The purpose of this introduction is to emphasize a neglected area of philosophical and sociological analysis – i.e. the extent to which Common Sense, like Faith and Reason, equips us to deal effectively with one another – in our homes, ...
Author: Paul M. Roddick
Publisher: Author House
Have you ever wondered where religion is concerned, what you really believe? In FAITH, REASON & COMMON SENSE the interdependence of religion and culture is examined with care and insight. Readers with strong religious convictions may be surprised to discover that the history of religion - every religion - is both a chronicle of heresy and a reconfiguration of belief. In his examination of the relationship between Faith and Reason, the author rejects the familiar premise that a life guided by one must exclude the other. Although he stresses the importance of examining `the faith of our fathers' he is respectful of those who, in a world dominated by science, find guidance and reassurance in their religion. Far ranging and insightful, drawing on a wealth of sources and opinions, there is something for everyone in this challenging and though-provoking study.
What happens to the subject of faith as the subject of truth after the sixteenth century? How does the science of faith after Ockham's critique measure up in a post-medieval world of the expanded secularization of reason?
Author: John Roberts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The twenty-first century so far has seen the global rise of authoritarian populism, systematic racism, and dogmatic metaphysics. Even though these events demonstrate the growth of an age of 'unreason', in this original and compelling book John Roberts resists the assumption that such thinking displays an unthinking irrationality or loss of reason; instead he asserts that an important feature of modern reactionary politics is that it offers a supposedly convincing integration of the particular and the universal. This move is defined by what Roberts calls the 'reasoning of unreason' and has deep roots in the history of Western thought and politics. Tracing the dark history of enlightenment-disenlightenment, John Roberts explores 'the reasoning of unreason' across centuries from Aquinas, William of Ockham, the most important treatise on witchcraft Malleus Maleficarum, Locke, Kant, and Count Arthur de Gobineau, to Social Darwinism, Nazism, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and Friedrich von Hayek. Roberts provides a new set of philosophical-political tools to understand the formation and denigration of the rational subject and the current reinvestment in various forms of political unreason globally. The Reasoning of Unreason is the first book to draw on the philosophy of reason, political philosophy, political theory and political history, in order to produce a dialectical account of the 'making of reason' internal to the forces of unreason and the limits of reason.
compared with Rawls, they believe that people with firm commitments to principles of faith and reason can create and live in a free society. They present an alternative that does not shy away from building society on the basis of firmly ...
vigorated the perennial question of the relationship between faith and reason. If one's approach to reality is solely one of faith divorced from reason, it Working Together The normal relationship between reason and faith is simple: ...
Author: William A. Dembski
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Science and Faith Can—and Do—Support Each Other Science and Christianity are often presented as opposites, when in fact the order of the universe and the complexity of life powerfully testify to intelligent design. With this comprehensive resource that includes the latest research, you’ll witness how the findings of scientists provide compelling reasons to acknowledge the mind and presence of a creator. Featuring more than 45 entries by top-caliber experts, you’ll better understand… how scientific concepts like intelligent design are supported by evidence the scientific findings that support the history and accounts found in the Bible the biases that lead to scientific information being presented as a challenge—rather than a complement—to Christianity Whether you’re looking for answers to your own questions or seeking to explain the case for intelligent design to others, The Comprehensive Guide to Science and Faith is an invaluable apologetic tool that will help you explore and analyze the relevant facts, research, and theories in light of biblical truth.
Works on belief and doubt from the philosophical standpoint are entered under the heading Belief and doubt . ... F3 ; BT Judaism Doctrines Faith and justification USE Justification Faith and reason Here are entered works on the ...
accurately , what are the relationships between faith and reason in the var- ious related senses of those terms ? There are I think , broadly two differ- ent faith - reason relationships to consider . The first one is the relationship ...
Author: Michael J. Murray
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
During the last two decades there has been a renaissance in the field of Christian philosophy. Unfortunately, most of this excellent work has not reached general readers. Reason for the Hope Within was produced specifically to make available the best of contemporary Christian philosophy in a clear, accessible -- and highly relevant -- manner. Fourteen of America's rising Christian philosophers here cover many of the traditional themes of Christian apologetics (arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the possibility of miracles) as well as topics of special relevance to today's world (Eastern religions, Christianity and science, Christianity and ethics, the existence of heaven and hell).
own which normatively faith stretches out toward its transparence, which enriches it, and where reason finds completion in recognition of a depth of reality it cannot fully penetrate, but where factually they have separated, ...
Author: John C. Cavadini
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Benedict XVI’s writing as priest-professor, bishop, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and now pope has shaped Catholic theological thought in the twentieth century. In Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, a multidisciplinary group of scholars treat the full scope of Benedict’s theological oeuvre, including the Augustinian context of his thought; his ecclesiology; his theologically grounded approach to biblical exegesis and Christology; his unfolding of a theology of history and culture; his liturgical and sacramental theology; his theological analysis of political and economic developments; his use of the natural law in ethics and conscience; his commitment to a form of interreligious dialogue from a place of particularity; and his function as a public, catechetical theologian.
In section 2 , I closely explore the proposal for understanding the faith / reason problematic that John Locke put forward in response to this strife - ridden historical situation . Locke's revolutionary studies in epistemology provide ...
Author: Ronald Alexander Kuipers
Can religious faith be critical and remain recognizable as faith? Or is the idea of a critical faith a contradiction in terms? In this book an emerging new voice in the philosophy of religion argues in favor of critical faith. Playing on a double meaning of the word 'critical', the title of the book suggests that faith is not only a critical (crucial) component of human life, but also a component that can and should develop in a critical (intellectually vigilant) way. Taking John Locke's reflections on the relationship between faith and reason as his point of departure, the author weaves his discussion around a wide array of intellectual figures and conversations. In addition to addressing important elements in the work of such historical figures as Aquinas and Locke, Kuipers also incorporates themes from recent discussions in the philosophy of science, feminist epistemology, philosophy of language, liberal theology, and critical theory. The book ends with a discussion of elements in Jurgen Habermas's theory of communicative action, and offers a critical assessment of the merit of Habermas's notion of critical rationality as a normative yardstick for the achievement of a critical faith.
A series of philosophers reflect upon the status and sources of their religion and spiritual sympathies.
Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: A&C Black
A series of philosophers reflect upon the status and sources of their religion and spiritual sympathies. They rise above the rancour of recent debates fuelled by secular critics such as Dawkins, Dennett and Hitchens to reclaim the essential capacity of religion to touch the hearts and minds of a diverse global audience.