Truth in Earthen Vessels

Untertitel:Catholic Reflections on Contextualization
Autoren:Gabriel, Ingeborg Gerda
Abstrakt:The article tries to show that contextuality and contextualization are central themes of Christian theology. It starts with general philosophical reflections based of H.-G. Gadamer’s hermeneutics. It then shows their theological implications that in Catholic theology have been treated mainly under the heading inculturation and this way been connected with the issues of Christian mission and cultural plurality. This is followed by an overview over three phases of contextualization in the West (St. Paul, Middle Ages; Vatican II). The concluding remarks reflect on the theological task of contextualization of the Christian faith in a globalized world.
Journaltitel:Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume:69 (1-4)
Peer reviewed:true