Reason Within The Bounds Of Religion / Edition 2

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Widely acclaimed as a seminal work on the relationship between reason and religion, this book probes the role of faith in responsible scholarship. Philosophical in nature yet highly accessible, this volume will inform all readers interested in integrating faith and learning.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802816047
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/1984
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 1,063,931
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition 9
Preface to the First Edition 11
Part I Faith and Theory 13
1 Some historical examples of control beliefs 15
2 The question posed 21
3 Radical harmonizing 23
4 Foundationalism 28
5 Difficulties in explaining what constitutes justification of theory by foundation 35
6 Difficulties in finding enough propositions to belong to the foundation 46
7 What has not been claimed 56
8 Will the Bible save foundationalism? 58
9 The structure of theory-weighing 63
10 Authentic Christian commitment 71
11 How authentic commitment ought to function in theorizing 76
12 The application of this theory of theorizing to theology 85
13 The impact of theorizing on commitment 92
14 Is faith a condition for knowledge? 98
15 Some unanswered questions 101
16 The need for theories which suggest research programs 105
17 The challenge 107
Part II Theory and Praxis 109
18 Learning for shalom 111
19 Justifications for theorizing 117
20 Choice-principles for the scholar 128
21 Two alternative views 136
22 A concluding objection 144
Notes 147
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    Worthwhile Read For someone new to Wolterstorff, this was a gre

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    For someone new to Wolterstorff, this was a great introduction. I found that he is not only a brilliant philosopher, but an excellent writer as well! Without an adversarial attitude, he answers the question "what is the proper role of one's Christian (or otherwise religious) commitment in one's scholarship?" from an anti-foundationalist viewpoint. His "control belief" concept is intriguing and indeed easy to find in all facets of life, religious faith notwithstanding. For a logical and skeptical mind, this should be a very thought-provoking read! For further reading, check out Reasoned Faith: Essays in Philosophical Theology.

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