Schwerpunkt: Diskursfelder religiöser Wahrheit heute
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Von der Wahrheit der Religion. Eine hermeneutisch-pragmatistische Perspektive – Die Versuchung religiöser Nostalgie. Eine protestantische Lektüre von Charles Taylors »Ein säkulares Zeitalter« – Dimensionen und Aufgaben des Faches Interkulturelle Theologie/Missionswissenschaft im Kanon theologischer Wissenschaft – Unentscheidbare Fragen zwischen Überwältigungsverbot und Positionierungsgebot. Ein theoretischer und empirischer Beitrag zur Frage einer »Fachkultur« Religion
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von: Bernd Oberdorfer
Von der Wahrheit der Religion1
Eine hermeneutisch-pragmatistische Perspektive
von: Christoph Seibert
Abstract: One of the characteristic features of religion is an inherent claim to truth and its problematisation. But this necessitates the question of how the relation between religion and truth is structured, and how this question can be dealt with in methodological perspective. This article focuses on the clarification of these questions in dialogue with the insights of classical pragmatism. Its first part presents an outline of the essence of a pragmatically informed approach to the topic of truth, the second part discusses individual elements of this essence with regards to religion. It is striking that, in religious practice, truth does not occur primarily in the form of claims to truth to be clarified in a discursive manner, but first and foremost in the form of implicit insinuations. A complex spectrum of methods is hence necessary to address this difference,
as will be outlined in this article.
Die Versuchung religiöser Nostalgie
Eine protestantische Lektüre von Charles Taylors »Ein säkulares Zeitalter«
von: Günter Thomas
Abstract: Charles Taylor’s much acclaimed analysis of religion’s fate in the Western world is a thoroughly catholic apologetic. So runs the thesis of this paper. The project found in »The secular Age« is not only deeply critical of major strands within modernity, but also neglects the formative impulses of the Reformation by developing an inadequate picture of the movement. Nevertheless, Taylor’s narrative challenges Protestantism to affirm theologically crucial aspects of modernity and to develop (and keep) a rich notion of redemption, one capable of both embracing the fullness of this life and God’s life-transcending intentions. In the first part, the paper offers a critical review and reconstruction of Taylor’s key questions,
his specific methodological presuppositions, his core conceptual tools »religion« and »secularization «, and the major leitmotiv of his argument.
Dimensionen und Aufgaben des Faches Interkulturelle Theologie/Missionswissenschaft im Kanon theologischer Wissenschaft
von: Henning Wrogemann
Abstract: Under the heading »Intercultural Theology«, a reorientation of the subject of missiology has been debated for some time. The central questions are how precisely the content and methods should be described anew, and whether the old term should be completely abandoned or not. The present contribution describes such a new perspective in view of five dimensions, all of which deserve equal consideration. Despite proposing a significantly new orientation, it opts for a continuous embedding of intercultural theology within the tradition of missiological scholarship and teaching.
Unentscheidbare Fragen zwischen Überwältigungsverbot und Positionierungsgebot
Ein theoretischer und empirischer Beitrag zur Frage einer »Fachkultur« Religion
von: Hanna Roose
Abstract: What distinguishes denominational religious education from other subjects at school? This essay determines its crucial characteristic in the distinction between questions that are decidable (already decided) and undecidable (to be decided by myself) in the tension between the requirement to position oneself and the ban on overpowering the pupils/students. Two third grade classroom scenes on the topic of ›Moses‹ serve as case studies to trace this tension in the practice of religious instruction. Thus this essay contributes both theoretical and empirical insights to the question of a »culture« of religious instruction.
Jesus Christus in der Polyphonie des Lebens
Michael Welker: Gottes Offenbarung. Christologie.
von: Andreas Krebs
Die Leuenberger Konkordie heute
Eine Zwischenbilanz nach 40 Jahren
von: Michael Weinrich
Abstract: This contribution focuses on the present state of reception of the 1973 Leuenberg Concord. From a theological perspective, the process initiated by the Concord has proven productive and continuative, as is evidenced by the different theological studies emerging therefrom. In European Protestantism, the reality of the churches has changed since then, but still falls short of its theological insights. In view of the self-understanding as a »reconciled diversity«, this essay discusses the discernible shift of emphasis from reconciliation to diversity and revises and specifies the concept of a communion of churches in ecumenical perspective. With reference to the foundations of the church, Protestantism needs to establish an inclusive concept of unity. Finally it is emphasized that ecumenism is not only a question of insight, but also one of definite will and claim to power.
Die Leuenberger Konkordie und ihre ökumenische Zukunft
von: Michael Welker