Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
God Is Not a StoryRealism Revisited$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Francesca Aran Murphy

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219285

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 November 2018

The Church as Anonymous Celebrity

The Church as Anonymous Celebrity

Chapter:
(p.27) 2 The Church as Anonymous Celebrity
Source:
God Is Not a Story
Author(s):

Francesca Aran Murphy

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219285.003.0002

This chapter compares the dialogical image of the founding of the Church by Christ, the Spirit, and human witnesses given by Irenaeus and von Balthasar, with the impersonal grounding of Christian community in a common language proposed by Story Barthians like Lindbeck and Frei. Since it gives the story priority over the tellers of the tale, Story Barthianism ignores the personalities who mobilized the Church and its Scriptures into existence. Therefore, they cannot achieve their own stated intentions of being non-foundationalist and of avoiding reference to internal intentions, for they ultimately found the Church in a collective and internalized idea of the resurrected Christ, not in the personalities and their historical and Spirit-led witness to the resurrected Christ.

Keywords:   foundational, dialogue, person, Church, Irenaeus, language, resurrection, epistemology, intention, Frei

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .