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The Resurrection of Jesus and Roman Catholic Fundamental Theology

Francis Schüssler Fiorenza

in The Resurrection

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269854
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600517 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269854.003.0009
 The Resurrection of Jesus and Roman Catholic Fundamental Theology

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Francis Schüssler Fiorenza develops a fundamental theological approach to Jesus’ resurrection that takes seriously the contemporary critique of foundationalism. He first discusses two different contemporary approaches within fundamental theology to the resurrection of Jesus: one emphasizing probability and combining internal and external reasons, the other focusing on the life of Jesus. After analysing two distinct genre of New Testament testimonies, hymnic material, and appearances narratives, he treats the importance and function of the testimony not only as an avenue of openness to transcendence, but also as a key for the interpretation of the New Testament texts. He concludes with reflections on the nature of metaphor, historical reconstruction, hermeneutical interpretation, and the relations between the object and ground of faith.

Keywords: appearances narratives; critique; external reasons; foundationalism; fundamental theology; ground of faith; hermeneutical interpretation; historical reconstruction; hymnic material; internal reasons; life of Jesus; metaphor; New Testament; object; probability; Resurrection; testimonies; transcendence

Chapter.  14423 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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