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Discerning the Mystery : An Essay on the Nature of Theology - Andrew Louth

Discerning the Mystery

An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Paperback Published: 26th October 1989
ISBN: 9780198261964
Number Of Pages: 168

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This book seeks to exorcize the spectre of the Enlightenment by drawing on H. G. Gadamer's demonstration of 'how little the traditions in which we stand are weakened' by the legacy of the Enlightenment. It then applies these insights to theology where the importance of tradition and the unity between theology and spirituality are rediscovered.

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"A most learned, well-written, and provoking book, with some surprises for all."--Expository Times
"Very appealing. Louth is a superb scholar who should be a standard participant in the current 'conflict of interpretations.'"--Theological Studies
"A provocative essay which raises crucial questions about the nature of contemporary theology."--Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Dissociation of Sensibilityp. 1
the Legacy of the Enlightenmentp. 17
Science and Mysteryp. 45
Tradition and the Tacitp. 73
Return to Allegoryp. 96
Living the Mysteryp. 132
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780198261964
ISBN-10: 0198261969
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 26th October 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 16.15  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.23

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