Hans Frei papers

A while ago, I made a number of transcripts of materials from the Hans Frei archive at Yale Divinity School available online, at their library website. Reorganisations at that site have made it difficult to find the papers now, so I’ve put up a set on my own pages: Hans W. Frei, Unpublished Pieces: Transcripts from the Yale Divinity School archive. The PDF of the complete collection is a 200 page book, so we’re talking quite a lot of material.

To whet your appetite, here’s the contents page:

I Theological Reflections

1. Analogy and the Spirit in the Theology of Karl Barth
2. Scripture as Realistic Narrative
3. On Interpreting the Christian Story
4. Historical Reference and the Gospels
5. The Specificity of Reference
6. History, Salvation-History, and Typology
7. God’s Patience and Our Work
8. On the Thirty-Nine Articles
9. Theological Hermeneutics

II Historical Investigations

10. Religious Transformation in the later Eighteenth Century
11. Herder
12. The Formation of German Religious Thought in the Passage from Enlightenment to Romanticism
13. Contemporary Christian Thought

III Reviews and Book Notes

14. Review of Wendelgard von Staden’s Darkness over the Valley
15. Notes on Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis

There are also a couple of extras on the website, not included in the pdf, including a letter from Frei to Gary Comstock in 1984, explaining why he is not a ‘pure narrativist’ of any kind.

2 Thoughts on “Hans Frei papers

  1. Hi Prof. Higton,

    Thanks once again for this…I have added a link to my sidebar at my blog, and added your site as well! Hope all is well (by the way, that first article is indeed rather difficult, but is also rather good!)


    dave belcher

  2. Luke Tallon on January 20, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

    Many thanks for posting these. We spent a lot of time this semester in the Scripture & Theology seminar at St Andrews on Frei and I was very disappointed that your work was no longer accessible through the Yale website. I will pass this link on to the rest of the seminar.
    Also, thanks for the work that went into ‘Christian Doctrine’, it was a great resource for an introduction to theology module I taught this fall.
    All strength.

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