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Trust, Endangerment and Divine Vulnerability: An Interdisciplinary Conversation with Niklas Luhmann and K.E. Løgstrup

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Faith is trusting God in the midst of endangerment. Yet, human experience of excessive suffering has challenged any spontaneous trust in God. In this article, I reconsider the idea of faith as trust in God, adding an emphasis on the divine vulnerability in the incarnation, and I develop a more complex view of trust inspired by the Danish philosopher of religion K.E. Løgstrup and the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann. While Løgstrup sees trust as a basic phenomenon in human life that includes an expectation to be cared for, Luhmann highlights the ability of the trustee to transform the truster’s expectations. I use this view of trust to reconsider the relationship between trust and faith in the God of incarnation.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftDialog
Vol/bind56
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)391-401
Antal sider11
ISSN0012-2033
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017

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