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Blessed Rage for Order The New Pluralism in Theology

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ISBN-10: 0226811298

ISBN-13: 9780226811291

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Tracy

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In Blessed Rage for Order, David Tracy examines the cultural context in which theological pluralism emerged. Analyzing orthodox, liberal, neo-orthodox, and radical models of theology, Tracy formulates a new 'revisionist' model. He considers which methods promise the most certain results for a revisionist theology and applies his model to the principal questions in contemporary theology, including the meanings of religion, theism, and of christology.
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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jean-Luc Marionis professor of philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV, and the John Nuveen Distinguished Professor in the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.Thomas A. Carlsonis professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author ofThe Indiscrete Image: Infinitude and Creation of the Human, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

The Pluralist Context of Contemporary Theology
Introduction: Pluralism and Revision
The Crisis of the Christian Theologian in the Modern World: the Disenchantment with Mystifications
The Crisis of the Modern Secular Mind: The Disenchantment with Disenchantment
Five Basic Models in Contemporary Theology
Introduction: The Needs for Models Orthodox Theology
Believers and Beliefs Liberal Theology: Modern Secularity and Christian Belief Neo-Orthodox Theology: Radical Contemporary Christian Faith and the God of Jesus Christ Radical Theology: Secular Affirmation and Theistic Negations
The Revisionist Model: A Critical Correlation
A Revisionist Model for Contemporary Theology
First Thesis: The two principal sources for theology are Christian texts and common human experience and language
Second Thesis: The theological task will involve a critical correlation of the results of the investigations of the two sources of theology
Third Thesis: The principal method of investigation of the source "common human experience and language" can be described as a phenomenology of the "religious dimension" present in everyday and scientific experience and language. x: Blessed Rage for Order
Fourth Thesis: The principal method of investigation of the source "the Christian tradition" can be described as an historical and hermeneutical investigation of classical Christian texts
Fifth thesis: To determine the truth-status of the results of one's investigation into the meaning of both common human experience and Christian texts, the theologian should employ an explicitly transcendental or metaphysical mode of reflection.
The Search for Adequate Criteria and Modes of Analysis Common Human Experience and Language
Modes of Analysis Christian Texts
The Possibility of Their Interpretation
The Need of Criteria of Appropriateness Interpretation Theory
The Task of Critical Correlation
The Religious Dimension of Common Human Experience and Language Foreground: Purpose and Structure of
The Concept of Limit Limit-Questions in Science Science and Religion: Their Relationship
The Religious Dimension of Science: Self-Transcendence as Scientific Authenticity
The Religious Dimension of Science: Self-Transcendence and Limit-Questions Limit-Questions in Morality Religion and Morality: Identical or Distinct?
The Logic of Limit-Questions in Moral Discourse Limit-Questions in Morality Limit-Situations in the World of the Everyday
Religious Language in the New Testament Background: Analytic Philosophy and Religious Language New Testament Language
The Breaking of Forms Proverbs Proclamatory Sayings Parabolic Language New Testament Limit-Experience
A Possible Mode-of-Being-in-the-World
The Question of God: Metaphysics Revisited
Introduction: Limit-Language and Limit-Concepts Religious Language and Cognitive Claims
The Possibility and Necessity of Metaphysics Ian Ramsey
The Prospect for a "Theological Metaphysics" Frederic Ferr�
The Logic of Theistic Language and the Place of "Metaphysical Facts" Schubert Ogden
Faith, Religious and Theistic Representative Language, and Metaphysics Religious Language and the Impossibility of Metaphysical Language
Anders Nygren Deductive Metaphysics Inductive Metaphysics Metaphysics as Conceptual Poetry
The Uses and Abuses of Religious Language Metaphysics and Metaphor Metaphysics and Myth
The Meaning, Meaningfulness, and Truth of God-Language
The Philosophical Situation: The New Metaphysics
The Theological Situation
The Search for an Appropriate Formulation of the Meaning and Truth of God
The Meaningfulness of Christian God-Language
The Search for an Adequate Limit-Language
The Re-presentative Limit-Language of Christology
Introduction: The Question of Christ