Religious Language and Complementarity by John LoseeReligious Language and Complementarity by John Losee

Religious Language and Complementarity

byJohn Losee

Hardcover | June 5, 1992

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In Religious Language and Complementarity, the author develops an analogy between the structure of the Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics and theological systems, with particular emphasis on the theology of correlation of Paul Tillich. The author points out the limits of this analogy and evaluates the effectiveness of the analogy as a defense against the charge that the prima facie inconsistency of traditional Christian theological systems is a genuine inconsistency. Contents: "Theology and Falsification" Revisited; The Language of Immutable Attributes and the Language of Dialogue; Christian Theology and the Two Languages: A Brief Historical Survey; The Orwellian Challenge: Assumptions and Options; Omnipotence and Dialogue; Theology in the Language of Immutable Attributes; Theology in the Language of Dialogue; Bultmann's Existentialist Alternative; The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; Tillich's Theology of Correlation; Theology of Correlation and the Copenhagen Interpretation: A Cogent Analogy?; "As If" Interpretations and Cognitive Significance; Recapitulation.
John Losee is Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.
Title:Religious Language and ComplementarityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.7 × 5.66 × 0.81 inPublished:June 5, 1992Publisher:UPA

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0819183717

ISBN - 13:9780819183712


Table of Contents

Prior PublicationIntroduction: Reading the Allegorical IntertextPart 1: Allegorical Reflections of The Canterbury Tales in The Faerie Queene1. Chaucer's and Spenser's Reflexive Narrators2. What Comes after Chaucer's But in The Faerie Queene3. "Pricking on the plaine": Spenser's Intertextual Beginnings and Endings4. Allegory, Irony, Despair: Chaucer's Pardoner's and Franklin's Tales and Spenser's Faerie Queene, Books I and III5. Eumnestes' "immortall scrine": Spenser's Archive6. Spenser's Use of Chaucer's Melibee: Allegory, Narrative, HistoryPart 2: Agency, Allegory, and History Within the Spenserian Intertext7. Spenser's Muiopotmos and chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale8. Arthur and Argante: Parodying the Ideal Vision9. Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls and Refractions of a Veiled Venus in The Faerie Queene10. The Antiquities of Fairyland and Ireland11. Better a mischief than an inconvenience: "The saiying self" in Spenser's View of the Present State of IrelandPart 3: Spenserian Allegory in the Intertexts of Shakespeare and Milton12. The Conspiracy of Realism: Impasse and Vision in The Faerie Queene and Shakespeare's King Lear13. Venus and Adonis: Spenser, Shakespeare, and the Forms of Desire14. Flowers and Boars: Surmounting Sexual Binarism in Spenser's Garden of Adonis15. Androcentrism and Acrasian Fantasies in the Bower of Bliss16. Beyond Binarism: Eros/Death and Venus/Mars in Antony and Cleopatra and The Faerie Queene17. Patience and Passion in Shakespeare and Milton18. "Real or Allegoric" in Herbert and Milton: Thinking through Difference19. Spenser and Milton: The Mind's Allegorical PlaceNotesIndex