By Nancey Murphy
American Protestant Christianity is usually defined as a two-party process divided into liberals and conservatives. This ebook clarifies alterations among the highbrow positions of those teams via advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the trendy interval is essentially liable for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought.A moment thesis is that the fashionable philosophical positions riding the department among liberals and conservatives have themselves been referred to as into query. It for that reason turns into opportune to invite how theology must be performed in a postmodern period, and to ascertain a rapprochement among theologians of the left and right.A concluding bankruptcy speculates particularly at the period now dawning and the possibility that the compulsion to split the spectrum into specific camps can be precluded through the coexistence of quite a lot of theological positions from left to right.Nancey C. Murphy is affiliate Professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and the writer of Reasoning and Rhetoric in faith, additionally released through Trinity Press. Her ebook Theology within the Age of medical Reasoning earned the yank Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence.
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Additional resources for Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and Postmodern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda
R. B. Braithwaite, An Empiricist's View of the Nature of Religious Belief (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955); for an account of Braithwaite's views see James Wm. , and James M. Smith, Understanding Religious Convictions (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1974), 23-29. 2. George Lindbeck coined the term experiential-expressivist to describe a theory of the nature of religion and doctrine. See The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1984).
The meaning of a word consists in the contribution it makes to the meaning of an entire sentence. This solves the problem of the reference of words such as not and sake. Another early-twentieth-century contribution to referential theories of meaning was the logical positivists' verification theory, according to which the meaning of a sentence is given in the observations that would verify or falsify it. Logical positivism is a philosophical movement that grew out of the work of the Vienna Circle: mathematicians, logicians, scientists, and others, meeting between 1922 and 1936.
I now want to reflect on two general features of liberal theologies that may strike the uninitiated as peculiar. The first is the attempt to understand Christianity by setting it within the context of world religions, in contrast to the more traditional attempts to understand other religions in light of Christian convictions. The second, related feature is the peculiar nature of the experiences cited as foundational for Christian theology. There is, for example, Schleiermacher's feeling of absolute dependence.