Challenges to the traditional Christian concept of history

Present knowledge of evolutionary history challenges traditional concepts of the Christian salvation history. In order to overcome these challenges, theology needs to articulate a wider, more open and more universal approach to the understanding of God's salvific action. One way of doing this i...

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Published in:Zygon
Main Author: Henriksen, Jan-Olav 1961-
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 2014
In:Zygon
Year: 2014, Volume: 49, Issue: 4, Pages: 855-874
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Theology / Conception of History / Soteriology
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Summary:Present knowledge of evolutionary history challenges traditional concepts of the Christian salvation history. In order to overcome these challenges, theology needs to articulate a wider, more open and more universal approach to the understanding of God's salvific action. One way of doing this is to employ the notion of “deep incarnation” suggested by Danish theologian Niels Henrik Gregersen. His suggestion may also blur the lines that mark a sharp distinction between the history of creation and the history of salvation, in a way that safeguards some of the basic tenets of classical theology.
ISSN:0591-2385
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Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12128