Scepticism, Relativism and Religious Knowledge: A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein's Philosophy

Scepticism, Relativism and Religious Knowledge: A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein's Philosophy

By: Michael G. Harvey (author)Paperback

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'Scepticism, Relativism, and Religious Knowledge' shows where responses to scepticism and relativism by Karl Barth and Reformed epistemology have led to impasses, and reconstructs their insights in a robust response that does not depend on making excessive claims about our epistemic capacities. This response is based on a nuanced conception of the relationship between trust, doubt, faith, and reason, and a Kierkegaardian perspective on religious knowledge that stresses the role of the will and the intellectual and theological virtues. This book will appeal to those with an interest in the deep, and often difficult, questions of religion and philosophy, particularly regarding matters of truth, doubt and belief.

About Author

Michael G. Harvey holds a bachelor's degree magna cum laude in physics and astronomy from the University of Pittsburgh, and master's degrees from Yale University, Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University. He has published in Religious Studies, The Journal of Religion, the Routledge Major Work Religion and Science, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: The Exclusive Disjunction of Objectivism or Relativism 1 Religious Language, Reference, and Autonomy 2 Revelation, Imagination, and Arbitrariness Part Two: A Hermeneutical Model of Rationality 3 Rationality, Relativism, and Skepticism 4 Tradition, Worldviews, and Conflict 5 Science, Rationality, and Theology Part Three: A Kierkegaardian Perspective on Religious Knowledge 6 Faith, Knowledge, and Belief 7 Faith, Knowledge, and Truth 8 Faith, Knowledge, and Suffering Conclusion Bibliography Author Index Subject Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780227174258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780227174258
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0227174259

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