Download PDF by Anthony C. Thiselton: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

By Anthony C. Thiselton

ISBN-10: 0801031206

ISBN-13: 9780801031205

With over 300 entries and subentries on every thing from agnosticism to Zen philosophy, this authoritative encyclopedia from one of many world's most famed theologians explores all of the significant subject matters within the philosophy of faith. Entries establish key thinkers, phrases, arguments, and ideas. the amount additionally includes a important chronology and an index of names. This encyclopedia was once formed by means of years of pupil suggestions. Anthony This elton requested scholars what issues, thinkers, and difficulties in philosophy of faith they discovered such a lot stimulating and the place they wanted aid, rationalization, and rationalization. The ensuing quantity might help different scholars navigate their reports with better ease. it's also a convenient reference for these looking easy accessibility to details on a specific individual or idea.

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Is ultimately based not on the subjection and addiction of reason but on an act of autonomy acknowledgement and knowledge . . namely, that the other is superior . . in judgement and might . . It rests . . on an act of reason itself which, aware of its own limitations, trusts to the better insights of others’ (Truth and Method, 2nd Eng. edn, London: Sheed & Ward, 1989, 279). Gadamer alludes primarily to what has been tested in historical traditions. However, in religion the principle may apply to prophetic or apostolic witnesses as well as to traditions of wisdom, narrative and sacred teaching.

4) Schleiermacher (1768–1834) perceived that Kant’s transcendental philosophy, or critical philosophy, raised new questions which theology had to address. However, he also perceived that autonomy struck at the heart of religion and religions. For religion is characterized by an immediacy of awareness or feeling of ‘utter 29 dependence’ upon God (schlechthinig Abha¨ngigkeit, The Christian Faith, 2nd edn, sect. 4). (5) Tillich (1886–1965) subjects both ‘autonomy’ and ‘heteronomy’ to a forceful critique.

25 The theme of structured order, in contrast to the chaotic and contingent, finds coherent expression no less in On the Trinity. The Divine Trinity exhibits unityin-diversity. The Trinity exemplifies Being, Knowledge and Love. God is One; however, God chooses to become visible and knowable in the Incarnate Word, God the Son. Just as in Plotinus, the eternal One who is ‘beyond Being’ nevertheless reaches expression as Mind (Nous), but is both bound into a unity and yet becomes accessible as Soul or life.

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