Monday, June 11, 2018

If natural and human history is "historically contingent", then faith is "the behavior that is, in the last analysis, alone appropriate to reality."

     Wolfhart Pannenberg, "Contingency and natural law" (1970), trans. William C. Linss, in Toward a theology of nature:  essays on science and faith, ed. Ted Peters (Louisville, KY:  Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993), 76 and 116n11 (72-122).  An important additional "if" has been left out of this one sentence in particular:  and if there is this claim that the Judeo-Christian God is "the lord of the world" (112-113n5).

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