Brümmer on Meaning and the Christian Faith: Collected Writings of Vincent Brümmer

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2006 - Religion - 476 pages
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This volume presents a wide-ranging selection from the writings of a leading contemporary philosophical theologian, Vincent Brummer. In his many books and articles Brummer has demonstrated how the tools of philosophical analysis are not only fruitful but also essential for dealing with the central issues of systematic theology. The title of this volume, Meaning and the Christian Faith, highlights two characteristic themes that recur throughout the many writings of Vincent Brummer. Much of his work has been devoted to exploring the meaning of the Christian faith, and especially of its central claim that God is a personal being whose fellowship believers may enjoy. On the other hand, Brummer has also shown that religious belief should not be understood as an explanatory theory but rather as a way in which believers understand the meaning of their lives and their experience of the world and direct their lives accordingly.
  

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Contents

Introduction
31
Dooyeweerd and the Neutrality of a Transcendental Critique
47
Introduction
67
Science Religion and the Agency of God
83
Is the Doctrine of Creation an Alternative for the Theory of Evolution?
97
Words and Concepts
123
Metaphorical Thinking
143
Introduction
157
Ora et Labora
307
Mysticism and Union with God
317
Bernard Calvin and the Freedom of the Will
333
Religious Belief and Personal Identity
351
Religious Models and Moral Principles
361
Christian Doctrine and the Dialogue of Traditions
369
Introduction
371
The Identity of the Christian Tradition
375

Does God Really Exist?
187
Introduction
213
Are Theodicy Arguments Convincing?
229
Introduction
247
Divine Impeccability
271
Farrer Wiles and the Causal Joint
283
Amicitia Dei
295
Prayer Mysticism and Spirituality
303
Introduction
305
Atonement and Reconciliation
391
Incarnation the Trinity and Fellowship with God
407
Dialogue and the Matrix of Faith
421
Philosophical Theology
429
Introduction
431
Philosophical Theology as Conceptual Recollection
433
The Intersubjectivity of Criteria in Theology
453
Index
471
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