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Främlingskap och tillhörighet: David Tracys hermeneutiska teologi och pluralitetens utmaningar
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies.
2004 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Estrangement and Belonging : David Tracy’s Hermeneutical Theology and the Challenges of Plurality (English)
Abstract [en]

This present thesis explores the hermeneutical theology of the North American catholic theologian David Tracy and the challenges plurality poses to modern theology. According to Tracy this challenge is to find a way to be open to plurality and the enrichments it brings, but that openness should not degenerate into a repressive tolerance, where anything can be said because nothing is taken seriously.

Tracy thinks that theology should meet this double challenge of plurality by being both critical and self-critical. In different periods of his authorship, he has developed three different configurations of this double critique. The first part of this thesis explores those configurations. The first one deals with the content of theology. Through a double critique Tracy employs an explicitly metaphysical mode of reflection. Later he configures the double critique through a mode of conversation where he focuses the method of theology. In the third configuration, where Tracy is interested in question of form in theology, he explores the fragment as a form for theology. A fragment is both fragmenting and fragmented.

So the investigation into the different configurations of the double critique in the theology of Tracy deals with three different themes in theology: content, method and form. In the second part of the thesis these three themes are discussed and how they can be understood in a theology where self-critique is not seen as an imported but limited phase in theology but as an integral and vital part of theology’s way of existence.

The conclusion of the thesis argues that Christian theology should have a form that is christomorphic in a particular kenotic way. That means that theology should work through forms that are not colonizing the inter-subjectively shared life-world but that actively makes an effort to provide space for the other to form his or her own identity

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2004. , 239 p.
Uppsala Studies in Faiths and Ideologies, ISSN 1102-7878 ; 14
Keyword [en]
Faiths and ideologies, David Tracy, hermeneutical theology, critique, self-critique, plurality, repressive tolerance, metaphysics, Paul Ricouer, conversation, Jürgen Habermas, fragments, Gianni Vattimo, content, method, form, kenotic form
Keyword [sv]
Tros- och livsåskådningsvetenskap
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-4236ISBN: 91-554-5901-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-4236DiVA: diva2:164488
Public defence
2004-04-23, Auditorium Minus, Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 13:15
Available from: 2004-04-02 Created: 2004-04-02 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

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