The Cosmic Christ’s End. The Cosmological Meaning of Christ in an Interreligious Perspective, with a Focus on Jewish-Christian Eschatology

Losch, Andreas (2017). The Cosmic Christ’s End. The Cosmological Meaning of Christ in an Interreligious Perspective, with a Focus on Jewish-Christian Eschatology. In: Fuller, Michael; Evers, Dirk; Runehov, Anne; Sæther, Knut-Willy (eds.) Issues in Science and Theology: Are we Special? Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology: Vol. 4 (pp. 43-52). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-62124-1_4

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The current scientific framework of the discovery of exoplanets provides a particular challenge to Christianity, with its belief in the incarnation of Christ in its center. Given the new insights of potential life beyond our planet, the Christian point of view could be challenged as being too anthropocentric and geocentric. The problem is not a totally new one, as christocentrism is already questioned by interreligious dialogue on Earth. I will survey the options there are, focusing on a very particular relation, the one between Christianity and Judaism. Within this interreligious dialog, I will concentrate on the eschatological dimension as a test case for my Christological model. According to the Jewish philosopher of religion Franz Rosenzweig, it is just the idea of a Christ which will lose its impact at the end of all days. How does this challenge relate to the necessity of the idea of a ‘Cosmic Christ’?

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [disontinued] > Institute of Systematic Theology [discontiued] > Dogmatics and the History of Philosophy [discontiued]
01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [disontinued] > Institute of Biblical Studies [discontinued] > Languages [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Losch, Andreas

Subjects:

200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology

ISBN:

978-3-319-62124-1

Series:

Issues in Science and Religion: Publications of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Losch

Date Deposited:

15 Feb 2018 14:06

Last Modified:

27 Oct 2019 00:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-62124-1_4

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.108054

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/108054

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