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Judaism : Between Yesterday and Tomorrow - Hans Keung


Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Paperback Published: 1st April 1995
ISBN: 9780826408198
Number Of Pages: 782

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Swiss-German theologian Kung planned this massive synthesis of Christian history and systematic theology as a sequel to his On Being Christian (1976) and as a companion to Judaism (Crossroad, 1992). Ever the Catholic Church's "faithful critic," Kung displays a dazzling breadth of scholarship. Professor of ecumenical theology at the University of Tubingen, he bases his approach on five historical paradigm shifts: Jewish apocalyptic Christianity, early church ecumenism, the Roman system in the medieval papal church, the Reformation, and modern democracy. He notes dominant influences in each, presenting his convictions on the essence of Christianity and moving toward a polycentrism where Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical traditions are not mutually exclusive. Over 30 diagrams and many stimulating "questions for the future" sidebars are included. Not all readers will accept the views of this Vatican II peritus (nor did the Vatican in 1973). But the work is a remarkable achievement for a church always in need of reform and reformers. Recommended for all theology collections.

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ISBN: 9780826408198
ISBN-10: 0826408192
Series: Judaism
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 782
Published: 1st April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.44  x 3.73
Weight (kg): 1.08
Edition Number: 1

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