God, the Mind's Desire
Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking
By (author) Paul D. Janz
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God, the Mind's Desire by Paul D. Janz
Book DescriptionThis 2004 book reconfigures the basic problem of Christian thinking - 'How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God?' - as a twofold demand for integrity: integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. Centring around a provocative yet penetratingly faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism, and drawing on an impelling confluence of contemporary thinkers (including MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Marion, Putnam, Nagel) Paul D. Janz argues that theology's 'referent' must be located within present empirical reality. Rigorously reasoned yet refreshingly accessible throughout, this book provides an important, attentively informed alternative to the growing trends toward obscurantism, radicalization and anti-reason in many recent assessments of theological cognition, while remaining equally alert to the hazards of traditional metaphysics. In the book's culmination, epistemology and Christology converge around problems of noetic authority and orthodoxy with a kind of innovation, depth and straightforwardness that readers of theology at all levels of philosophical acquaintance will find illuminating.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521822411
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul D. Janz
Command of Grace, Hardback (February 2009)
Sets forth a critical initiative in theological apologetics which advocates a fundamental reassessment of theological self-understanding and method, especially in its attentiveness to the present reality of God in revelation.
God, the Mind's Desire, Paperback (October 2008)
This 2004 book argues for both integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence in discourse about God.
Transformation Theology, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Paul D. Janz
Sets out an account of how incarnation is mediated in the world of space and time, leading to a new orientation of theology within the world. This book argues for centrality of sensibility and unresolved problematics of everyday empirical existence as the primary place of divine disclosure in which theology is learned and practiced with integrity.
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Author Biography - Paul D. Janz
Paul D. Janz is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Trinity Western University, Canada.
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