Franz Bibfeldt's famously flexible theology comes to life for a new generation of readers in this revised and expanded edition of The Unrelieved Paradox
, which, besides completely reproducing the original 1994 volume, contains these noteworthy added features:
- A new preface by Martin Marty ("Not a classic!" he says)
- Previously unpublished essays by William Schweiker, Jean-Luc Marion, James T. Robinson, and Arthur Callaham
- Much more recent toasts to Bibfeldt by Ian Gerdon and Emanuelle Burton
- New artwork by David Morgan
"No theologian more thoroughly grasps the vicissitudes of my own hermeneutics [than does Bibfeldt]. Truly, Bibfeldt stands behind the text and in front of the text simultaneously; indeed, Bibfeldt is both time and narrative, both hermeneutics and human sciences, both Freud and philosophy. Bibfeldt, in short, is the text."
David Tracy and Schubert Ogden (joint statement)
"Franz Bibfeldt is the practitioner without peer of that ongoing conversation which simply is theology, and which can only ever become good theology as it is done in the service of endless plurality and indecisive ambiguity."
"It was Bibfeldt I had in mind when I wrote, in Dreams, Illusions, and Other Realities, that 'various transformations may seem to take place . . . but in the end we cannot tell whether anything has happened or not.' "