Theology: Prophet of the Future God

Secularization — the historical process by which man increasingly controls the universe, thereby seeming to diminish God's dominion — sounds by definition like a threat to Christianity; in fact, it is a divine gift to man that has its roots in Biblical revelation. Such is the in sight of one of the century's greatest and least known Protestant thinkers:

Friedrich Gogarten, 80, professor emeritus of systematic theology at Göttingen University in West Germany and currently visiting professor at the Methodists' Perkins School of Theology in Dallas.

To those who have mastered his convoluted...

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