The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness

Hardcover | July 25, 2015

byKevin W. Hector

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Modernism's theological project was an attempt to explain two things: firstly, how faith might enable persons to experience their lives as hanging together, even in the face of disintegrating forces like injustice, tragedy, and luck; and secondly, how one could see such faith, and so a lifeheld together by it, as self-expressive. Modern theologians such as Kant, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Ritschl, and Tillich thus offer accounts of how one's life would have to hang together such that one could identify with it; of the oppositions which stand in the way of such hanging-together; of God as the one by whom oppositions are overcome,such that one can have faith that one's life ultimately hangs together; and of what such faith would have to be like in order for one to identify with it, too. So understood, modern theology not only sheds light on faith's potential role in enabling persons to identify with their lives, but standsin unexpected continuity with contemporary "contextual" theologies.This book offers clear, careful readings of modernism's key figures in order to explain their relevance to practical concerns and to contemporary understandings of faith.

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Modernism's theological project was an attempt to explain two things: firstly, how faith might enable persons to experience their lives as hanging together, even in the face of disintegrating forces like injustice, tragedy, and luck; and secondly, how one could see such faith, and so a lifeheld together by it, as self-expressive. Mode...

Kevin W. Hector is Associate Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago. He teaches theology and philosophy of religions and his research focuses on the intersections between modern theology and philosophy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.97 inPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Faith and Mineness2. Giving Oneself the Law3. Harmonizing Dependence4. Reconciling Spirit5. Personalizing Faith6. Integrating In-Spite-Of