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Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

1st Edition

By Chris L. Firestone


208 pages

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This book examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology. Firestone shows that Kant's philosophy establishes three distinct grounds for transcendental theology and then evaluates the form and content of theology that emerges when Christian theologians adopt these grounds. To understand Kant's philosophy as a completed process, Firestone argues, theologians must go beyond the strictures of Kant's critical philosophy proper and consider in its fullness the transcendental significance of what Kant calls 'rational religious faith'. This movement takes us into the promising but highly treacherous waters of Kant's Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason to understand theology at the transcendental bounds of reason.


’Useful in its survey of recent works on Kant's view of religion, Firestone also presents an interesting model of the interaction of contemporary philosophers and theologians.’ Religious Studies Review 'It is a well-written book, worthy of the attention not only of philosophers of religion and theologians but also of Kant scholars more generally…' Journal of Religion

About the Author

Chris L. Firestone is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, Trinity International University, Deerfield, USA

About the Series

Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology is an interdisciplinary series exploring new opportunities in the dialogue between philosophy and theology that go beyond more traditional 'faith and reason' debates and take account of the contemporary reshaping of intellectual boundaries. For much of the modern era, the relation of philosophy and theology has been conceived in terms of antagonism or subordination, but recent intellectual developments hold out considerable potential for a renewed dialogue in which philosophy and theology have common cause for revisioning their respective identities, reconceiving their relationship, and combining their resources. This series explores constructively for the 21st century the resources available for engaging with those forms of enquiry, experience and sensibility that theology has historically sought to address. Drawing together new writing and research from leading international scholars in the field, this high profile research series offers an important contribution to contemporary research across the interdisciplinary perspectives relating theology and philosophy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General