Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology

by Oliver D. Crisp, Michael C. Rea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199203563

ISBN-13: 9780199203567

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Philosophy in the English-speaking world is dominated by analytic approaches to its problems and projects; but theology has been dominated by alternative approaches. Many would say that the current state in theology is not mere historical accident, but is, rather, how things ought to be. On the other hand, many others would say precisely the opposite: that

Overview

Philosophy in the English-speaking world is dominated by analytic approaches to its problems and projects; but theology has been dominated by alternative approaches. Many would say that the current state in theology is not mere historical accident, but is, rather, how things ought to be. On the other hand, many others would say precisely the opposite: that theology as a discipline has been beguiled and taken captive by 'continental' approaches, and that the effects on the discipline have been largely deleterious. The methodological divide between systematic theologians and analytic philosophers of religion is ripe for exploration. The present volume represents an attempt to begin a much-needed interdisciplinary conversation about the value of analytic philosophical approaches to theological topics. Most of the essays herein are sympathetic toward the enterprise the editors are calling analytic theology; but, with an eye toward balance, the volume also includes essays and an introduction that try to offer more critical perspectives on analytic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203567
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Michael Rea
I: In Defense of Analytic Theology
1. On Analytic Theology, Oliver D. Crisp
2. Systematic Theology as Analytic Theology, William J. Abraham
3. Theology as a Bull Session, Randal Rauser
II: Historical Perspectives
4. A Conception of Faith in the Greek Fathers, John Lamont
5. "As Kant has Shown...": Analytic (and Synthetic) Theology in the Critical Philosophy, Andrew Chignell
6. Schleiermacher's Theological Anti-Realism, Andrew Dole
7. How Philosophical Theology Became Possible Within the Analytic Tradition of Philosophy, Nicholas Wolterstorff
III: On the Data for Theology: Scripture, Reason, and Experience
8. Scripture as the Word of God, Thomas McCall
9. On Believing that the Scriptures are Divinely Inspired, Thomas M. Crisp
10. The Contribution of Religious Experience to Dogmatic Theology, Michael Sudduth
11. Science and Religion in Constructive Engagement, Michael J. Murray
IV: Analytic Approaches Reconsidered
12. The Problem of Evil, Eleonore Stump
13. Hermeneutics and Holiness, Merold Westphal
14. Dark Contemplation and Epistemic Transformation: The Analytic Theologian Re-meets Teresa of Avila, Sarah Coakley

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