Event Title

P-09 A Cohesive Response to the Problem of Language in the Doctrine of God: A Phenomenological Approach

Presenter Information

Nathon L. Hilton, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

In recent decades, numerous theologians have risen to defend new approaches to the Doctrine of God that favor, amongst other views, anthropological, ethnocentric, feminist, and ecocritical interpretations that ultimately put into question how modern language functions to describe the Divine. By zooming into four case studies (Gen. 16:13-14; Ex. 3:13-15; Job 42:1-6; and Lk. 1:46-55), this project responds to these and other theological views by creating a model for the language of theology based upon the way in which Biblical authors engage God’s revelation. Amongst other things, I argue that the God-language employed throughout Scriptures relies upon an altogether theophanic, metaphoric, and paradoxical spectrum that provides a model for theological inquiry and discourse.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Davide Sciarabba

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-09 A Cohesive Response to the Problem of Language in the Doctrine of God: A Phenomenological Approach

Buller Hall Lobby

In recent decades, numerous theologians have risen to defend new approaches to the Doctrine of God that favor, amongst other views, anthropological, ethnocentric, feminist, and ecocritical interpretations that ultimately put into question how modern language functions to describe the Divine. By zooming into four case studies (Gen. 16:13-14; Ex. 3:13-15; Job 42:1-6; and Lk. 1:46-55), this project responds to these and other theological views by creating a model for the language of theology based upon the way in which Biblical authors engage God’s revelation. Amongst other things, I argue that the God-language employed throughout Scriptures relies upon an altogether theophanic, metaphoric, and paradoxical spectrum that provides a model for theological inquiry and discourse.