Can God be omnipotent and omniscient, and a human being be truly free at the same time? If human beings are free, does this not limit God's omnipotence and omniscience? Corduan makes use of Meister Eckhart, teacher at the University of Paris in the 13th century, as a guide to reflect on the God-man relationship.
Whose task is it to do theology? How and where must it take place? Friedrich Schleiermacher's views on revelation as feeling and dialectical conversation are critically discussed. His view on the church as a "dialectical community" is considered, and appreciation is expressed for his view that theology is ultimately the task of the church.
Philosophical views exert a strong influence on theology. This paper introduces themes from the philosophy of Hegel in contemporary German theology. Illustrations are given from the theology of Hans Kung, W. Pannenberg, Karl Barth, and K. Rahner. The author considers the appropriateness of incorporating thoughts from Hegel's philosophy in theology.