(Sorry, I coukdn't find a picture of Frei)
The last game of the Round of 16 sees German Lutheran Pannenberg face American (German-born) Baptist, Hans Frei.
Panneberg (b. 1928) is a very academic theologian: one of his motivations is to show that theology can be a academic discipline as any other, and this has lead him to icorporate a lot of philosphy and natural science in his theology. Panneberg rose to fame because of the "Revelation as History"- discussion in the 60:s, and history has remained a important notion in his theology since. His three-volume Systematic theology is an excellent overview of the academic discussion on theology throughout the centuries.
Frei (1922-1988) fame as a theologian is based mostly on his work The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, a cornerstone of the Narrative theology. He is one of the central names in the Yale "post-liberal" school of theology. He also, towards the end of his life, wrote on Christology, and more works on Hermeneutics.
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That such things are “still” possible….
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