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Kant and the Question of Theology


Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs, James H. Joiner, James J. DiCenso, Pablo Muchnik, David Bradshaw, Lawrence Pasternack, Leslie Stevenson, William J. Abraham, Jacqueline Marina, Keith Yandell, Thomas H. McCall
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  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107116818
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  • God is a problematic idea in Kant's terms, but many scholars continue to be interested in Kantian theories of religion and the issues that they raise. In these new essays, scholars both within and outside Kant studies analyse Kant's writings and his claims about natural, philosophical, and revealed theology. Topics debated include arguments for the existence of God, natural theology, redemption, divine action, miracles, revelation, and life after death. The volume includes careful examination of key Kantian texts alongside discussion of their themes from both constructive and analytic perspectives. These contributions broaden the scope of the scholarship on Kant, exploring the value of doing theology in consonance or conversation with Kant. It builds bridges across divides that often separate the analytic from the continental and the philosophical from the theological. The resulting volume clarifies the significance and relevance of Kant's theology for current debates about the philosophy of God and religion.

    • Brings together analytic philosophers and Kant scholars, extending debates about theology and philosophy by examining important but problematic questions
    • Explores three major areas of the current discussion in logical progression: God, religion, and redemption
    • Includes chapters on issues such as revelation, miracles, and life after death, written by world-renowned experts in the field
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    13th Nov 2018 by Editorialoffice

    Thomas H. Call arrives to a simple conclusion: Kant cannot be considered a moment of spirit which perfectly lie between Christological dogmas, but also he cannot be considered a threat to these dogmas. Extract of book review of Grigore-Toma Someşan, from Astra Salvensis, VI (2018), no. 12, p. 777.

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107116818
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on text quotations
    Introduction Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs and James H. Joiner
    Part I. Kant and God:
    1. Practical cognition of God James J. DiCenso
    2. The birth of God and the problem of history Pablo Muchnik
    3. The Kantian Summum Bonum and the requirements of reason James H. Joiner
    4. Kant and experience of God David Bradshaw
    Part II. Kant and Religion:
    5. Religious assent and the question of theology Lawrence Pasternack
    6. Kant versus Christianity Leslie Stevenson
    7. Divine agency and divine action in Immanuel Kant William J. Abraham
    8. Kant and the problem of divine revelation Nathan A. Jacobs
    Part III. Kant and Redemption:
    9. What perfection demands Jacqueline Marina
    10. Atonement and grace in Kant Keith Yandell
    11. Christology … within the limits of reason alone? Thomas H. McCall
    12. Rational religious faith in a bodily resurrection Chris L. Firestone

  • Editors

    Chris L. Firestone, Trinity International University, Illinois
    Chris L. Firestone is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity International University, Illinois. He has published widely on Kant, including Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason (2009).

    Nathan A. Jacobs, University of Kentucky
    Nathan A. Jacobs is Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at University of Kentucky. He is co-author of In Defense of Kant's Religion (2008) and co-editor of The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought (2012).

    James H. Joiner, Northern Arizona University
    James H. Joiner is Lecturer in Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, where his work focuses on contemporary analytic philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy, and bioethics.


    Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs, James H. Joiner, James J. DiCenso, Pablo Muchnik, David Bradshaw, Lawrence Pasternack, Leslie Stevenson, William J. Abraham, Jacqueline Marina, Keith Yandell, Thomas H. McCall

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