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1st Edition

Theology as an Empirical Science

ISBN 9781138990180
Published October 17, 2016 by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

Investigating the question ‘can theology, description of the divine reality, be made truly scientific?’, this book addresses logic and human knowledge alongside experimental religion. An important philosophic work by a prolific theologian also known for his later court case regarding conscientious objection, this book describes how it is possible to relate theological theory with religious experience of the divine the way that the sciences relate to human acquaintance with things and people in social experience.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Theological Method  Part 1: The Presuppositions of Theology  1. The Presuppositions of All Empirical Sciences  2. The Pertinent Results of Other Sciences  3. Human Free Agency  4. The Possibility of Immortality  5. The Fact of Sin, with its Evil Consequences  6. The Presupposition Peculiar to Theology: The Existence of God  Part 2: The Empirical Data and Laws of Theology  7. Revelation in General  8. Revelation in the Person of Christ  9. Revelation in the Work of Christ  10. Revelation in the Christian Experience of Salvation  11. The Laws of Empirical Theology  Part 3: Theological Theory  12. The Moral Attributes of God, and the Revelation of God to Men  13. The Metaphysical Attributes of God  14. The Relation of God to the Universe  15. Eschatological Deductions  16. The Problem of Evil (Theodicy)

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