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Resurrection and Moral Imagination

Resurrection and Moral Imagination

Sarah Bachelard
June 30, 2017

Moral life gathers its shape, force and meaning in relation to an underlying sense of reality, imaginatively conceived. Significant contemporary writing in philosophy appeals to the concept of ’transcendence’ to explore what is deepest in our moral experience, but leaves this notion theologically...

Rationality as Virtue: Towards a Theological Philosophy

Rationality as Virtue: Towards a Theological Philosophy

Lydia Schumacher
March 31, 2017

For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, this book lays the foundation for an innovative effort to overturn the longstanding problem of proving...

The Future of Reason, Science and Faith: Following Modernity and Post-Modernity

The Future of Reason, Science and Faith: Following Modernity and Post-Modernity

J. Andrew Kirk
December 05, 2016

Focusing on the history of ideas, this book explores important questions concerning knowledge in relation to philosophy, science, ethics and Christian faith. Kirk contributes to the current debate about the intellectual basis and integrity of Western culture, exploring controversial issues...

Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood

Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood

Patrick Sheil
November 15, 2016

The Danish Christian existentialist Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) and the Jewish Lithuanian-born French interpreter of modern phenomenology Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) have enabled theology and philosophy to illuminate and confront one another in radical and important ways. This book addresses...

Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

Chris L. Firestone
November 11, 2016

This book examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology. Firestone shows that Kant's philosophy establishes three distinct grounds for transcendental theology and then evaluates the form and content of theology that emerges when Christian...

Wonder, Value and God

Wonder, Value and God

Robin Attfield
July 26, 2016

This book relates the value present in the natural world and in human creativity to an underlying purpose which it traces in creation. It opens by invoking the wonder aroused by nature's value and celebrated by poets, and moves to a cosmic purpose as the best explanation of this value. Natural...

Renewing Spiritual Perception with Jonathan Edwards: Contemporary Philosophy and the Theological Psychology of Transforming Grace

Renewing Spiritual Perception with Jonathan Edwards: Contemporary Philosophy and the Theological Psychology of Transforming Grace

Ray S. Yeo
July 07, 2016

Jonathan Edwards’ theologically sophisticated psychology of grace remains one of the deepest and most fertile theological psychologies in the Protestant tradition. The heart of his account lies in his foundational doctrine of spiritual perception where he locates the psychological core of the...

Theological Philosophy: Rethinking the Rationality of Christian Faith

Theological Philosophy: Rethinking the Rationality of Christian Faith

Lydia Schumacher
December 09, 2015

For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, Theological Philosophy seeks to overturn the longstanding problem of proving faith's rationality and to...

Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions

Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions

David Cheetham
April 11, 2013

Exploring the different points of view and 'tones of voice' adopted in theology for the meeting of religions, this book presents a contemporary philosophical and theological engagement with key issues of how different faiths might meet, of comparative philosophy of religion, of the use of...

Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Placing Nature on the Borders of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Forrest Clingerman, Mark H. Dixon
August 19, 2011

The natural world has been "humanized": even areas thought to be wilderness bear the marks of human impact. But this human impact is not simply physical. At the emergence of the environmental movement, the focus was on human effects on "nature." More recently, however, the complexity of the term...

Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities

Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities

Olli-Pekka Vainio
September 28, 2010

After the postmodern turn, every tradition seeks the right to have their own rules of rational discourse. The crucial question is: are there ways to communicate between the traditions so that the traditions do not need to give up their identities in order to take part in conversation? Vainio...

Talking about God: The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language

Talking about God: The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language

Roger M. White
May 24, 2010

A fundamental question for theology is the question how we are to understand the claims that we make about God. The only language we can understand is the language we use to talk about human beings and their environment. How can we use that language to talk about God while respecting the infinite...

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