The Self-giving God and Salvation History: The Trinitarian Theology of Johannes Von Hofmann

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A&C Black, Aug 20, 2004 - Religion - 287 pages
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Hofmann (1810 1877) was one of the most significant theologians of the 19th century and perhaps the century s most influential Lutheran theologian. Matthew L. Becker introduces us to Hofmann s trinitarian view of God. According to Hofmann, God freely chose to give himself out of divine love. Becker s book centers on Hofmann s understanding of history. In Hofmann s trinitarian kenosis, the eternal God has become historical by self-emptying God s self into Jesus. For Hofmann, world history can only be understood within the historical self-giving of the triune God who is love. Thus, for Hofmann all of history is salvation-history, a kind of history that embraces and fulfills God s purposes in the world. Matthew L. Becker is a Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon. An ordained Lutheran minister, Dr. Becker has served congregations in Chicago and Orgegon. He is a co-editor of God Opens Doors, a history of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the Pacific Northwest.
 

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Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter
16
Chapter Three
31
Chapter Four
59
Hofmann and German Idealism
89
Chapter Eleven
99
Chapter
120
Chapter Seven
135
Chapter Eight
159
Chapter Nine
173
Chapter
204
Heilsgeschichte and Weltgeschichte
220
Chapter Twelve
233
Selected Bibliography
259
Index
277
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Matthew L. Becker is Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. An ordained Lutheran minister, Dr. Becker has served congregations in Chicago and Orgegon. He is a co-editor of God Opens Doors, a history of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the Pacific Northwest.

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