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Brunner, Heinrich Emil

(1889–1966). B. Winterthur, Switz.; educ. Zurich, Berlin, and New York; taught in 1916–24; prof. Zurich, Switz., 1924–53; lectured in Eng. 1913; pastor Obstalden, Canton Glarus, Switz., US and Jap.; helped est. dialectical* theol.; opposed theol. of experience; emphasized use of Word of God in approach to modern man; with M. Buber* and F. Ebner* he emphasized confrontation with God in an I-Thou relationship; involved in ecumenical* movement. Works include Erlebnis, Erkenntnis und Glaube; Wahrheit als Begegnung (tr. A. W. Loos, The Divine-Human Encounter); Der Mensch im Widerspruch (tr. O. Wyon, Man in Revolt); Das Gebot und die Ordnungen (tr. O. Wyon, The Divine Imperative); Dogmatik (tr. O. Wyon, Dogmatics); Das Ewige als Zukunft und Gegenwart (tr. H. Knight, Eternal Hope). See also I-It and I-Thou; Dogmatics, B 5; Switzerland, Contemporary Theology in, 6–8.

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