"Very often the Protestant polemic against the so-called analogia entis also completely misses the genuinely Evangelical approach to theological thought. This does not happen because an understanding of analogy which has not been understood is being disputed, but rather because these critics are thinking much too much in the same direction as the opponent which they believe they are combating. If all that were at stake were to respect God as the Totally Other, nothing would be more appropriate than to think up the much-scorned analogia entis. But that cannot ultimately be the concern of a theology which accords with the gospel. The great Przywara did then insist, in a certain tension with the tendency of his argumentation, that the constantly new experience of still greater similarities between God and creature may not fail to take place. ... Briefly put: the gospel is to be understood as the event of correspondence."
- Eberhard Jüngel in God as the Mystery of the World, 284, 286.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Jüngel and the Event of Correspondence.
This was paradigm-shifting for me: