Hans Wilhelm Frei
An Annotated Bibliography
There is a long gap in Frei's work in the early sixties. If you know of anything from this time, please let me know.
- ?1960a 'Analogy and the Spirit in the Theology of Karl Barth'.
An unpublished 27-page typescript, which I tentatively date to the late 'fifties or early 'sixties: in style it resembles Frei's thesis (1956a) more than any other of his writings; Frei quotes the English translation of Church Dogmatics II/1 (1957) on pp.9-10; some of the content resembles 'Religion: Natural and Revealed' (1958a); the introduction (p.1) is phrased in such a way as to suggest that it was written before Barth's death in 1968; and Frei (p.1) mis-attributes the phrase 'God-intoxicated man' to Herder (as in The Doctrine of Revelation [1956a], p.555), but unlike his correct attribution to Novalis in 'Karl Barth - Theologian' (1969a), p.171. I obtained my copy through Charles A. Campbell, who draws on it in his book, Preaching Jesus.
- 1965a 'Feuerbach and Theology', paper delivered at the Annual
Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Vanderbilt University, in December;
published in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 35.3 (1967),
Atheism is no one thing, and Humean atheism differs from, and is more interesting than, Feuerbachian atheism. Marx is more interesting than either. The essay contains an early stab at understanding the place of David Friedrich Strauss.
- 1966a 'Theological Reflections on the Accounts of Jesus'
Death and Resurrection', Christian Scholar 49.4 (Winter), pp.263-306;
republished in TN, pp.45-93.
The first publication in what I have been calling Frei's 'Christology project'. It was followed by a longer, slightly popularised version (1967a). Both versions were commented upon in 1967b. Finally, the 1967a version was republished as The Identity of Jesus Christ (1975a) with a new Preface (1974i) and a concluding meditation (?1974f).
- 1967a 'The Mystery of the Presence of Jesus Christ',
Crossroads: An Adult Education Magazine of the Presbyterian Church
17.2 (Jan-Mar), pp.69-96; 17.3 (Apr-Jun), pp.69-96.
Cf. 1966a. The journal is defunct and obscure, and it is very difficult to get hold of this now, but the differences between it and 1975a are nearly all cosmetic. The final chapter adds a significant pneumatological, ecclesiological and political reflection to the argument of 1966a.
- 1967b 'Remarks in Connection with a Theological Proposal',
paper delivered at Harvard Divinity School, December; published in TN,
Cf annotation to 1966a for the relationship of this paper to 1966a and 1967a.
- 1968a Review of JYrgen Moltmann, The Theology of Hope
(New York: Harper & Row, 1967), Union Seminary Quarterly Review 23.3
Frei praises Moltmann for 'recapturing the dimension of history for theological purposes' (p.267) but then criticises him for doing that in the sense of proclaiming that history is 'the dialectic an all-encompassing historical process, comprehending events and cultural perspectives' (p.271).
- 1969a 'Karl Barth - Theologian', in Karl Barth and the
Future of Theology: A Memorial Colloquium Held at the Yale Divinity School,
January 28, 1969, ed. David L. Dickerman, Yale Divinity School Association,
pp.1-14, 28-9, 45-64; republished in Reflection 66.4 (May 1969),
pp.5-9; republished in TN, pp.167-76.
The earlier publication does not differ significantly from the later - except that the transcripts of the discussion following the presentation of the paper were included in the earlier version, including contributions from Frei on pp.13-14, 28-9 and 45-64.