Critical Realism and the Theological Science of Wolfhart Pannenberg: Exploring the Commonalities

Page, James S. (2003) Critical Realism and the Theological Science of Wolfhart Pannenberg: Exploring the Commonalities. Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, Theology, History and Science, 10(1/2), pp. 71-84.

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The commonalities between critical realism and the theological science of Wolfhart Pannenberg are examined. It is suggested that the commonalities exist in the following areas: 1) the programme of revelation-as-history and the implications of this for a philosophy-of-history, 2) the view of the resurrection of Jesus as event, 3) the approaches to understanding Jesus in history, 4) the relationship of theology to philosophy-of-science, and 5) the understanding of God as the all-determining reality. It is suggested that within the theological science of Wolfhart Pannenberg one might find some theological foundations for critical realism, or at least some scope for future dialogue.

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Keywords: critical realism, theological science, science of God, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Roy Bhaskar, religious discourse, interplay between science and religion, transcendental critical realism, mind, independent reality, individual perception, cultural perception, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, wholism, perception of reality, evolution, evolutionary origins of human knowledge, unity of method, social and natural sciences, incomplete status, revelation, as, history, totality of human history, totality of human experience, end of history, eschatological, salvation history, self, revelation of God, evolutionary epistemology, extrasubjective reality, objective resurrection, Jesus, external event, out, there quality, empty tomb tradition, appearances tradition, New Testament, resurrection event, personal faith, personal commitment, inner world, private world, human consciousness, resurrection theology, critical realist epistemology, extra, subjective reality, non, theological theologian, Christology, form above, from below, Logos Christology, liberal theologians, hermeneutical, hermeneutics, philosophical context, critical rationalism, falsification, theology of the history of religions, study of religion, study of religions, existence of a deity, paradox, non, disciplinary approach, definiting of God, defining God, all, determining reality, alle bestimmende Wirklichkeit, existentialist theologians, ultimate concern, theological application, relapse into positivism, common ground, Ian Barbour, Rudolf Bultmann, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arthur Peacocke, Karl Popper, Roy Sellars, Brad Shipway, Janet Soskice, Paul Tillich, J, Wentzel van Huyssteen, James Smith Page
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS (220400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Bridges
Deposited On: 23 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:39

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