Item description for Reason, Truth, and Theology in a Pragmatist Perspective (Studies in Philosophical Theology) by Paul D. Murray...
In this work Paul Murray explores which style of rationality is most appropriate to Christian theology in the contemporary pluralist, postfoundationalist, postmodern context. At its heart is a fresh consideration of the American pragmatist tradition, focussing on the writings of Richard Rorty and Nicholas Rescher. Where Rorty correctly diagnoses the failures of foundationalist ""objectivism"", Rescher's ""pragmatic idealism"" is presented as healing the ills in Rorty's own neo-pragmatism. The significant resonance between Rescher's view of rationality and Christian understanding of the trinity is explored. In turn, Donald MacKinnon's influential writings are presented as exemplifying just such an approach to theology. Murray both articulates an enriched form of Christian postliberalism, committed to receiving and learning from other traditions of thought and practice and probes the claim that the dynamics of human rationality can be expected to reflect the Trinitarian dynamics of God's being.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
ISBN 9042914521 ISBN13 9789042914520
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Paul D. Murray has an academic affiliation as follows - Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies and Professor of Systemati.
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