Foundations of Systematic Theology
Guarino argues in this book that the doctrinal form of the Christian faith, in its essential characteristics, calls for certain theoretical exigencies. This is to say that the proportion and beauty of the form is not served or illuminated by...
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Guarino argues in this book that the doctrinal form of the Christian faith, in its essential characteristics, calls for certain theoretical exigencies. This is to say that the proportion and beauty of the form is not served or illuminated by simply any presuppositions. Rather, a determinate understanding of first philosophy, of the nature of truth, of hermeneutical theory, of the predication of language and mutual correlation is required if Christian faith and doctrine are to maintain a recognizable and suitably mediative form. Failing to adduce specific principles will lead either to a simple assertion of Christian truth, in which case the form of Christianity becomes less intelligible and attractive-or one will substitute a radically changed form, which is itself inappropriate for displaying the fundamental revelatory narrative of faith. The house of Christian faith possesses a certain proportion of structure; the form will sag badly if one removes an undergirding item, or if one be
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Reverend Thomas G. Guarino (S.T.D., The Catholic University of America) is Professor of Systematic Theology at Seton Hall University. His teaching specialties are fundamental theology, faith and revelation, and the Trinity. He is the author of Revelation and Truth (1993); Foundations of Systematic Theology (2005), and Vattimo and Theology (2009).
He has published in Theological Studies, The Thomist, Modern Theology, Laval Theologique et Philosophique, Science et Esprit, Irish Gregorianum, and Theological Quarterly, Philosophy and Theology, Science Religiuse/Studies in Religion, and Angelicum.
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