God, the Minds Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking by Paul D. JanzGod, the Minds Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking by Paul D. Janz

God, the Minds Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking

byPaul D. Janz

Paperback | October 30, 2008

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How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God? Paul Janz's book reconfigures this fundamental problem of Christian thinking as a twofold demand for integrity--integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. It centers around an original yet faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism. Drawing on MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Barth and Marion, Janz challenges recent rushes to obscurantism and radicalization and culminates in a convergence between Christology and epistemology within empirical reality.
Paul D. Janz is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Trinity Western University, Canada.
Title:God, the Minds Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian ThinkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:October 30, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521529611

ISBN - 13:9780521529617


Table of Contents

1. A reconnaissance of theology and epistemology; 2. Theology and the lure of obscurity; 3. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: Anti-realism and Realism; 4. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: making and finding; 5. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: act and being; 6. The Kantian inversion of 'all previous philosophy'; 7. Tragedy, empirical history and finality; 8. Penultimacy and Christology.

Editorial Reviews

"His book provides an alternative to the obsurantism, radicalization, and anti-reason in many recent assessments of theological cognition while remaining alert to the hazards of traditional metaphysics. Finally, he offers a new way of understanding epistemology and christology which preserves the integrity of both of them." - Theology Digest