Exploring the Logic of Faith: A Dialogue on the Relation of Modern Philosophy to Christian Faith

Exploring the Logic of Faith: A Dialogue on the Relation of Modern Philosophy to Christian Faith

Exploring the Logic of Faith: A Dialogue on the Relation of Modern Philosophy to Christian Faith

Exploring the Logic of Faith: A Dialogue on the Relation of Modern Philosophy to Christian Faith

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When we were invited to collaborate in a new approach to the discussion of Christian faith in relation to modern philosophy, it seemed to both of us (we were then unacquainted) that this could be an exciting project. And so it has proved to be.

Our basic policy for this discussion emerged through months of trial and error. Our prime hope was to illustrate the process of genuine inquiry in the philosophical analysis of theological problems. We therefore determined that this book should represent real, not just apparent, dialogue. It would have been easier for us, we soon discovered, to have written a series of set pieces--or two entirely separate books. Instead, we set ourselves, within a general agreement on the subjects to be discussed in our four chapters, to follow the argument wherever it might lead us. We further decided that we would let our sections stand basically as written so that our readers could observe the philosophically important process of two persons coming to grips with each other's thought and vocabulary.

Fortunately, we initially shared enough common ground . . .

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