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God, the Mind's Desire

Paul Janz

God, the Mind's Desire

Paul Janz

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This 2004 book reconfigures the basic problem of Christian thinking - 'How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God?' - as a twofold demand for integrity: integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. Centring around a provocative yet penetratingly faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism, and drawing on an impelling confluence of contemporary thinkers (including MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Marion, Putnam, Nagel) Paul D. Janz argues that theology's 'referent' must be located within present empirical reality. Rigorously reasoned yet refreshingly accessible throughout, this book provides an important, attentively informed alternative to the growing trends toward obscurantism, radicalization and anti-reason in many recent assessments of theological cognition, while remaining equally alert to the hazards of traditional metaphysics. In the book's culmination, epistemology and Christology converge around problems of noetic authority and orthodoxy with a kind of innovation, depth and straightforwardness that readers of theology at all levels of philosophical acquaintance will find illuminating.

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About "God, the Mind's Desire"

This 2004 book reconfigures the basic problem of Christian thinking - 'How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God?' - as a twofold demand for integrity: integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. Centring around a provocative yet penetratingly faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism, and drawing on an impelling confluence of contemporary thinkers (including MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Marion, Putnam, Nagel) Paul D. Janz argues that theology's 'referent' must be located within present empirical reality. Rigorously reasoned yet refreshingly accessible throughout, this book provides an important, attentively informed alternative to the growing trends toward obscurantism, radicalization and anti-reason in many recent assessments of theological cognition, while remaining equally alert to the hazards of traditional metaphysics. In the book's culmination, epistemology and Christology converge around problems of noetic authority and orthodoxy with a kind of innovation, depth and straightforwardness that readers of theology at all levels of philosophical acquaintance will find illuminating.
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Meet the Author

Paul Janz

Paul Janz (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) previously a professional musicain, is presently a Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Deputy Head of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London, he formerly taught philosophy at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has written God, the Mind's Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking (Cambridge), The Command of Grace: Foundations for a Theology at the Centre of Life (T&T Clark) and Transformation Theology (T&T Clark) together with Oliver Davies and Clemens Sedmak. In 2004, Paul's first album High Strung was re-released on CD for the first time by Escape Music in the UK.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. A Reconnaissance Of Theology And Epistemology; 2. Theology And The Lure Of Obscurity; 3. Philosophy's Perpetual Polarizations: Anti-realism And Realism; 4. Philosophy's Perpetual Polarizations: Making And Finding; 5. Philosophy's Perpetual Polarizations: Act And Being; 6. The Kantian Inversion Of 'all Previous Philosophy'; 7. Tragedy, Empirical History And Finality; 8. Penultimacy And Christology.

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  • Catalogue Code 239501
  • Product Code 0521822416
  • EAN 9780521822411
  • Pages 246
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date May 2004
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.530kg

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