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Title: God, the Mind's Desire: Reference, Reason and Christian Thinking
Author: Janz, Paul D
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521822411
Volumes: 1; Pages: 244
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How can human discourse refer meaningfully to a transcendent God? Paul Janz's book reconfigures this fundamental problem of Christian thinking as a twofold demand for integrity--integrity of reason and integrity of transcendence. It centers around an original yet faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism. Drawing on MacKinnon, Bonhoeffer, Barth and Marion, Janz challenges recent rushes to obscurantism and radicalization and culminates in a convergence between Christology and epistemology within empirical reality. A fresh, provocative yet faithful re-reading of Kant's empirical realism for philosophers and theologians Anti-realism and Realism illuminated through Bonhoeffer's Act and Being and MacKinnon's critical metaphysics Theological reference reconfigured as empirical referenceContents1. A reconnaissance of theology and epistemology2. Theology and the lure of obscurity3. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: Anti-realism and Realism4. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: making and finding5. Philosophy's perpetual polarizations: act and being6. The Kantian inversion of 'all previous philosophy'7. Tragedy, empirical history and finality8. Penultimacy and Christology.