• ‘Bitter Tonic for our Time – Why the Church Needs the World: Peter Taylor Forsyth on Henrik Ibsen’

    Author(s):
    Jason Goroncy (see profile)
    Date:
    2006
    Group(s):
    Theology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Henrik Ibsen, P. T. Forsyth, Ibsen
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66D85
    Abstract:
    Abstract: Why does the Church need the world? This paper seeks to explore what today’s Church might learn from secular ‘apostles’ and ‘prophets’ as part of its ongoing mission to, for and with the world that God so loves. In particular, it will investigate the role that poets, dramatists and other artists might play in identifying humanism’s problem of downplaying moral realism – a problem that Church has often failed to critically grasp. The excursion will proceed via the engagement of the Scottish Congregationalist theologian Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848–1921) with one of his contemporaries, the Norwegian poet and dramatist, Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906). Forsyth provides us with a model of how we might engage our world with candor, humility and gospel courage.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    European Journal of Theology
    Volume:
    15
    Start Page:
    105
    End Page:
    118
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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