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Review: Truth as Encounter

Conclusion: Brunner’s Truth as Encounter with its leitmotif of relationship should be rediscovered by theology and the church. Admittedly, this is a very old book. It does not look very attractive. It’s author is not as widely read anymore. However, I believe that this book is of utmost importance expecially for our times; even more […]

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A Relational Solution for Climate Change

I have little knowledge about climate change. I know very little about politics. Nevertheless, as a theologian, I believe that I can make a contribution to the discussion that is both meaningful and perhaps a bit refreshing, since it takes a different perspective than what you hear day in day out. If I am honest, […]

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19 Thingifications

Depersonalization in everyday life… Emil Brunner adapts in his relational theology the conception of Buber (and Ebner) of an I-You vs. an I-it relationship. Simplified one can say that I-You stands for relationships and encounters in which we see the other as a truly “other” human being, as a person and not just an object. […]

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Saving the Service: Truth as Encounter

We have a crisis of the church service. As usual the catholic church is not as much affected by it as the protestant churches, but the reasons for this are manifold and not the topic of this article. People are leaving the church or they are still part of it, but do not attend the […]

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My Son, Emil Brunner and Subjectivism vs Objectivism

Today we were eating lunch and out of nothing one of my sons asked the following question: “Dad, how can I believe, if I cannot proof that God exists? I want to believe, but I cannot believe when I don’t have proof.” First of all I was a proud father: My son asks really good […]