Truth: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in a Pluralist Age

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The volume relates the controversy concerning competing knowledge claims to truth. In a pluralist context, substantive claims can no longer be made by skirting epistemological issues. Rather, claims concerning content can only be adequately addressed once epistemological issues have been clarified. Truth must furthermore be related to the hermeneutical task of understanding another's position. Finally, truth must be related to the rules governing the path by which competing claims arrive at consensus. This volume contains interdisciplinary dialogues between philosophers of religion, theologians, historians, and biblical scholars. The interdisciplinary dialogues are structured thematically; "Truth and Reality" is the theme structuring contributions by Marvin A. Sweeney (Claremont), Christine Helmer (Claremont), Christof Landmesser (Tubingen), Kristin De Troyer (Claremont), D.Z. Phillips (Claremont), and John S. Kloppenborg (Toronto). "Truth and History" is the focus of contributions by Tammi J. Schneider (Claremont), Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont), and Anselm Kyongsuk Min (Claremont). The theme of "Truth and Religious Pluralism" is treated in contributions by Lieven Boeve (Louvain), Richard Amesbury (Valdosta) & H. Jong Kim (Claremont), Marjorie Suchocki (Claremont), and David Ray Griffin (Claremont).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The truth in true and false prophecy 9
Systematic theology : beautifully true 27
Truth in New Testament science 47
Psalm 130 : of course, I cry out of the depths ... where else would I cry out of? : a reflection on metaphors and truth 67
Must truths tally? 85
The Biblical critic and the truth : a response to D. Z. Phillips 103
Israel in the eyes of others 115
Grasping the truth : Calvinist pedagogy in early modern England 137
Towards a dialectic of truth : contemporary reflections on Hegel's conception of truth 159
The particularity of religious truth claims : how to deal with it in a so-called postmodern context 181
Truth, relativism, and religious pluralism 197
To tell the truth 217
Truth as correspondence, knowledge as dialogical : on affirming pluralism without relativism 233
Index of biblical passages and related sources 251
Index of names 253
Contributors 259
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