- FISCHER Georg - Les deux faces de Jérémie 52
- DE JONGE Henk Jan - Les origines historiques de l’attente du retour de Jésus
- GUIBAL Francis - Existence, sens, Ecriture(s) : la théologie fondamentale d’un théologien de la libération (J.-L. Segundo)
- CONRADY Jürgen, VOUGA François - L’expression de l’art comme connaissance de la vérité
- LIENHARD Fritz - La théologie en stages
Jeremiah 52 shows two faces : one is directed towards the Deuteronomistic History, the other towards the rest of Jeremiah. − Jer 52 takes over 2 Kings 24-25 in a more complete way, stressing more the individual responsibility and the loss of the Temple and its vessels. As repetition within the canon, it confirms for a second time the end of Jerusalem. − Astonishingly, this foreign text taken from the DtrH shows close ties with the book of Jer, being its necessary conclusion envisioned already in Jer 1, and also in Jer 39 and 50-51.
How did the belief in Christ’s second coming into being ? It is argued here that this belief is the Christian continuation of the Jewish expectation that the heavenly Son of Man would soon descend from Heaven to act as Judge and Saviour on behalf of God. This Jewish, apocalyptic expectation was shared by Jesus and its disciples. After Jesus’ death his disciples continued to believe that the Son of Man would come. But now they identified the coming Son of Man with Jesus. Thus they came to believe that Jesus would return.
F. Guibal examines the methodological foundations that sustain all the work of the late uruguayan Jesuit J. L. Segundo from an anthropological and hermeneutical point of view. These foundations might be regarded as a fundamental theology underlying and informing his theology of liberation. The question of scriptural inspiration (especially of the Old Testament) is thus taken up in perspectives of historical training and learning which eventually lead to the problematic perspective of a universal meaningfulness.
Taking their stand upon the reflexion of contemporary artists, the authors affirm the intelligibility of pictorial and musical language. A work of art is a form of language that structures the way we look at reality and gives meaning to the temporal experience of our existence. The authors also question the philosophical tradition which interprets works of art as metaphors of divine revelation. Starting from a theology of the incarnation, their aim is to understand and articulate the meaning born by the materiality of sounds and colors. A work of art may or may not be, in its materiality, an occasion for the presence of revelation.
This article attemps first to analyse the crisis of theology within the pastoral ministry. It then suggests a way out of this crisis by reiterating Schleiermacher’s definition of theology as interpretation directed towards praxis. Accordingly, theology is more a procedure than a body of knowledge and its teaching concerns more a method than the transmission of information. The aim of this perspective is to establish a new understanding of the relation between experience and theological texts.
Notes et chroniques
- RÖMER Thomas - Doit-on encore écrire des « théologies de l’Ancien Testament » ? A propos de quelques ouvrages récents
- MOSER Félix - Existence sacramentelle aujourd’hui ! A propos d’un livre récent