Being in Time: The Interpretive Nature of the Christian Faith

Speaker(s): Jens Zimmermann
Date: March 22, 2005
Length: 1:07:30
Product ID: RGDL3438G

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This lecture explores the validity of cultural prejudices of the Christian faith by outlining its radically hermeneutic nature. The main thesis of this lecture is that Christianity is a deeply historical faith whose constitutive relation to God's self-revelation in Jesus Christ has to be lived out interpretively. Only when the Christian faith understands itself as essentially hermeneutical can it uphold its universal claim to be the only true religion with the humility necessary to serve as a witness to the one who died to save the world.

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Jens Zimmermann is Associate Professor of German and English at Trinity Western University and has been awarded a five-year Canadian Council Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture, beginning in the fall of 2006. He has published works across several disciplines, including Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: an Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation and, with Dr. Norman Klassen, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational humanism and the future of university education.

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