God, Revelation and History? History and Revelation in the Thought of Carl F. H. Henry
In a series of 1964 Christianity Today articles, Carl F. H. Henry called Wolfhart Pannenberg the way out of the “chaos in European theology.” Henry found common cause in Pannenberg to reunite revelation and history against the dialectical or existential “theology of the word” of a Barth or Bultmann. In today’s theological landscape, the function of history in Scriptural interpretation is a key contested area between biblical studies and systematic theology. Henry’s engagement with Pannenberg illuminates problems which confront theology’s orientation to the historical aspects of the faith. Henry’s legacy has much to offer to biblical scholars and theologians about history and its proper relationship to revelation.
Jason Stanghelle is a current PhD Candidate at TEDS in Theological Studies with an emphasis in Old Testament. Jason majored in Physics at Truman State University before following his Dad’s footsteps to Trinity where he received his Master of Divinity and then continued on into the PhD Program. Jason also works at Trinity College both as an Adjunct Professor where he teaches Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies classes, and also as an Assistant Resident Director. Jason’s research interests focus on the biblical prophets and continental philosophy, especially later Heidegger and the philosophy of place.