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Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God

The Realisation of Divine Love, 1st Edition

By Mark Hocknull


210 pages

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Paperback: 9781138252783
pub: 2016-09-09
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Pannenberg on Evil, Love and God examines a much-neglected aspect of the theological thought of one of the most original contemporary German theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg: his theological and philosophical understanding of evil and its relationship to the love of God. The book seeks to correct a widely held misconception that in his theology, Pannenberg has neglected the darker side of the world, concentrating instead on an optimistic picture of the future. This book argues that questions of evil hold a central place throughout Pannenberg’s writing and seeks to draw out the implications of his wrestling with these issues. The Introduction sets the scene by considering the nature of the question of evil and argues that a theological response must be made as part of a global view of the world and not in isolation from other themes. The succeeding chapters develop this theme through a reading of Pannenberg’s theology.

About the Author

Canon Dr Mark Hocknull is Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral and a Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Humanities of the University of Lincoln, where he teaches history of science and religion. He holds doctorates in Science from University College London and Religious Studies from the University of Lancaster. He has published works in both science and theology.

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PHILOSOPHY / Religious
RELIGION / Theology