Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Freis by Jason A. Springs

By Jason A. Springs

Hans Frei, some of the most influential American theologians of the 20 th century, is mostly thought of a founding father of postliberal theology. Frei by no means set forth his pondering systematically, and he has been criticized for being inconsistent, contradictory, and insufficiently rigorous. Jason Springs seeks the following to provide a reevaluation of Freis paintings. Arguing that Hans Freis theology can't be understood with out a meticulous attention of the complicated equilibrium of his theological and philosophical pursuits and affects, Springs vindicates Freis Christologically encouraged engagement with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Clifford Geertz, and Erich Auerbach, in addition to his use of normal language philosophy and non-foundational philosophical insights, whereas illuminating his orientational indebtedness to Karl Barths theology. in addition, through putting Freis paintings in severe dialog with advancements in pragmatist idea and cultural conception seeing that his loss of life, this re-reading goals to unravel the various misunderstandings that vex his theological legacy. What emerges from towards a beneficiant Orthodoxy is a sharpened account of the Christologically anchored, interdisciplinary, and conversational personality of Freis theology, one he got here to explain as a beneficiant orthodoxy-modeling a manner for educational theological voices to take heavily either their vocation to the Christian church and their roles as interlocutors in educational discourse.

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