Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities
After the postmodern turn, every tradition seeks the right to have their own rules of rational discourse. The crucial question is: are there ways to communicate between the traditions so that the traditions do not need to give up their identities in order to take part in conversation?
Vainio examines the basic assumptions behind well-known types of Christian theology and seeks ways in which they might interact with one another and with other non-Christian traditions without capitulation of their identities. Vainio claims that there are religious identities that can be negotiated and communicated, and that there are ecclesiastical doctrines which can be meaningfully discussed among churches. This book explores three key areas: analysis of the uses of "fideism" within classical Christian theology; clarification of different types of theological method that seek to express the task of theology in contemporary setting; an explanation of the contours of religious identity and rationality which takes seriously both classical Christian identity and pluralistic contexts where most of the Christian communities dwell nowadays. The proposal for "negotiability" of Christian identity draws together ideas from, among others, virtue epistemology, Reformed epistemology, communitarianism, and feminist sensibilities.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Fideism and Recent Developments in Modern Theology
Fideism and Christian Tradition
Interlude The Postliberal Turn in Theology
The Predicament of Fideism and Postmodern Theological Method
On Theological Rationality and Religious Identity
Other editions - View all
According Alvin Plantinga argues argument basic belief-policies Cambridge University Press challenge Christ Christian belief Christian faith Christian identity Christian theology Church claims Climacus concept contemporary context correlation criteria criticism DeHart discourse discussion divine doctrine epistemic epistemology example existence experience faith and reason fallibilism feminist Feminist Theology fideism Fides et Ratio foundationalism Frei George Lindbeck God's Grand Rapids historical hold human Huyssteen intellectual interpretation irrational Jenson justification Kierkegaard kind knowledge language liberation theology Lindbeck McGrath meaning metaphysics narrative natural theology notion object Oxford paradox particular Pascal Pascal's Wager person Phillips Philosophy of Religion Plantinga Pluralism position possible postfoundationalism Postfoundationalist Postliberal postmodern pragmatism problem question Radical Orthodoxy rationality realism reality Reformed epistemologists Reformed epistemology relation relativism religious identity Rescher revelation Richard Swinburne secular seeks sense skepticism Stenmark Tertullian theologians theological method theory things thinkers true truth typology understanding virtues Wittgenstein Wittgensteinian Wolterstorff