Reli. Notes 36

Reli. Notes 36 - o Less focus on individual identity Simone...

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Heaven in the Contemporary World Reinhold Nieburh: o Argued the Biblical language was elusive on afterlife o Needed to be interpreted symbolically Paul Tillich: o Don’t take the Bible literally o Focus on finding “eternal life” in the present o All human existence will ultimately be reunited w/ cosmic matter o Challenges Christians to think more philosophically about afterlife Rudolph Bultmann: o Language of Bible is mythological (pre-scientific) o We should place more focus on the present life
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Unformatted text preview: o Less focus on individual identity Simone Weil: o Waiting for God o Another symbolist Realized eschatology: o Kingdom of God not in future, but at the present o Walter Rauschenbusch: Led The Social Gospel Movement We should help the poor and the oppressed Work on improving this world o Rosemary Radford Ruether: Sexism and God Talk Christianity has been world-denying Disrespectful to female bodies...
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