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The Possibilities of Theology: Studies in the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel

, 2006
ISBN: 0567040445



This book is a tribute to Eberhard Jüngel, one of the world’s foremost Christian thinkers, and an interpretation and evaluation of his work. These essays are by leading British and North American theologians. The contributors’ own creative work has been influenced by their engagement with Jüngel’s thought in constructive contemporary theology.

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Key Features

  • Examines and interprets the work and life of Eberhard Jüngel
  • Compiles perspectives from a variety of leading theologians


  • “Introduction” by John Webster
  • “The Being and Attributes of God. Eberhard Jüngel’s Dispute with the Classical Philosophical Tradition” by Colin Gunton
  • “Hosting a Dialogue: Jüngel and Lévinas on God, Self and Language” by David F. Ford
  • “On Jüngel’s Four-Fold Appropriation of Friedrich Nietzsche” by G.O. Mazur
  • “The Problem of the Starting-Point of Theological Thinking” by Werner Jeanrond
  • “Church and Sacrament(s)” by Geoffrey Wainwright
  • “Justification, Analogy and Action. Passivity and Activity in Jüngel’s Anthropology” by John Webster
  • “Jüngel on Barth” by John Thompson
  • “The Love of God and the Future of Theology: A Personal Engagement with Jüngel’s Work” by George Newlands
  • “Eberhard Jüngel: A Bibliography” by Arnold Neufeldt-Fast

Product Details

  • Title: The Possibilities of Theology: Studies in the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel in his Sixtieth Year
  • Editor: John Webster
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Theology

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John Webster

John Webster (1955–2016) was a distinguished British theologian who was strongly influenced by Karl Barth and a member of the Anglican Communion. He began his career as chaplain and tutor St. John‘s College, Durham University and the became Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, following Rowan Williams. During his time at Oxford he also served as canon of Christ Church. In 2003, he became the Chair of Systematic Theology at King‘s College, University of Aberdeen.

Working with Colin Gunton, Webster cofounded the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and served as an editorial board member International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church and the Scottish Journal of Theology, and coedited the Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology.  He authored several other books including Confronted by Grace: Mediatations of a Theologian,  Karl Barth, Confessing God, Holiness, Word and Church, and Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason.

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