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By Konrad Raiser

This publication provides a suite of texts via the German physicist and thinker Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker (1912-2007) in English, to be used in seminars at the philosophy of faith, the comparative research of faith, yet to boot at the courting among faith and the medical worldview. so much texts look in English for the 1st time. Weizsäcker turned well-known via his works in physics, typically within the early improvement of nuclear physics. Later he may additionally develop into renowned as a thinker and analyst of up to date tradition. He additionally labored very intensely on tasks for the prevention of nuclear struggle and for peace in general.

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This theory, too, is probably only one of the great historical plateaus. One cannot think what one does not do. The external actions exist under the uncertainty of the political future. The inner work is to become receptive to new perception. Doing here means to let it happen. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker in May 1951 at the General Assembly of the Deutsches Museum, Munich. 1 I hope you still hear their wild and wonderful poetry ringing in your ears, and still keep in your minds the drama of the slaughter of gods by which in their view the world came about.

1007/978-3-319-03704-2_3, Ó The Author(s) 2014 27 28 3 Creation in the Old Testament And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth.

Let us leave the political scene for a while and turn to the development of concepts, of Christian thought. In earliest times, when the second coming of Christ was expected from day to day, no consistent self-interpretation of Christianity may have been needed. The gospel told itself from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart. But even this is an abstraction. The gospel was told in a language which had been there before the gospel, and there is no language that would not carry with it an implicit philosophy.

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