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Speaking of God

D. Stephen Long

Paperback 2009-05-21

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In this theological tour de force D.�Stephen Long addresses a key question in current theological debate: the conditions of the possibility of "God-talk," along with attending questions about natural theology, fideism, and theological truth-claims. He engages not only the most significant contemporary theologians and philosophers on this score (Denys Turner, Bruce Marshall, Charles Taylor, Fergus Kerr) but also the legacy of twentieth-century theology (Barth, von Balthasar) and the analytic philosophical tradition from Wittgenstein to Davidson. Throughout, Long sustains a careful exegetical engagement with Aquinas, showing that what's at stake in contemporary theology is just how we inherit St. Thomas. / Central to Long's project is averting the charge of "fideism" so often laid at the feet of "postliberal" approaches (like his own). To that end Long argues for a (chastened) natural theology, while challenging any simple distinction between "natural" and "confessional" theology. / "In joining these many voices into one conversation, Long does a remarkable job of surveying the current theological scene with respect to issues of language and truth, arguing for the need to deal head-on with classical questions of metaphysics. . . . An excellent and significant book." -- James K. A. Smith / Calvin College / "Long's discussion of the topic of God and language offers a refreshingly original treatment of traditional approaches. His book cannot be ignored by anyone interested in this topic at any level." -- John Milbank / University of Nottingham

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Publisher Description

In this theological tour de force D.�Stephen Long addresses a key question in current theological debate: the conditions of the possibility of "God-talk," along with attending questions about natural theology, fideism, and theological truth-claims. He engages not only the most significant contemporary theologians and philosophers on this score (Denys Turner, Bruce Marshall, Charles Taylor, Fergus Kerr) but also the legacy of twentieth-century theology (Barth, von Balthasar) and the analytic philosophical tradition from Wittgenstein to Davidson. Throughout, Long sustains a careful exegetical engagement with Aquinas, showing that what's at stake in contemporary theology is just how we inherit St. Thomas. / Central to Long's project is averting the charge of "fideism" so often laid at the feet of "postliberal" approaches (like his own). To that end Long argues for a (chastened) natural theology, while challenging any simple distinction between "natural" and "confessional" theology. / "In joining these many voices into one conversation, Long does a remarkable job of surveying the current theological scene with respect to issues of language and truth, arguing for the need to deal head-on with classical questions of metaphysics. . . . An excellent and significant book." -- James K. A. Smith / Calvin College / "Long's discussion of the topic of God and language offers a refreshingly original treatment of traditional approaches. His book cannot be ignored by anyone interested in this topic at any level." -- John Milbank / University of Nottingham

Koorong Code288456
ISBN080284572X
EAN9780802845726
Pages352
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryTheology
PublisherEerdmans
Publication DateMay 2009
Dimensions22 x 152 x 228mm
Weight0.51kg