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Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism: How Modern and Postmodern Philosophy Set the Theological Agenda

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American Protestant Christianity is often described as a two-party system divided into liberals and conservatives. This book clarifies differences between the intellectual positions of these two groups by advancing the thesis that the philosophy of the modern period is largely responsible for the polarity of Protestant Christian thought.

A second thesis is that the modern p
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Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark (first published September 1996)
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Радостин Марчев
Mar 13, 2016 Радостин Марчев rated it really liked it
Златна, но определено тежка за четене книга. Макар че авторът пише съвсем разбираемо и никъде не усложнява излишно изказа или съдържанието половината време се чувствах нещо средно между глупак и невежа :)
Mac
Aug 27, 2015 Mac rated it really liked it
According to Nancy Murphy, the great chasm separating modern Conservative and Liberal approaches to Christianity is rooted in the foundationalist epistemologies which emerged with Descartes and the Enlightenment. Foundationalism, the idea that truth claims are knowable only insofar as they are built upon universally accessible, indubitable claims, has dominated philosophical, scientific, and theological thinking for centuries, but Murphy argues that we now have the tools to lay aside the image ...more
Frankie Della Torre
To Liberals, I probably look Conservative. To Fundamentalists, I probably look Liberal. What in the world is going on?

In this book, Nancey Murphy reveals the assumptions hidden underneath both these perspectives. In-keeping with her subtitle, Murphy uncovers how modern and postmodern philosophy set the theological agenda. After criticizing both Liberals and Fundamentalists as being two different aspects of modern thought, she spends the second half of the book arguing for an integrative way forw
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C. Wess
May 26, 2012 C. Wess rated it it was amazing
Nancey Murphy argues that the split between Conservative and Liberal Christians is best understood in terms of a foundationalist approach to theology. Both seek indubitable foundations, one is rooted in inerrant reading of Scripture as the foundation which cannot be called into question, while the liberal tradition is rooted in unmediated and universal experience.
Ferrell Foster
May 27, 2012 Ferrell Foster rated it liked it
Shelves: theology, philosophy
This is not an easy read, but it surely offers great food for thought. Murphy maintains the liberal-fundamentalist divide in Christian theology is the result of modern philosophical categories. She holds out the possibility that newly emerging ways of thinking in the philosophical realm may break down that division.
vittore paleni
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Ground clearing. A breath of fresh air. Hopefully this is a mere prologue to much richer works that will pick up from here.
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