Kovács Ábrahám

Debreceni Református Hittudományi Egyetem

Publications: 3

Selye János Egyetem

Publications: 3

Dr. Kovács Ábrahám (Gyula, 1971) a Selye János Egyetem Református Teológia Karának egyetemi tanára és a Debreceni Református Hittudományi Egyetem Dogmatika Tanszékének egyetemi docense rendszeres teológus, történész és vallástörténész.

Publications of Ábrahám Kovács

This work presents concisely the theological statements of a Swiss and a Hungarian theologian, Karl Barth and Lajos Erőss, regarding Buddhism. Both theologians belonged to the trend of orthodoxy in their respective countries. While they lived and worked in different contexts of space and time, nonetheless both strongly opposed the view of liberal theology that Christianity was merely one of the many world religions. Erőss and Barth dealt with comparative theology of religions within the framework of systematic theology, but they never accepted the conclusions of liberal theology. In this study, first I introduce Erőss’ life and work and briefly examine his opinion about Buddhism. Then I analyse Barth’ view about Japanese Zen Buddhism, especially with regard to the objectivity of his standards of comparative religion. The study critically reflects on how Christian dogmatic approach was applied by the theologians while they investigated other religions’ relation to Christianity, especially when the tenants about salvation was studied in those respective religions. The paper argues that Barth was able to transcend his theological mind up to a certain point yet bent his conclusion always towards his strong theological predetermined opinion which made him famous.

Research articleReformátus Szemle 114.1 (2021)

In this study I intend to describe and introduce critically three basis approaches of Christianity, exclusivism, inclusivism and pluralism to other world religions and at the same time throw light on issues of interreligious dialogue and the problem of comparative theology. Having completed this task the paper deals with the novelty and fresh approach introduced by George Lindbeck a post liberal theologian and his approach will also be critically evaluated. It will be argued although Lindbeck’s cultural-linguistic model is useful for interreligious dialogue but it is a kind of repetition of the old liberal argument which also maintained the uniqueness of Christianity albeit in different mode than orthodox or traditional theology.

Research articleReformátus Szemle 108.4 (2015)

A teológiai liberalizmus főbb vonásait úgy érthetjük meg, ha először megvizsgáljuk annak „hitvallását”. A magyar liberális teológia fő célja, hogy a reformációtól a 19. századig húzódó szabadelvű keresztyénséget, azaz az általuk helyesnek tartott „evangéliumi szellemet az egyes korszakoknak megfelelő alakban felmutassa”.

Református Szemle 104.1 (2011)

The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it sets the historical context in which Aphrahat wrote his Demonstrations and deals with the interesting relationship between his writings, ‘against the Jews’ and the Sassanian persecution of Christians. It also treats his refutation of the Jewish charges. Secondly, it addresses his ‘unique’ view of christology which is not in line with the Nicene decision concerning one aspect yet at the same time it is congruent with it. The paper also tries to point out that his view on christology was ‘unique’ but not exceptional in the Early Church.

Református Szemle 102.2 (2009)