Offenbarung und Entzug. Eine theologische Untersuchung zur Transzendenz aus phänomenologischer Perspektive
Research fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in Systematic Theology (Dogmatics and Philosophy of Religion) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Current Research Activities:
Patrick Ebert is currently working on a habilitation thesis on the historical condition (conditio historica) of theology, i.e., the possibilities and impossibilities of a theology of history and its implications for a philosophy of science of theology.
“God and Spirituality“ in the award-winning publication:
This work argues that God’s revelation presents itself in the biblical texts as a paradoxical process of showing and withdrawing. It tries to systematically discuss this connection between God’s showing and God’s withdrawing in the event of revelation as an encounter (Widerfahrnis) in a course through the theologically relevant motifs of hiddenness and transcendence, in an analysis of influential and current positions on the theology of revelation, and in the elaboration of a methodology within the framework of a presentation of the relevant phenomenological discourse (M. Heidegger, J.-L. Marion, M. Henry, E. Levinas, J. Derrida, B. Waldenfels), in order to finally present its own theological outline of revelation which understands revelation as an in-between event of pathos and response and which is unfolded in its spatio-temporal (eschatological), christological, pneumatological, and trinitarian implications. Within this outline, the moment of faith as a responsive event and the constitutive mediality of the event of revelation are also thematized to get a new perspective on the connection of God’s revelation, the media of revelation, and faith as response to God’s showing – but this showing is always a showing itself in withdrawing itself (Sichzeigen im Sichentziehen).
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