Monday, October 3, 2016

David Bosch

This one's about theology for a change. Postliberal or narrative theology is very common today, although not many churchgoing people are aware of it. South Africa had a celebrated postliberal theologian by the name of David Bosch. I find Bosch more interesting than the rest, who seem out merely to promote the theory. Bosch seems to be more honest about it, wrestling with some real doubts in his writing. And so his thinking seems to be of a more South African character, too. As an example, he wrote about “the sense of inadequacy of our heuristic impulse”. And yet he adopted post-liberalism as, I suppose, his own most believable option. OBSERVATION: I met David Bosch in Z├╝rich, about 1979.

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