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Trinity as a framework for a theology of religions

Bernhardt, Reinhold. (2014) Trinity as a framework for a theology of religions. Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, Arg. 90, No. 2. pp. 52-62.

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Abstract

In the article different approaches to apply the concept of the Trinity to Theology of Religions are sketched and compared to each other: First, an ontological approach which assumes that traces of the trinity are to be found in the cosmos as a whole, in history, and thus in the history of religions, so that the basic experiences of the religious traditions can become integrated into a Trinitarian scheme. Second, a functionalist approach which sees the function of the doctrine of the Trinity in mediating between God’s transcendence and the different modes of his immanence and asks for structural equivalents and functional analogies of that doctrine in other religions. A third approach is preferred to those two. In contrast to those it takes as its staring point the material content of the Christian doctrine of the Trinity and unfolds that content in a way which expresses God's universal presence among humankind, irrespective of religious affiliations.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Fachbereich Theologie > Systematische Theologie, Dogmatik (Bernhardt)
UniBasel Contributors:Bernhardt, Reinhold
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
ISSN:0039-6761
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:05 Dec 2014 09:45
Deposited On:05 Dec 2014 09:45

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