David Bruner

Eberhard Jüngel on God, Truth, and History

[Eberhard Jüngel über Gott, Wahrheit und Geschichte.]

2023. XI, 124 pages.

Dogmatik in der Moderne 42

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In this work on Jüngel's understanding of truth, David Bruner situates Jüngel against his background in the New Hermeneutic and shows how an understanding of truth as essentially historical or temporal is not only incidental but essential to Jüngel's thought.
Recent English-language scholarship has largely passed over Eberhard Jüngel's characteristic interest in the question of truth. In this work, David Bruner makes a major contribution to the reception of Jüngel's thought by offering the first monograph to critically engage his account of truth and its vital connection to other doctrinal loci. Tracing Jüngel's understanding of truth across several theological topoi, the author argues that Jüngel's understanding of truth can best be characterized as 'historical' or 'eschatological historicism.' It shows how an understanding of truth as essentially historical or temporal is not incidental but essential to his thought. It also ties him to larger debates regarding the appropriation of philosophical historical consciousness within modern theology and alethiology.

David Bruner Born 1979; 2001 BA Religious Studies, Yale University; 2007 MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; 2007−08 studied Luther Seminary; 2008−12 Pastor; 2018 PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary; currently pastor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.


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