Wolfhart Pannenberg

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Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928-2014)

Wolfhart Pannenberg (2 October 1928 – 4 September 2014) was a German theologian. He has made a number of significant contributions to modern theology, including his concept of history as a form of revelation centered on the Resurrection of Christ, which has been widely debated in both Protestant and Catholic theology, as well as by non-Christian thinkers. – Wikipedia

Christianity and the West by Wolfhart Pannenberg December 1994 FirstThings.com

The Present and Future Church by Wolfhart Pannenberg November 1991 FirstThings.com

“According to Christianity, the message of the Kingdom of God is the indispensable condition for meaningful human life, individual and social. The Kingdom of God is not something that we can bring about, nor is it identical with the life of the church. It is, rather, the horizon and criterion of individual and social life, including the life of the church. The church’s mission is to be a sign of the Kingdom. The Kingdom itself is the content of the eschatological hope for the transformation of our mortal lives through participation in God’s eternal glory by the power of His Spirit in the resurrection of the dead. The advance pledge of this hope is the crucified and risen Christ. Now in an anticipatory manner, and one day fully, we overcome the limits of our present and provisional existence by participating in the New Life that entered the world in the resurrection of Jesus.”

Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928-2014) HomeBrewedChristianity.com

Kennedy Classics – Noble Origin and Destiny YouTube.com

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