Theologians

Carl Schmitt and Political Theology

By Richard Sudworth

Richard Sudworth talks about Carl Schmitt and political theology.

Carl Schmitt was a conservative German philosopher and critic of liberalism, democracy and cosmopolitanism. He favoured constitutional authoritarianism, defined politics on the basis of the distinction between friends and enemies, and was an overt supporter of Nazism.

The Theological Development & Major Works of Anthony Thiselton. Part 1.

By Anthony Thiselton

Anthony Thiselton describes how he become interested in hermeneutics and the major works that resulted.

Anthony Thiselton is an Anglican priest and theologian. His many published works cross a number of disciplines and include hermeneutic theory, biblical studies and Christian doctrine. His interdisciplinary approach to hermeneutics includes profound engagement with philosophy, linguistics and critical theory.

The Theological Development & Major Works of Anthony Thiselton. Part 2.

By Anthony Thiselton

Anthony Thiselton describes how he become interested in hermeneutics and the major works that resulted.

Anthony Thiselton is an Anglican priest and theologian. His many published works cross a number of disciplines and include hermeneutic theory, biblical studies and Christian doctrine. His interdisciplinary approach to hermeneutics includes profound engagement with philosophy, linguistics and critical theory.

Paul Tillich. Part 1.

By Russell Re Manning

Russell Re Manning discusses Paul Tillich and the influence of German idealism particularly Schelling and his theology of correlation.

Paul Tillich was a German-American philosopher and theologian. He rejected inadequate concepts of God in pursuit of a grander vision, which he came to call 'the ground of being' and 'ultimate concern', and through which he confronted the existentialist threat of non-being. He emphasised the role of 'true' revelatory symbols (he included Christ among these) as a reasonable expressions of the infinite through the finite.

Paul Tillich. Part 2.

By Russell Re Manning

Russell Re Manning discusses Paul Tillich.

Paul Tillich was a German-American philosopher and theologian. He rejected inadequate concepts of God in pursuit of a grander vision, which he came to call 'the ground of being' and 'ultimate concern', and through which he confronted the existentialist threat of non-being. He emphasised the role of 'true' revelatory symbols (he included Christ among these) as a reasonable expressions of the infinite through the finite.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 1.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 2.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

Simone Weil. Part 1.

By Stephen Plant

Stephen Plant discusses the development of Simone Weil's thought and social context.

Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. She embraced paradox and the marginalised in her inquiry into reality and orientation to the good. She is noted for consideration of absence, affliction, metaxu (that which both separates and connects) and beauty. Among her noted works are Gravity and Grace, The Need for Roots and Waiting for God.

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