First published in 1963, this is an important text which illuminates the complex relationship between theology and philosophy. Mehl sympathetically examines the key aspects of the dialogue between Christianity and philosophy, commenting on the perceived tension between reason and faith, Christian dogmatics and metaphysical experience, and concluding that an understanding of Revelation cannot be submitted to any philosophical principle of interpretation. This text ultimately explores the role of the Christian philosopher in renewing and continuing fruitful philosophical reflection.
Dr Roger Mehl was Professor of the Reformed Church in the Faculty of Theology in the University of Strasbourg, where he taught theology and philosophy of religion. He has written several books on ethics and is generally regarded as the premier theologian of the non-Romans in France. He is a very able theologian and one of the few continental thinkers who are intimately concerned with the relations of theology and philosophy.
The Problem; The Christian Concept of Truth; Metaphysical Experience and Christian Dogmatics; Understanding Revelation; The Renewing of the Mind; The Dialogue Between the Theologian and the Philosopher; Conclusion: The Difficult Condition of the Christian Philosopher; Bibliography; Index.