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

Author: James K A Smith
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich : Baker Academic, 2014.
Series: The church and postmodern culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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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Named Person: Robert Brandom; Richard Rorty; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James K A Smith
ISBN: 9780801039737 0801039738
OCLC Number: 891450814
Description: 186 Seiten.
Contents: Contents1. "It Depends": Creation, Contingency, and the Specter of Relativism2. Community as Context: Wittgenstein on "Meaning as Use"3. Who's Afraid of Contingency? Owning Up to Our Creaturehood with Rorty4. Reasons to Believe: Making Faith Explicit after Brandom5. The (Inferential) Nature of Doctrine: Postliberalism as Christian PragmatismEpilogue: How to be a Conservative RelativistIndex
Series Title: The 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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