TRUTH AS ENCOUNTER by Emil Brunner

TRUTH AS ENCOUNTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The volume offers a new and much-enlarged edition of the work by the eminent Swiss theologian first issued as The Divine-Human Encounter, in 1943. In a brief preface, the author points to the paradox implicit in the new title (rejected in the first edition), which he undertakes to ""explain copiously."" As set forth in the foreword to the first edition, the premise upon which the volume is based rejects the subject-object antithesis taken over from Greek thought in favor of the Biblical conception of truth as arising in the encounter between God and men. Although the position taken by Brunner in this volume has been treated in such works as his Dogmatics -- which have appeared since the first edition was published -- his reasons for re-issuing this work are explained in his foreword to this edition. Students of Brunner's theological thought, of whom there are many, will welcome this new issue of a work whose essential position seems to be coming more and more into the center of theological concern today.

Pub Date: April 13th, 1964
Publisher: Westminster