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Existential Theology

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Author(s): Nethöfel, Wolfgang | Moore, Scott H.
1. Term Existential theology is the name of a 20th-century theological movement that is informed by certain commitments within philosophical existentialism. As such, existential theology is theological reflection on human existence and its struggle with radical freedom, alienation, anxiety, choice, and responsibility. This struggle is most evident in the human wrestling with the proclamation of Jesus as the Christ as it is described in the works of Paul, Augustine, M. Luther, B. Pascal, and S. Kierkegaard, and as it has become a feature of the intellectual history of the West. As an …