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The Glory of God in the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel

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The German Lutheran theologian Eberhard Jüngel offers an account of God as One whose many attributes are but more specific renderings of his glory. By describing the attributes as ingredient in God's inner-trinitarian life as expressed in the passion history, Jüngel offers a rich doctrine of God's glory that emphasizes the communicative character of the divine glory inasmuch as God communicates himself to us as he is, and is true to himself in all that he does. However, from a classical Reformed perspective, critical questions are raised with regards to Jüngel's understanding of the communicatio idiomatum, and his singular focus on the suffering and death of Jesus to the neglect of the life of Jesus.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Wycliffe College, 11–15 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H7, Canada.

Publication date: 01 October 2006

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