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In Praise of Heteronomy : Making Room for Revelation (Hardcover) (Merold Westphal)

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Recognizing the essential heteronomy of postmodern philosophy of religion, Merold Westphal argues against the assumption that human reason is universal, neutral, and devoid of presupposition. Instead, Westphal contends that any philosophy is a matter of faith and the philosophical encounter with theology arises from the very act of thinking. Relying on the work of Spinoza, Kant, and Hegel, Westphal discovers that their theologies render them mutually incompatible and their claims to be the voice of autonomous and universal resaon look dubious. Westphal grapples with this plural nature of human thought in the philosophy of religion and he forwards the idea that any appeal to the divine must rest on a historical and phenomenological analysis.

Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Merold Westphal
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2017
TCIN: 51697867
UPC: 9780253026385
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-3859
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