The Resource Realism in religion : a pragmatist's perspective, Robert C. Neville

Realism in religion : a pragmatist's perspective, Robert C. Neville

Label
Realism in religion : a pragmatist's perspective
Title
Realism in religion
Title remainder
a pragmatist's perspective
Statement of responsibility
Robert C. Neville
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Religion is basic to the human condition according to this philosophy of religion from a pragmatist's perspective. While pragmatist thinkers have often been cool to religious claims, Robert Cummings Neville holds that a theology of truth can emerge from this tradition. Standing against the typical nominalist view that regards religious claims as concepts or structures of language, Neville argues that there can be significant and well-tested hypotheses about what is true in religious matters. He brings this theology to bear on questions of God, divine creation, divine nature and will, and eternity. Using the work of pragmatists Peirce and Whitehead in particular to ground his philosophy of religion, Neville surveys a wide swath of twentieth-century theology and current trends, from Barth and Tillich to liberal and postliberal theology, systematic theology, concepts of God, and approaches to scripture."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neville, Robert C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.N44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Realism
  • Pragmatism
  • Realismus
  • Theologie
  • Wahrheitstheorie
  • Religion
  • Pragmatismus
  • Natürliche Theologie
  • Metaphysik
  • Pragmatism
  • Realism
  • Religion
Label
Realism in religion : a pragmatist's perspective, Robert C. Neville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Realism and truth -- Theologies of identity and truth : legacies of Barth and Tillich -- Barth and Tillich on theology : narrative and system -- Legacies of narrative and system -- Truth, identity, and authority -- Truth in theology -- Four roots of the evasion of truth, and their antidotes -- Liberal theology as a near miss -- Theology as symbolic engagement -- Metaphysics for theology -- Realism and contextualization -- Postliberalism and theological inquiry -- Religious symbols : engagement -- Religious symbols : interpretation -- All truth is contextual -- The comparative context for religious truth -- How to read scriptures for religious truth -- Scriptures for engagement -- Imaginative differences -- Strategies for symbolic interpretation -- Criteria for reading scriptures for truth -- Systematic theology in a global public -- System and its public : three values -- Truth and realism -- Minimizing arbitrariness -- Vulnerability in a global public -- Realism in pragmatism -- A Peircean theory of religious interpretation -- Engagement and reference -- Reference and apophatic theology -- Meaning and truth -- Interpretation -- The contributions of Charles S. Peirce to philosophy of religion -- The evolutionary weight of religion -- Contributions to theology -- Comparative theology -- The importance of erudition -- Intuition : a Platonizing of pragmatism -- Intuition and immediate unity -- A theory of harmony -- Judgment and interpretation -- Intuition and Plato's divided line -- Whitehead and pragmatism -- The entangled legacies of pragmatism and process philosophy -- Tensions regarding time and continuity -- Eternity and time -- Creation, eternity, time, and continuity -- Philosophy of nature in American theology -- Jonathan Edwards -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- The pragmatists -- Alfred North Whitehead -- Realism in religion and metaphysics -- Concepts of God in comparative theology -- Conceptions of God in comparison -- Theoretical issues in comparison -- Observations about ultimacy -- An hypothesis about the respect in which concepts of ultimacy interpret reality -- Some contemporary theories of divine creation -- Classifications of conceptions of God -- Process theology -- Ground-of-being theologies -- Piety and conceptions of God -- Descartes and Leibniz on the priority of nature versus will in God -- Texts and arguments -- Transcendence and immanence -- Tillich and Hartshorne as Descartes and Leibniz -- Experience and reason -- The metaphysical sense in which life is eternal -- Introduction : immortality and eternal life -- Time and eternity : a metaphysical analysis -- Eternity in the divine life of God -- Eternity and time in human life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9781438428253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000586
System control number
  • (OCoLC)299150990
  • (OCoLC)ocn299150990
Label
Realism in religion : a pragmatist's perspective, Robert C. Neville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Realism and truth -- Theologies of identity and truth : legacies of Barth and Tillich -- Barth and Tillich on theology : narrative and system -- Legacies of narrative and system -- Truth, identity, and authority -- Truth in theology -- Four roots of the evasion of truth, and their antidotes -- Liberal theology as a near miss -- Theology as symbolic engagement -- Metaphysics for theology -- Realism and contextualization -- Postliberalism and theological inquiry -- Religious symbols : engagement -- Religious symbols : interpretation -- All truth is contextual -- The comparative context for religious truth -- How to read scriptures for religious truth -- Scriptures for engagement -- Imaginative differences -- Strategies for symbolic interpretation -- Criteria for reading scriptures for truth -- Systematic theology in a global public -- System and its public : three values -- Truth and realism -- Minimizing arbitrariness -- Vulnerability in a global public -- Realism in pragmatism -- A Peircean theory of religious interpretation -- Engagement and reference -- Reference and apophatic theology -- Meaning and truth -- Interpretation -- The contributions of Charles S. Peirce to philosophy of religion -- The evolutionary weight of religion -- Contributions to theology -- Comparative theology -- The importance of erudition -- Intuition : a Platonizing of pragmatism -- Intuition and immediate unity -- A theory of harmony -- Judgment and interpretation -- Intuition and Plato's divided line -- Whitehead and pragmatism -- The entangled legacies of pragmatism and process philosophy -- Tensions regarding time and continuity -- Eternity and time -- Creation, eternity, time, and continuity -- Philosophy of nature in American theology -- Jonathan Edwards -- Ralph Waldo Emerson -- The pragmatists -- Alfred North Whitehead -- Realism in religion and metaphysics -- Concepts of God in comparative theology -- Conceptions of God in comparison -- Theoretical issues in comparison -- Observations about ultimacy -- An hypothesis about the respect in which concepts of ultimacy interpret reality -- Some contemporary theories of divine creation -- Classifications of conceptions of God -- Process theology -- Ground-of-being theologies -- Piety and conceptions of God -- Descartes and Leibniz on the priority of nature versus will in God -- Texts and arguments -- Transcendence and immanence -- Tillich and Hartshorne as Descartes and Leibniz -- Experience and reason -- The metaphysical sense in which life is eternal -- Introduction : immortality and eternal life -- Time and eternity : a metaphysical analysis -- Eternity in the divine life of God -- Eternity and time in human life
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9781438428253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009000586
System control number
  • (OCoLC)299150990
  • (OCoLC)ocn299150990

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