Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt <p><span class="First">D</span>anmarks førende fagteologiske tidsskrift. Udgives af Forlaget eksistensen i samarbejde med Det Teologiske Fakultet i København og Afdeling for Teologi på Aarhus Universitet.</p> <p>Tidsskriftet modtog til og med årgang 2021 støtte fra Det Frie Forskningsråd.</p> <p>Årgang 2023 støttes af FOF og Tænketanken Prospekt.</p> <p> </p> da-DK jst@teol.ku.dk (Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen) henrik@eksistensen.dk (Henrik Brandt-Pedersen) Mon, 18 Sep 2023 09:38:07 +0200 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Indhold og kolofon DTT 2023-2 https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140676 Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140676 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200 Forord https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140679 Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen, Nete Helene Enggaard Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140679 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200 Den Danske Folkekirkes Bekendelsesskrifter https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140681 <p>In this article, we consider methodological challenges and promises for a contemporary Lutheran engagement with confessional writings. We approach the confessional writings of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church as both well-known and strange or even uncanny, and we consider five methodological issues in regard to their possible theology: (1) Their “difference and unity”, (2) their relation to the practice of the Danish church and their possible identity as “law”, (3) their relation to theology and academia, (4) their context(s) and genre(s) and, (5) their histories and function(s). Through this consideration, we argue for emphasizing the differences of the writings and for a conception of their unity as a seemingly paradoxical, but in fact reasonable, open and dynamic structure of differences. This implies an open, transformational or eschatological, “both-and” structure concerning their content and function; they are not perceivable as an abstract unity, not a law, not pure texts, not expressions of a single genre and not purely conservative documents. However, they also cannot be identified only as purely separated entities, powerless practices, unrelated and arbitrary, but through their differences, practices, contexts and histories, they expose new coherences and continuities. Through this, they contribute to confirmation and transformation of relations and events and they are, in this specific sense, writings for the future. They raise questions concerning contemporary conceptions of God, world and self and they indirectly contribute to answers beyond both the binaries and the totalities of the modern and postmodern situation.</p> Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen, Nete Helene Enggaard Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140681 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200 Retfærdiggørelse som troens indhold og teologiens norm https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140682 <p>Among the Confessions of the Danish Evangelical-Lutheran Church, the Augsburg Confession plays a special role as the one which, together with Luther’s Little Catechism, expresses the Lutheran identity of the Danish Evangelical-Lutheran Church. Among the Augsburg Confession’s articles, article number four has traditionally been considered the center of the entire confession and thus seen as an expression of the basic content of faith and hence also as the norm of theology. If one looks at the later, modern and contemporary Lutheran discussions of article four more closely, they concern above all discussions about how the connection between the content of faith and the norm of faith should be understood. In this contribution, we affirm the importance, depth and contemporary relevance of this discussion and propose an open interpretation that does not reduce Lutheran theology to a matter of either content or norm, but rather asks about the context of content and the limits and possibilities the methods of theology.</p> Christine Svinth-Værge Põder, Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140682 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200 Konkordiebog og Kirkeordinans https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140683 <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">The <span class="Kursiv">Book of Concord</span> (1580) is the normative collection of confessions in the worldwide Lutheran Church. The present Danish Lutheran Church is an exception due to Danish King Frederik II’s rejection of the <span class="Kursiv">Book of Concord</span> in 1580. This article reviews the historical background for the <span class="Kursiv">Book of Concord</span> and especially the history and theology of the <span class="Kursiv">Formula Concord</span>. It pays special attention to the use of Luther and <span class="Kursiv">Confessio Augustana</span> (<span class="Kursiv">Invariata</span>) as theological authorities in <span class="Kursiv">Formula Concord</span>. In Denmark, Philippist theology was the predominant way of thinking theology in the late 16<span class="Superscript">th</span> century, yet it is not barely the contrast to a presumed Gnesiolutheran biased <span class="Kursiv">Formula Concord</span>, which can explain the Danish rejection of <span class="Kursiv">Book of Concord</span> and <span class="Kursiv">Formula Concord</span>. Denmark already had a collection of confessions, a corpora doctrinae, the article argues, in form of its <span class="Kursiv">Church Ordinance</span> (1537/39) (co-authored by Wittenberg-theologian Bugenhagen) and i.a. the Niels Hemmingsen authored legislative documents, De <span class="Kursiv">Tabella de Coena Domini</span> (1557) and the <span class="Kursiv">Foreigner’s Articles</span> (1569). Furthermore, Danish foreign policy was to a greater extent than the other Lutheran countries bound by an expectation of Catholic reaction and for that reason the need for a pan-Protestant alliance. In this way, the Danish process of fixing a Lutheran confession resulted in a more pragmatic way of being a confessional Lutheran church and state.</span></p> Rasmus H.C. Dreyer Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140683 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200 Den Nikænske Bekendelse og homoousien https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140684 <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">This article discusses the Nicene Creed with special regard to the concept of <span class="Kursiv">homoousios</span> (<span class="Kursiv">consubstantiation</span>), which Jean-Luc Nancy recently has claimed to be <span class="Kursiv">the</span> defining moment of Western philosophy and the self-deconstructive dynamic of Christianity. While Adolf Martin Ritter, Pier Franco Beatrice, Christopher Stead, Heinrich Dörrie, Eberhard Jüngel, Thomas F. Torrance, and others provide theological and historical accounts of the Nicene Creed, this article explores a possible contemporary philosophical interpretation of the Nicene <span class="Kursiv">homoousios </span>as the concept of the “concept” in Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s <span class="Kursiv">Science of Logic</span>. Michael Theunissen’s social philosophical reconstruction of the Hegelian “concept” as a theory of <span class="Kursiv">communicative freedom </span>articulates the strong identity of the self and the other as two distinct moments implied in the Johanine word: “for God is love” (1 John 4, 7). The <span class="Kursiv">homoousios</span> should be construed as the unity of freedom and love beyond indifference (<span class="Kursiv">Gleichgültigkeit</span>) and dominance (<span class="Kursiv">Herrschaft</span>) in Hegel’s critical account of metaphysics. <span class="Kursiv">Homoousios</span>, then, is the normative ideal and signature of modernity, which in Hegel’s philosophy of the Spirit indicates the movement of the concept from substance to subjectivity as the self-movement of divine love. </span></p> Carsten Pallesen Copyright (c) 2023 Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift https://tidsskrift.dk/dtt/article/view/140684 Mon, 18 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200