The problems of theology

Faculties of theology are a traditional feature of most western European universities, yet in colleges of education, schools and in some newer universities the subject is studied, if at all, under the heading of 'religious studies'. Taking the question 'Is there such a subject?'...

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Main Author: Hebblethwaite, Brian 1939-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1980.
Further subjects:B Theology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780521231046
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Summary:Faculties of theology are a traditional feature of most western European universities, yet in colleges of education, schools and in some newer universities the subject is studied, if at all, under the heading of 'religious studies'. Taking the question 'Is there such a subject?' as his point of departure, the author sets out to explore the relation between theology and the broader field of religious studies. Theology primarily means 'rational talk about God', but the word is used in other wider and looser senses as well. Mr Hebblethwaite discusses in what ways it is possible for non-believers to engage in theology, and stresses the need for all to pursue the subject openly and self-critically in a religiously pluralist world. Criteria for truth-claims in religion and the problem of revelation are among the topics examined. In the course of his study the author looks at the relationship between theology and a number of adjacent subjects: psychology and the social sciences, philosophy, history and ethics.
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ISBN:0511554672
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511554674