Metaphysics and the Future of Theology

Metaphysics and the Future of Theology

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William J. Meyer engages in critical and illuminating conversation with major figures in contemporary philosophy and theology in order to explain why theology has been marginalized in modern culture and why modernity has had such difficulty integrating religion and public life. Wrestling with notable philosophers like MacIntyre and Stout, and theologians such as Gustafson, Hauerwas, Porter, Milbank, and Reinhold Niebuhr, Meyer argues that theology must embrace modernity's formal commitments to public and democratic discourse while simultaneously challenging its substantive postmetaphysical outlook. Drawing on the philosophical perspectives of Whitehead and Hartshorne and the theologies of Ogden and Gamwell, he concludes that a process metaphysical theology offers the most promising path for theology to regain a vital public voice in the world of the twenty-first century.Alternatively, Niebuhr gives priority to the message; the church is in service of the message, not the other way around: gospel messageagt;church. 58. Hauerwas, a€œ Truth about God, a€ ... Audi, Architecture of Reason, 36. 62. Hauerwas, Peaceable anbsp;...

Title:Metaphysics and the Future of Theology
Author: William J Meyer
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2010-01-01

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