Theology as an Empirical Science

By Douglas Clyde Macintosh

© 1920 – Routledge

296 pages

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Hardback: 9780415822428
pub: 2013-04-11
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About the Book

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)

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1901 and 1991, Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion offers a selection of outstanding scholarship covering many aspects of philosophical enquiry into belief and faith. Topics include the history of atheism, natural religion, Christian ethics and the human soul. Some books look specifically at philosophers such as Hobbes, Plato, Kant, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard and Pascal. From classic works by Edward Westermarck, John Laird and G.D. Hicks to more recent investigations, this set contains important works by the likes of D.Z. Phillips, Frederick Ferré and A.C. Ewing making it an essential collection of these previously out-of-print works in a key subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
RELIGION / Philosophy
RELIGION / Theology