Within the final decade, too many American theologians were preoc cupied with charting and analyzing in a superficial demeanour the circulate ments of the latest stars within the Continental theological firmament. This preoccupation contributed a lot, regrettably, to that faddism that used to be so attribute of yank theology within the Sixties, the interval imme diately following the passing of a iteration of theological giants like Barth, Bultmann, Tillich, Gogarten, and the Niebuhrs. There has seldom been a interval during which such a lot of promissory notes have been issued so care lessly onto the highbrow marketplace, notes that weren't, and maybe couldn't, were redeemed. Given this mood of the days, it really is tough to account for the virtually overall overlook of the paintings of Professor Fritz Burl of Basel, whose "theolo gy of lifestyles" is likely one of the best and bold contempo rary makes an attempt to interpret the myths and emblems of the Christian religion by way of an existentialist philosophy. no matter if one have been to use that the majority superficial, although for lots of it sounds as if decisive, criterion of "radicality," one may have anticipated his paintings to draw a few sustained realization be reason Buri has continually posed an intensive strategy to lots of the hotly debated problems with the days: the matter of demythologization, the suggest ing of theological language, the issues raised by way of ancient feedback, and the that means of the old Jesus for religion, to say a couple of.
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