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Is theology a science? : the nature of the scientific enterprise in the scientific theology of Thomas Forsyth Torrance and the anarchic epistemology of Paul Feyerabend

Author: David Munchin
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Studies in systematic theology (Leiden, Netherlands), v. 7.
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When Barth and Scholz clashed over the scientific status of theology, Barth drew the conclusion that if natural science was to be drawn up in such positivistic terms, theology had much to lose and little to gain by engagement with it. A generation later Barth's translator and pupil Thomas Torrance maintained that science had changed enough to make an engagement more fruitful. however at the same time the anarchic  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas F Torrance; Paul Feyerabend; Paul Feyerabend; Thomas F Torrance; Thomas F Torrance; Paul Feyerabend; Thomas Forsyth Torrance; Paul Feyerabend
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Munchin
ISBN: 9789004194595 9004194592
OCLC Number: 706965612
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D)--Heythrop College, London University, 2009.
Description: x, 298 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Context and history --
Introducing the dailogue partners : Torrance and Feyerabend --
Torrance : theology cohabiting with natural science --
Torrance's proposal : a new objectivity --
Feyerabend's challenge : 'knowledge without foundations' --
Two excuses --
Coherence and language --
From foundations to spirals --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in systematic theology (Leiden, Netherlands), v. 7.
Responsibility: by David Munchin.

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