An Examination of Pannenberg's Fundamental Theological Anthropology and Its Breakthrough of Barth's Formal Anthropology
Keith Ka Fu CHAN and LI Haoyu

This paper argues that while Wolfhart Pannenberg and Karl Barth both ground their anthropologies on a Christological foundation, Barth on the one hand emphasizes the corresponding structure between Christ's humanity and human authentic humanity, and his epistemological foundation is located in the idea of God's self-revelation; Pannenberg on the other hand emphasizes the openness to the world and to God within human nature through the empirical-historical analysis of human manifestation. Moreover, even though Pannenberg starts his anthropological project "from below," this paper aims at demonstrating that his "from below" approach is justified by a close examination of his eschatological-historical approach of God's revelation and his idea of "human becoming."