Der verwundbare Mensch 978-3-16-154405-7 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Heike Springhart

Der verwundbare Mensch

Sterben, Tod und Endlichkeit im Horizont einer realistischen Anthropologie

[Human Vulnerability. Dying, Death and Finitude Within the Horizon of a Realistic Anthropology.]

2016. XIII, 250 pages.

Dogmatik in der Moderne 15

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The task of theology is to call things by name without glossing over them. Thus states thesis 21 of Martin Luther's Heidelberg Disputation. Following this line, Heike Springhart considers the phenomenon of dying from a theological perspective which faces up to the trials and menaces that are (also) part of dying.
The task of theology is to call things by name without glossing over them. Thus states thesis 21 of Martin Luther's Heidelberg Disputation. Following this line, Heike Springhart considers the phenomenon of dying from a theological perspective which faces up to the trials and menaces that are (also) part of dying. As an intense process of life, dying is associated with painful partings and the experience of an inherent vulnerability. Unlike in classical dogmatic approaches, the author offers less a description of death and more a dogmatic confrontation with dying. This confrontation is to take seriously the ineluctable character of the experience associated with dying and introduces vulnerability as a core category for a dogmatic approach to dying from the vantage point of theological anthropology.
Authors/Editors

Heike Springhart Geboren 1975; 1994–2002 Studium der Ev. Theologie; 2007 Promotion; 2008 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise; 2008–13 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Dogmatik der Universität Heidelberg; derzeit Studienleiterin des Theologischen Studienhauses Heidelberg und Research Associate von »The Enhancing Life Project« (University of Chicago und Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Revue — 114 (2018), S. 494–495 (Hermann Stinglhammer)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 142 (2017), S. 961–962 (Simon Peng-Keller)