Wolfhart Pannenberg // Don H. Olive.


With its intention of being no more than a snapshot of a man, his context, and his works, the Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series hosts various scholars broadly sketching the previous generations’ most formative theologians and philosophers–here, Olive swiftly explores Wolfhart Pannenberg. According to Olive, Pannenberg’s most scandalous and pivotal contribution is “eschatologically orientated ontology.” In other words, future is true reality, true history, and true truth. The present is racing toward fulfillment and meaning–the future. And how can the present know where to race–what future to envision and chase? Jesus of Nazareth. He is the future breaking into the present.

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