The Other Calling
Theology, Intellectual Vocation and Truth
By (author) Andrew Shanks
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Other Calling by Andrew Shanks
Book DescriptionWhat is the true calling of the intellectual? In this provocative new book, Andrew Shanks presents a distinctive fresh answer. The Other Calling is a systematic riposte both to the elitism of philosophy in the heritage of Plato, and to the typical individualism of Plato's philosophic opponents. Here, instead, intellectual integrity is identified with a form of priesthood. * Asserts that intellectuals are critical to bringing together the common aspirations of a community * Offers a strikingly original approach to the moral and political aspects of theology's relationship with philosophy, exploring the perspectives of both disciplines * Draws on the work and thought of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Agnostics, and Atheists * Argues for a new, religiously multicultural "priesthood of all thinkers", considering how once, all intellectuals were as a matter of course also priests * Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405157667
(232mm x 161mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew Shanks
Hegel versus 'Inter-Faith Dialogue', Hardback (February 2015)
This volume argues that 'inter-faith' is a problematic term for Christian theology and advocates a Hegelian approach to religious diversity.
Neo-Hegelian Theology, Hardback (February 2014)
Divine revelation is on-going: never before has any generation been as well positioned as we are now, potentially to comprehend the deepest truth of the gospel. So Hegel argued, of his own day. And so this book also argues, of today. It is an attempt to indicate, in Trinitarian form.
Hegel and Religious Faith, Paperback (November 2012)
A polemical advocacy of Hegel's religious thought.
Hegel's Political Theology, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Andrew Shanks
This study attempts to grasp the continuing contemporary relevance of Hegel's political theology, which the author interprets as a uniquely radical critique of every sort of religious authoritarianism.
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Author Biography - Andrew Shanks
Andrew Shanks is the Canon Theologian for Manchester Cathedral. He is also the author of the following books: Hegel's Political Theology (1991), Civil Society, Civil Religion (Blackwell, 1995), God and Modernity (2000), What is Truth? (2001), and Faith in Honesty (2006).
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