53. Wolfhart Pannenberg

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Hans Schwarz

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch53

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Schwarz, H. (2012) Wolfhart Pannenberg, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch53

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Regensburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • Wolfhart Pannenberg, theologians of Germany;
  • theology as the science of God;
  • theological claims, not with empirical, but language events;
  • examining truth claim of theological assertions;
  • Pannenberg, of all thought, as resting on unprovable assumptions;
  • necessity for theological dimension;
  • phenomena of human existence, as in human biology, psychology;
  • theological questions to scientists;
  • scientific metaphors in theology


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theology as the Science of God

  • Provisionality of All Knowledge

  • Necessity for the Theological Dimension

  • Posing Theological Questions to Scientists

  • Scientific Metaphors in Theology

  • Note

  • References

  • Further Reading