In Defense of Kant's Religion
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In Defense of Kant's Religion by Chris L. Firestone
Book DescriptionChris L. Firestone and Nathan Jacobs integrate and interpret the work of leading Kant scholars to come to a new and deeper understanding of Kant's difficult book, Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. In this text, Kant's vocabulary and language are especially tortured and convoluted. Readers have often lost sight of the thinker's deep ties to Christianity and questioned the viability of the work as serious philosophy of religion. Firestone and Jacobs provide strong and cogent grounds for taking Kant's religion seriously and defend him against the charges of incoherence. In their reading, Christian essentials are incorporated into the confines of reason, and they argue that Kant establishes a rational religious faith in accord with religious conviction as it is elaborated in his mature philosophy. For readers at all levels, this book articulates a way to ground religion and theology in a fully fledged defense of Religion which is linked to the larger corpus of Kant's philosophical enterprise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253220141
(5983mm x 3971mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chris L. Firestone
Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason, Hardback (July 2009)
Examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology. This book shows that Kant's philosophy establishes three distinct grounds for transcendental theology, and evaluates the form and content of theology that emerges when Christian theologians adopt these grounds.
Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Chris L. Firestone
Offers an appraisal of Kant's philosophy of religion, incorporating scholarship in the philosophy of religion, as it touches questions of phenomenology and Christianity. This book features themes including the relevance of specific issues arising out of Kant's philosophical theology, and the relationship of Kant's philosophy to Christian theology.
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Author Biography - Chris L. Firestone
Chris L. Firestone is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. He is editor (with Stephen R. Palmquist) of Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion (IUP, 2006). Nathan Jacobs is Assistant Professor of Theology in the School of Biblical and Religious Studies at Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. He has authored many articles on Kant and other topics, and is a contributor to Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion.
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