Item description for Faith in the Enlightenment? The Critique of the Enlightenment Revisited (Currents of Encounter 30) by Lieven Boeve, Joeri Schrijvers, Wessel Stoker & Hendrik M. Vroom...
One of the urgent tasks of modern philosophy is to find a path between the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the relativism of postmodernism. Rationalism alone cannot suffice to solve today's problems, but neither can we dispense with reasonable critique. The task is to find ways to broaden the scope of rational thought without losing its critical power. The first part of this volume explores the ideas of Enlightenment philosophers and shows nuances often absent from the common view of the Enlightenment. The second part deals with some of the modern heirs of Enlightenment, such as Durkheim, Habermas, and Derrida. In the third part this volume looks at alternatives to Enlightenment thought in West European, Russian and Buddhist philosophy. Part four provides, over against the Enlightenment, a new starting point for the philosophy of religion in thinking about human beings, God, and the description of phenomena.
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More About Lieven Boeve, Joeri Schrijvers, Wessel Stoker & Hendrik M. Vroom
Lieven Boeve is Professor of Fundamental Theology and Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Interrupting Tradition. An Essay on Christian Faith in a Postmodern Context (LPTM, 30), Leuven: Peeters / Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003, and God Interrupts History. Theology in a Time of Upheaval, New York: Continuum, 2007 and co-authored The Ratzinger Reader, London/New York: Continuum, 2010. He co-edited 18 volumes, of which the most recent are: Edward Schillebeeckx and Contemporary Theology, London/New York: Continuum, 2010; and: Between Philosophy and Theology. Contemporary Interpretations of Christianity, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010. Yves De Maeseneer is teaching Fundamental Theological Ethics at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium. From 2000 to 2007, he was a member of the Research Group Theology in a Postmodern Context. Since 2010, he is the coordinator of the Research Group Anthropos, an interdisciplinary platform of theological ethicists and fundamental theologians, who are developing a renewed theological anthropology. He also edited (together with Lieven Boeve and Stijn Van den Bossche), Religious experience and contemporary theological epistemology, Peeters, Leuven, 2005. Ellen Van Stichel is a postdoctoral researcher to the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium). For her dissertation Out of Love for Justice: Moral Philosophy and Catholic Social Thought on Global Duties she received the Mgr. Arthur Janssens prize for Christian social ethics (2012). Currently, she is a member of the Research Group Anthropos of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven (Belgium).
Lieven Boeve has an academic affiliation as follows - Catholic University of Leuven.