Theology of Crisis Author:Ulrich Simon Measured in the sight of eternity, what significance can we still attach to our little day? This is a question which the lips of both the living and the dead utter, demanding an answer if it can be had. The quest after the meaning of life concerns deep matters of the origin and the destiny of man. Does time, indeed, like an ever-rolling stream, ... more »bear all the sons of man away, only to be forgotten like a dream at the opening day? Must death be the end to life, and does the silence of eternity quench the noise of our todays? Does the finite succumb to the infinite, and is immanence lost in transcendance, as time in eternity, without further meaning and always irrelevant?
Chapters include: An Emperical Panorama: Vestigia Crisis I, Vestigia Crisis II, Crisis in Philosophy, Crisis and Revelation, Crisis in Hebrew Religion, Crisis in the Gospels, Crisis in the Apostolic Church (Acts, Epistles, Revelation), Crisis in Church History, Catholic Conclusions and the Reformation, Leibniz and the Theology of Crisis, Exit: The Crisis of Religion, Nietzsche, The New Theology of Crisis, Crisis and Freedom, Implications and Conclusions.
Mr. Simon, Lecturer in Old Testament Exegesis and Hebrew, King's College, London, brings to his thesis all that is best in English and Continental Theology. He sees the whole of human history as a series of crises on all levels of thought and experience, both secular and religious. He is particularly concerned with the idea of "Crisis" in religion, "the clash of the Creator and Creation, of transcendence and immanence," and he traces the recurrence of this crisis in history, philosophy, Biblical Revelation and Christian Dogman, and demonstrates its presence in Christian Theology.« less