Analytic Theology: New Essays In The Philosophy Of Theology

Paperback | March 28, 2011

EditorOliver D. Crisp, Michael C. Rea

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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. Onthe 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 ofthe 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.

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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. Onthe other hand, many others would say precisel...

Oliver D. Crisp is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Bristol. Michael C. Rea is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:March 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199600422

ISBN - 13:9780199600427

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Table of Contents

Michael Rea: IntroductionI: In Defense of Analytic Theology1. Oliver D. Crisp: On Analytic Theology2. William J. Abraham: Systematic Theology as Analytic Theology3. Randal Rauser: Theology as a Bull SessionII: Historical Perspectives4. John Lamont: A Conception of Faith in the Greek Fathers5. Andrew Chignell: "As Kant has Shown...": Analytic (and Synthetic) Theology in the Critical Philosophy6. Andrew Dole: Schleiermacher's Theological Anti-Realism7. Nicholas Wolterstorff: How Philosophical Theology Became Possible Within the Analytic Tradition of PhilosophyIII: On the Data for Theology: Scripture, Reason, and Experience8. Thomas McCall: Scripture as the Word of God9. Thomas M. Crisp: On Believing that the Scriptures are Divinely Inspired10. Michael Sudduth: The Contribution of Religious Experience to Dogmatic Theology11. Michael J. Murray: Science and Religion in Constructive EngagementIV: Analytic Approaches Reconsidered12. Eleonore Stump: The Problem of Evil13. Merold Westphal: Hermeneutics and Holiness14. Sarah Coakley: Dark Contemplation and Epistemic Transformation: The Analytic Theologian Re-meets Teresa of Avila

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"The editors of this volume have elicted new essays from an impressive list of contributors, including both long established figures in philosophy and theology and other relatively new... these are good essays well worth reading." --Gordon Graham, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 12/01/2010