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By Randal Rauser

Within the background of Western inspiration, Christian theology used to be thought of to be 'the Queen of Sciences'. at the present time it's been marginalised by means of a triumphing scepticism. Randal Rauser confronts the matter of constructing a public voice for the theologian as engaged in real theological technological know-how whereas now not compromising the dedication to the Christian neighborhood of religion. This e-book posits a conceivable account of theological rationality, justification, and data that avoids the dual pitfalls of contemporary rationalism and postmodern irrationalism. Theology is freshly understood as a rigorous and rational truth-seeking self-discipline that seeks theoretical figuring out of divine truth.

in the course of the glossy period the primary epistemological place has been classical foundationalism, a place now largely rejected through philosophers and theologians alike. Philosophers realize that it fails to accomplish a believable account of rationality, justification or wisdom, whereas theologians realize the level to which classical foundationalist strictures have distorted Christian doctrine. instead many philosophers and theologians alike have followed a nonfoundationalist epistemology, that's in flip usually linked to a difficult alethic and metaphysical antirealism. attractive with the guidelines of key thinkers from Descartes, Locke, and Kant, to Bruce Marshall and Alvin Plantinga, Rauser offers an obtainable and provocative survey of the theological terrain of the trendy - and postmodern - period, arguing in favour of a go back to a reasonable foundationalism.

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