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Kant as Philosophical Theologian : Library of Philosophy and Religion - Bernard M. G. Reardon

Kant as Philosophical Theologian

Library of Philosophy and Religion

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This book sets out to present Kant as a theological thinker. His critical philosophy was not only destructive of 'natural' theology, with its attempt to prove divine existence by logical argument, it also left no room for 'revelation' in the traditional sense. Yet Kant himself, who was brought up in Lutheran pietism, certainly believed in God, and could fairly be described as a religious man. But he held that religion can be based only on the moral consciousness, and in his last major work, Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone - discussed here in detail - he interpreted Christianity purely in terms of moral symbolism. It would be no exaggeration to claim that Kant's influence has been decisive for modern theology.

Preface - Introduction: The Young Kant: Pietism and Rationalism - PART 1 THE TRUE BASIS OF THEISM - The Pre-Critical Period - The So-Called Proofs of Divine Existence - The Moral Argument - Teleology - Rational Theology Reviewed, and the Question of Theodicy - PART 2 INTERPRETING CHRISTIANITY - The Radical Evil in Human Nature - Good and Evil in Conflict - The Victory of Good over Evil - Institutionalism in Religion - Last Thoughts on Philosophy of Religion - Conclusion - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333405086
ISBN-10: 0333405080
Series: Library of Philosophy and Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 25th July 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.81  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2