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Paradox in Christian Theology: An Analysis of Its Presence, Character, and Epistemic Status

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Does traditional credal Christianity involve paradoxical doctrines, that is, doctrines which present the appearance (at least) of logical inconsistency? If so, what is the nature of these paradoxes and why do they arise? What is the relationship between 'paradox' and 'mystery' in theological theorizing? And what are the implications for the rationality, or otherwise, of or ...more
Paperback, Paternoster Theological Monographs, 328 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published 2007)
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I loved this book. Fine piece of philosophical theology. I review this book in depth here:

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What would you say of a book that makes it part of its aim to establish that certain essential Christian doctrines (say, the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of the Incarnation) present the appearance of logical contradiction? What would you think of a book that argues that no theologian in history has been able to p
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Anderson’s overall conclusion is that “Christians who hold paradoxical views of the Trinity and the Incarnation (whether knowingly or unknowingly) can be epistemically warranted in their doctrinal beliefs” (p. 308). I think he argues his case well, and even in my limited knowledge of philosophical knowledge I think he makes a compelling case for his model. The book itself, as I said before, is a very clear read. For what it could be, Anderson does a superb job of navigating potentially confusing ...more
A freeing book for any theologian or philosopher.
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