Kant and the Question of Theology

Kant and the Question of Theology


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God is a problematic idea in Kant's terms, but many scholars continue to be interested in Kantian theories of religion and the issues that they raise. In these new essays, scholars both within and outside Kant studies analyse Kant's writings and his claims about natural, philosophical, and revealed theology. Topics debated include arguments for the existence of God, natural theology, redemption, divine action, miracles, revelation, and life after death. The volume includes careful examination of key Kantian texts alongside discussion of their themes from both constructive and analytic perspectives. These contributions broaden the scope of the scholarship on Kant, exploring the value of doing theology in consonance or conversation with Kant. It builds bridges across divides that often separate the analytic from the continental and the philosophical from the theological. The resulting volume clarifies the significance and relevance of Kant's theology for current debates about the philosophy of God and religion.

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ISBN-13: 9781107539235
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2020
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Chris L. Firestone is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity International University, Illinois. He has published widely on Kant, including Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason (2009).

Nathan A. Jacobs is Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at University of Kentucky. He is co-author of In Defense of Kant's Religion (2008) and co-editor of The Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought (2012).

James H. Joiner is Lecturer in Philosophy at Northern Arizona University, where his work focuses on contemporary analytic philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy, and bioethics.

Table of Contents

Notes on text quotations; Introduction Chris L. Firestone, Nathan A. Jacobs and James H. Joiner; Part I. Kant and God: 1. Practical cognition of God James J. DiCenso; 2. The birth of God and the problem of history Pablo Muchnik; 3. The Kantian Summum Bonum and the requirements of reason James H. Joiner; 4. Kant and experience of God David Bradshaw; Part II. Kant and Religion: 5. Religious assent and the question of theology Lawrence Pasternack; 6. Kant versus Christianity Leslie Stevenson; 7. Divine agency and divine action in Immanuel Kant William J. Abraham; 8. Kant and the problem of divine revelation Nathan A. Jacobs; Part III. Kant and Redemption: 9. What perfection demands Jacqueline Marina; 10. Atonement and grace in Kant Keith Yandell; 11. Christology … within the limits of reason alone? Thomas H. McCall; 12. Rational religious faith in a bodily resurrection Chris L. Firestone; Bibliography.

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