Who's afraid of relativism? : community, contingency, and creaturehood (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Who's afraid of relativism? : community, contingency, and creaturehood

Who's afraid of relativism? : community, contingency, and creaturehood

Author: James K A Smith
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2014]
Series: Church and postmodern culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Smith introduces the philosophical sources behind postliberal theology. Offering a provocative analysis of relativism, Smith provides an introduction to the key voices of pragmatism: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Richard Rorty, and Robert Brandom. Many Christians view relativism as the antithesis of absolute truth and take it to be the antithesis of the gospel. Smith argues that this reaction is a symptom of a deeper  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, James K.A., 1970-
Who's afraid of relativism?
(DLC) 2013048241
Named Person: Ludwig Wittgenstein; Richard Rorty; Robert Brandom; Robert Brandom; Richard Rorty; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James K A Smith
ISBN: 9781441248367 1441248366 9781441245762 1441245766
OCLC Number: 881726080
Description: 1 online resource (186 pages)
Contents: "It depends" : creation, contingency, and the specter of relativism --
Community as context : Wittgenstein on "meaning as use" --
Who's afraid of contingency? : owning up to our creaturehood with Rorty --
Reasons to believe : making faith explicit after Brandom --
The (inferential) nature of doctrine : postliberalism as Christian pragmatism --
Epilogue: How to be a conservative relativist.
Series Title: Church and postmodern culture.
Responsibility: James K.A. Smith.
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A leading Christian philosopher introduces the philosophical sources behind contemporary theology, offering a fresh analysis of relativism and pragmatism.  Read more...


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