Revelation, Religion, and Culture in Kwame Bediako and Karl Barth
Hartman, Timothy, Religious Studies - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Jones, Paul, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
In this dissertation, I analyze the comprehensive work of Ghanaian theologian Kwame Bediako (1945-2008) and place the themes that arise—revelation, religion, and culture—in constructive dialogue with the mature Christology of Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968) in his Church Dogmatics IV.3, §69. In doing so, the dissertation performs its major claim: I argue for the necessity of cross-cultural theological comparisons to navigate contemporary theological and religious questions, including the complex nature of Christianity in the world today.
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Christian Theology, Kwame Bediako, Karl Barth, Divine Revelation, Religion, Culture, Contemporary Theology, World Christianity
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