic theology, vol. He wants to recapture for systematic theology a fundamental element of the gospels. It displays its creativity in its respect and retrieval of the christian tradition. Whenever i am asked to comment on wolfhart pannenbergs work, i begin with the same admonition. Pannenberg focuses on an overview of theology and his theological methodology. Wolfhart pannenberg, theology of creation and natural science, asbury theological journal 50. By studying his theology in a polemical fashion, we may become better theologians of. Bromiley wolfhart pannenberg is widely regarded as one of the foremost christian thinkers of this century. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Systematic theology wolfhart pannenberg by jason burns. The revelation of god in christ is either the one truth in.573 1382 1638 564 768 1582 1571 1645 265 642 1513 1467 955 85 1347 1487 186 1490 1555 8 712 1632 1449 658 247 311 510 630 976 592 1069 181 486 928