Speaking Of A Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical Theology by Vincent BrümmerSpeaking Of A Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical Theology by Vincent Brümmer

Speaking Of A Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical Theology

byVincent Brümmer

Paperback | November 27, 1992

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This short work shows how systematic theology is itself a philosophical enterprise. After analyzing the nature of philosophical enquiry and its relation to systematic theology, and after explaining how theology requires that we talk about God, Vincent BrÜmmer illustrates how philosophical analysis can help in dealing with various conceptual problems involved in the fundamental Christian claim that God is a personal being with whom we may live in a personal relationship.
Title:Speaking Of A Personal God: An Essay in Philosophical TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.39 inPublished:November 27, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052143632X

ISBN - 13:9780521436328

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Philosophical theology; 2. Can we speak about God?; 3. Can we resist the grace of God?; 4. Can God do evil?; 5. Can God act in the things we do?; 6. Can a theodicy console?; Epilogue: theology and philosophical inquiry; Index of names.

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This book, written by an influential philosopher of religion, shows how systematic theology is itself largely a philosophical enterprise. After analysing the nature of philosophical inquiry and its relation to systematic theology, Vincent Brummer illustrates how philosophical analysis can help in dealing with various conceptual problems involved in the fundamental Christian claim that God is a personal being with whom we may live in a personal relationship.

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"Brummer's book proves worthwhile in several respects. His discussion of the relationship between theology and analytic philosophy makes a worthwhile addition to the curent discussion of this issue. Brummer also brings into the arena of current philosophical theology the issue of god as 'personal'....This book should prove a useful text for courses in analytic philosophical theology. Finally, for those of us who are both academics and pastors, Brummer's explicit discussions of the pastoral implications of philosophical theology serve to show how the academic pursuits of philosophical theologins are able to be made relevant to the life of the wider Christian community....In conclusion, Brummer's essay is clearly written, succinctly argued, and....He has provided a helpful book." Chris Barrigar, Critical Review