Theology and Narrative: Selected Essays

Hardcover | September 1, 1993

byHans W. FreiEditorGeorge Hunsinger, William C. Placher

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Hans W. Frei (1922-1988) was one of the most influential American theologians of his generation. Early in his career he drew attention to the importance of biblical narratives; he helped make Karl Barth once again a creative voice in contemporary theology; and he served as a model of what hiscolleague, George Lindbeck, has called "postliberal theology." This volume collects ten of Frei's lectures and essays, many of them never before published. Addressing audiences of theologians, biblical scholars, and literary critics, Frei explores the implications of his work for hermeneutics andChristology, and discusses Barth, Schleiermacher, and his own teacher, H. Richard Niebuhr. William Placher has provided an introduction to Frei's life and work, and the volume ends with an essay by George Hunsinger on Frei's significance for theology today. This collection provides an unrivaledintroduction to Frei's work.

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Hans W. Frei (1922-1988) was one of the most influential American theologians of his generation. Early in his career he drew attention to the importance of biblical narratives; he helped make Karl Barth once again a creative voice in contemporary theology; and he served as a model of what hiscolleague, George Lindbeck, has called "post...

Hans W. Frei is at Yale Divinity School. George Hunsinger is at Bangor Theological Seminary. William C. Placher is at Wabash College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.18 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195078802

ISBN - 13:9780195078800

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"We are all in George Hunsinger's and William Placher's debt....A collection that is perhaps Frei's most important book....For those who already read and appreciate Frei, this book will enrich and deepen their appreciation; and for those who have yet to begin, this is the place tostart."--Theology