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Author McGaughey, Douglas R
Title Strangers and Pilgrims : On the Role of Aporiai in Theology
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 1997
©1997
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Descript 1 online resource (552 pages)
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Series Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann Ser. ; v.81
Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann Ser
Note Intro -- Preface -- Introduction -- Why Aporiai? -- Two Agendas -- On the Crisis in Theology -- An Experiential Faith -- PART I: THE CONTEXT OF POST-METAPHYSICAL THEOLOGY -- 1. What is Theology? -- On Paradox -- Precedents for Paradox in Theology -- Hegel's Double Negation Denying History -- Tillich's One Absolute Paradox -- Kierkegaard's Thought that Thought Cannot Think -- Beyond Metaphysics -- Materialism -- Idealism -- A Common Substance -- Conditions of Possibility -- Beyond Metaphysics to Faith -- A Finite God? -- Theology Alone Has No Object -- Is Theology a Method? -- Is the Focus of Theology the Call to Decision? -- Theology and the Aporetic -- 2. Theology and Aporiai -- Not Mere Astonishment -- Contingent Necessity and More -- Retrieval of Spirituality -- Dialogue and Application: Listening -- Dialogue and Application: Speaking -- Dialogue and Application: Humility -- Theology as the "Fusion of Horizons -- 3. After Heidegger and Derrida -- Heidegger: On the Meaning of Being -- On the Copula -- Heidegger: Being as "World -- Derrida and Binary Thought -- Derrida and Vulgar Skepticism -- 4. David Tracy: Theology as Correlation -- Contingent versus Metaphysical Necessity -- On the Role of Concealment in What is Manifest -- 5. On George Lindbeck's Cultural-Linguistic Theological Model -- Reality and Religion as a Social Construct: Truth as Pragmatic Usage -- Our Debt to Language: Rules Prior to Paradigms? -- Faith Precedes Language: But Certainty is the Pre-Condition of Doubt -- A New Heteronomy -- 6. Theology as Inquiry into Paradox: Strangers and Pilgrims -- Augustine? -- Beyond Dualism -- Unknowing is not Ignorance -- Faith Seeking Understanding -- Ogden's Reflective Faith -- Second Naiveté and Praxis -- Beyond Reductionism -- Theology as a Subversive Enterprise -- PART II: ON THE ROLE OF APORIAI IN THEOLOGY
7. The Aporia of Spirit and Matter -- The Aporia of Spirit and Matter -- Matter in Contrast to Spirit -- The Problem of Definition -- Simile of the Sun -- Simile of the Line -- Everydayness and the Real -- On Universals -- The Aporia of Universals and Particulars -- 8. The Aporia of Logic and Praxis -- Two Kinds of Paradigms -- Sociological Paradigms and Understanding -- The Subversion of Coherence as the Consequence of Coherence -- The Non-Cumulative Character of Human Knowledge -- Paradigm Revolutions and the Aporia of Logic and Praxis -- Religious Language and the Aporia of Logic and Praxis -- Conclusion -- 9. The Aporiai of Language -- Reality as Vitally Metaphoric -- I.A. Richards: From Analogy to Tenor and Vehicle -- Wheelwright: Metaphor and Tensive Reality -- Metaphorical Tension at the Heart of Language -- Metaphorical Tension at the Heart of Reality -- Conclusion -- 10. The Aporiai of Truth -- Truth as Correspondence: Verification and Falsification -- Truth as Disclosure: Metaphorical Truth -- On the Open-endedness of Understanding -- On the Historically of Understanding -- Language as the Mediator of Possibility -- Aletheia and Symbolic Reality -- Conclusion -- 11. The Aporiai of Temporality -- Clock Time and Eternity -- Cosmological Time -- Plato -- Aristotle -- Plotinus -- Time and Not-Being -- Anthropological Time -- Augustine -- Kant -- Husserl -- Ontological Time -- Heidegger -- Being as Time Unites the Unchanging and the Temporal -- Conclusion -- 12. The Aporia of Self and Other -- Defining the Self? -- The Self: Beyond Actuality to the Dynamic Tension of Possibilities Between Intellect and World -- Beyond Heidegger's Logos to Nous -- On the Unique and Unrepeatable Character of Individual Consciousness -- Lévinas and Ricoeur on the Self -- The Self as Ambiguous Dialectic: The "Structure of Selfhood -- Conclusion
13. Conclusion: Faith in a Post-Metaphysical Context -- The Crisis of Reason: Two Kinds of Rationality -- Beyond Critical Realism and Heidegger -- Non-epistemic Faith and the Priority of Spirit -- Beyond Self and Actuality to Concealed Possibility -- The Correspondence Theory of Truth and ἀλήθεια -- Sola scriptura and Protestant Theology -- Beyond Plurivocity to Spirit and Faith -- Two Models of the Faith -- Faith in a Post-metaphysical Context -- From Vulgar to Refined Skepticism: Faith Seeking Understanding -- Appendix: Division of the Task of Theology -- Theology's Threefold Division -- Philosophical Theology: The Aporetic -- Systematic Theology: Diachronic and Synchronic -- Diachronic and Synchronic -- Descriptive Phenomenology -- Practical Theology: Institutional Religion -- Procedural Practical Theology -- Instructional Practical Theology -- Prophetic Practical Theology -- Pastoral Practical Theology -- Parenetic Practical Theology -- Practical Theology -- Works Cited -- Index
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Subject Paradox -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.;Theology -- Methodology
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