Zur Logik des Christentums : eine philosophische Grundlegung ökumenischen Denkens im Ausgang von Anselm von Canterbury

Leiden Repository

Zur Logik des Christentums : eine philosophische Grundlegung ökumenischen Denkens im Ausgang von Anselm von Canterbury

Title: Zur Logik des Christentums : eine philosophische Grundlegung ökumenischen Denkens im Ausgang von Anselm von Canterbury
Author: Göbel, Christian
Publisher: Theology/Religious Studies, Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2012-12-05
Keywords: Anselm of Canterbury
Atonement theory
God-world-relationship
Cur Deus homo-Proslogion-Monologion
Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue
God's love and justice
Logic of Christianity
Ontological and cosmological argument
Religion and morality
Theology of religions
Abstract: Highlighting the (often ignored) link between "Cur Deus homo" and "Proslogion", the thesis examines the ‘logic of Christianity’ Anselm of Canterbury seeks to demonstrate in an inter-religious context; his atonement theory is not necessarily a result of an ill-conceived religious image of God but rather can be seen to follow from a heightened ontological awareness regarding the conceivability of the God-world relationship; his philosophical theology informs his soteriology. Yet, his attempt to think God’s justice and love together remains aporetic. The thesis further explores the (allegedly) ‘a priori’ character of the ‘ontological argument’ and proposes – pointing out the a posteriori dimensions in the conceptual genesis of Anselm’s theology – a cosmological reconstruction of the unum argumentum, thus arguing for a different answer to the problem Anselm tries to solve in CDH by postulating the necessary death of Christ on the cross. Our critique of Anselm’s God-concept (philosophical and biblical ‘unfittingness’) provides the philosophical groundwork for an alternative, ecumenical, Christian logic of the unconditional: from unconditional being to unconditional love, so that the all-creator is also the all-embracing, all-sustaining, all-redeeming father-God; and unconditional love demands: a review of the religion-morality-relationship (‘Christian Overman’), unconditional ecumenism, and a lived ethos of universal humanity.
Description: Promotor: W.B. Dress
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Göbel, C., 2012, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/20238
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
application/pdf Full text 2.266Mb View/Open
application/pdf Cover 1.264Mb View/Open
application/pdf Title page_Acknowledgements_Contents 167.5Kb View/Open
application/pdf Introduction 239.9Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part I 113.1Kb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 1 272.3Kb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 2 308.9Kb View/Open
application/pdf Chapter 3 680.4Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part II 155.8Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part II Chapter 1 254.8Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part II Chapter 2 356.5Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part II Chapter 3 566.0Kb View/Open
application/pdf Part II Chapter 4 431.0Kb View/Open
application/pdf Epilogue 166.4Kb View/Open
application/pdf Bibliography_Index 297.6Kb View/Open
application/pdf Appendix_Summar ... ummary in Dutch_Biography 225.0Kb View/Open
application/pdf Propositions 112.9Kb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)