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Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Jason A. Springs

Abstract

Toward a Generous Orthodoxy provides a refined exposition of Hans Frei's christologically motivated engagement with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clifford Geertz, Erich Auerbach, his use of ordinary language philosophy and nonfoundational philosophical insights, while illuminating and expanding his orientational indebtedness to Karl Barth's theology. By placing Frei's work into critical conversation with developments in pragmatist thought and cultural theory since his death, the rereading of Frei offered here aims to correct and resolve many of the complaints and misunderstandings that vex his theologi ... More

Keywords: Hans Frei, postliberal theology, pragmatism, nonfoundational theology, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Karl Barth, scriptural reasoning, Plain sense of Scripture, Sensus literalis, Narrative theology, narrative realism, Reformed Epistemology, Clifford Geertz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.001.0001

Authors

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Jason A. Springs, author
University of Notre Dame
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