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Theology

Ingolf U. Dalferth

Selbstlose Leidenschaften

Christlicher Glaube und menschliche Passionen

[Selfless Passions. Christian Faith and Human Passions.]

2013. XV, 380 pages.
34,00 €
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sewn paper
ISBN 978-3-16-152528-5
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Published in German.
Emotions, feelings, affects and passions are central to human life. Without passions, we cannot live in a humane way, but passions can also hinder and destroy human relationships. Ingolf U. Dalferth's thesis is not that we must repress our passions but that we must avoid living them selfishly, and that we must not cultivate our selfishness but our passions.
Emotions, feelings, affects and passions are central to human life. Without passions, we cannot live in a humane way, but passions can also hinder and destroy human relationships. It is important, therefore, that our passions are shaped by cultural forms but also that we control these cultural formations critically because they can become destructive. To allow our cultural forms to repress passions is as much detrimental to living a humane life as to live passions in a selfish way. Ingolf U. Dalferth's thesis is not that we must repress our passions but that we must avoid living them selfishly, and that we must not cultivate our selfishness but our passions.
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Ingolf U. Dalferth Geboren 1948; 1977 Promotion; 1982 Habilitation; Professor emeritus für Systematische Theologie, Symbolik und Religionsphilosophie an der Universität Zürich; seit 2008 Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion an der Claremont Graduate University in Kalifornien.

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In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 144 (2019), S. 516–518 (Dietrich Korsch)