Newness in theology. How to tell a fashion from a paradigm shift

IVANA NOBLE, KATEŘINA BAUEROVA, ANNE-MARIE REIJNEN. What is really new in theology? What is the difference between a theological fashion and a genuine paradigm shift?
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Tired of academic theology
Hanna Reichel: I think at its best academic theology could be born out of the marvel, the wonder of the newness - and then trying to come to term with it by means of human reason, description, systematization, ap...
Creation as "the new" within God
Hanna Reichel: Creation as a child moving within god - takes up many biblical images and metaphors. And also does justice to a certain stubborn autonomy of creation. The dependency of creation on God then is some...
Hanna Reichel: Except, of course, if we extend the metaphor (and the bible does, too, whenever God argues with his inobedient children…), because after the child is born and grows and grows, every parent needs to...
very hegelian, isn't it?
Hanna Reichel: the idea of one turn after another, and yet it turns and spirals on into newness after all? what a dialectical movement…
A desire for wholeness
Hanna Reichel: I am not sure whether we should always give in to wholeness-talk. I agree that a desire for wholeness is something very human, but is it really the point of the gospel?
Thomas Renkert: Or, to put it differently, we have no earthly idea what wholeness means from God’s point of view. But this, on the other hand, should not prompt us to abandon or disregard a human conception of who...
Theology speaks ... about people
Hanna Reichel: I like this thought. At first glance, it looked so close to Bultmann’s “You can only speak about God by speaking about yourself” (I caricaturize, of course) - but only close, not the same, because ...
Thomas Renkert: I read this in a similar way. A “good theology” has to speak about “people” in a plural, neither subjectivistic nor collectivistic, but a communitarian and convivialistic way: our only “access” to...
"Singular theologians"... and Novelty?
Hanna Reichel: Would insisting on singular big heroes and heroines really grant newness? Why worship the big thinkers? Shouldn’t it be their thoughts that count? Revering the theologians itself is immediately the...
Was bitte ist denn "generic theology"?
Hanna Reichel: What is “generic theology” supposed to mean, anyway? Isn’t this just a polemical wiping-aside? What theology is truly generic, once you look at it individually?
Woher kommt der Hunger nach "Neuem"?
Hanna Reichel: Woher kommt eigentlich der Hunger nach Neuem? Wenn das Neue nicht an sich, qua Inhalt interessant ist (weil es DAS ist, was es ist), sondern anscheinend qua Form (eben weil es NEU ist)…? Ist das Au...
Arne-Florian Bachmann: Vielleicht ist das Buch Kohelet ein provokantes Zeugnis der Disillusionierung in der Suche nach dem “wahrhaft Neuen”: “nichts neues unter der Sonne” ist ja hier im Tonfall des Buchhalters gesproche...