God, the mind's desire: reference, reason, and Christian thinking

This 2004 book reconfigures the basic problem of Christian thinking - 'How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God?' - as a twofold demand for integrity: integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. Centring around a provocative yet penetratingly faithful re-rea...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Janz, Paul D.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Subito Delivery Service: Order now.
Check availability: HBZ Gateway
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2004.
Series/Journal:Cambridge studies in Christian doctrine 11
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Philosophical theology / Realism / Cognition theory
Further subjects:B Kant, Immanuel ; 1724-1804
B Philosophical Theology
B Metaphysics
B Knowledge, Theory of
B Kant, Immanuel
B Kant, Immanuel 1724-1804
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521822411
Description
Summary:This 2004 book reconfigures the basic problem of Christian thinking - 'How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God?' - as a twofold demand for integrity: integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. Centring around a provocative yet penetratingly faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism, and drawing on an impelling confluence of contemporary thinkers (including MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Marion, Putnam, Nagel) Paul D. Janz argues that theology's 'referent' must be located within present empirical reality. Rigorously reasoned yet refreshingly accessible throughout, this book provides an important, attentively informed alternative to the growing trends toward obscurantism, radicalization and anti-reason in many recent assessments of theological cognition, while remaining equally alert to the hazards of traditional metaphysics. In the book's culmination, epistemology and Christology converge around problems of noetic authority and orthodoxy with a kind of innovation, depth and straightforwardness that readers of theology at all levels of philosophical acquaintance will find illuminating.
A reconnaissance of epistemology and theology -- Theology and the lure of obscurity -- Philosophy's perpetual polarities: anti-realism and realism -- Philosophy's perpetual polarities: making and finding -- Philosophy's perpetual polarities: act and being -- The Kantian inversion of 'all previous philosophy' -- Tragedy, empirical history and finality -- Penultimacy and Christology
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:0511487762
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511487767