Faith Beyond Reason

Faith Beyond Reason

by C. Stephen Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 080284555X

ISBN-13: 9780802845559

Pub. Date: 04/14/1998

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

This volume provides an explanation and defense of a view of faith and reason found in the writings of Soren Kierkegaard and others that is often called fideism. Carefully distinguishing indefensible forms of fideism that involve a rejection of reason from responsible forms of fideism that require reason to become self-critical, C. Stephen Evans unfolds a…  See more details below

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This volume provides an explanation and defense of a view of faith and reason found in the writings of Soren Kierkegaard and others that is often called fideism. Carefully distinguishing indefensible forms of fideism that involve a rejection of reason from responsible forms of fideism that require reason to become self-critical, C. Stephen Evans unfolds a Kierkegaardian view that genuine religious knowledge is grounded in faith beyond reason. Three versions of responsible fideism are discussed and analyzed. Evans's discussion is deepened by concrete examples of how fideists might view three traditional topics in philosophy of religion: the knowledge of God's existence, the problem of evil, and the verifiability of divine revelation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802845559
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/14/1998
Series:
Reason and Religion Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,059,318
Product dimensions:
0.41(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: The Problem of Faith and Reason1
2Fideism as Irrationalism16
3Faith Without Reasons: Is Faith Based on Evidence?36
4Faith Above Reason: Aquinas55
5Faith Above Reason: Kant65
6Faith Above Reason: Kierkegaard78
7Faith Against Reason: Kierkegaard93
8A Fideistic Account of Knowing God114
9Faith and the Problem of Evil126
10Faith and Doctrines Known by Revelation138
Bibliography155
Index160

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