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978-1-4985-5404-6 • Hardback • November 2018 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-5405-3 • eBook • November 2018 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Daniel D. Shin is assistant professor of theology and world Christianity and E. Stanley Jones chair of evangelism at Drew University.
PART ONE: THEOLOGICAL HERMENEUTICS
Chapter 1: Frei’s Early Hermeneutics: Realistic Narrative Interpretation
Chapter 2: Realistic Narrative and the Public
Chapter 3: Frei’s Later Hermeneutics: The Literal Reading
PART TWO: CHRISTOLOGY
Chapter 4: The Unsubstitutable Identity of Jesus
Chapter 5: The Church and the World
THREE: THEOLOGICAL METHOD
Chapter 6: Theology and the Academy
Chapter 7: Use of Philosophy in Christian Theology
Chapter 8: Theology and Historical-Critical Inquiry
About the Author
This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of Hans Frei. It is thorough in its engagement with his writings and judicious in its judgments about his arguments. It clears away many misunderstandings of Frei's work. No one interested in Frei and his important accomplishments can afford to neglect this book.
— George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary
The works of Hans Frei are a valuable resource for contemporary theology, but they have proved all too easy to misconstrue. Daniel Shin has therefore done an important service in providing this wide-ranging and detailed guide to Frei’s theology. It is thoughtful, thorough, and sure-footed and will give explorers of Frei's work a well-drawn map to guide their steps—and will help them to see that his work is far more engaged, critical, and interdisciplinary than they might have thought. It deserves serious attention from anyone who wants to discover what Frei might have to contribute to theology today.
— Mike Higton, Durham University
Daniel Shin’s well-written study is a worthy addition to the literature on Hans Frei. The entirety of the book is helpful in understanding the movement of Frei’s thought over his career. Especially interesting is the way Shin integrates his nuanced analysis of Frei’s late-career engagement with Schleiermacher and with nineteenth-century historical criticism into his argument for the public nature of Frei’s theological program. This enjoyable book represents a significant advance in the conversation over Frei’s theological legacy—highly recommended!
— John Allan Knight, Marist College, author of Liberalism Versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth Century Theology
Books on the Postliberal Theology of Hans Frei and George Lindbeck are not new. But at least one critic has proclaimed the demise of this theological perspective. This book resoundingly demonstrates that reports of the demise of Postliberalism and the ideas of Frei are "greatly exaggerated!" Daniel Shin demonstrates here the vibrancy of Frei's inisghts for the 21st-century Church.
— Mark Ellingsen, author of The Integrity of Biblical Narrative