Reason and Religion - Essays in philosophical Theology
Kenny (Anthony)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

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  1. All these essays are concerned with theological topics but are written from a philosophical viewpoint.
  2. Dr Kenny examines the nature of theological thinking, and the part played in it by logical analysis and by appeal to tradition.
    1. He studies the idea of God as a necessary being and discusses the relationship between different ideas of God and different notions of necessity.
    2. He examines the nature of mystical experience, and presents and criticises the argument from design.
    3. The problem of the relationship between divine power and human freedom is discussed with special reference to the writings of Chrysostom, Aquinas and Wyclif.
    4. Finally, the interrelationship between metaphysics, morals and politics is illustrated in a discussion of the morality of abortion and the roles of the Church and State.

Contents
    Preface
  1. The Nature of Theological Thinking
    1. The Use of Logical Analysis in Theology
    2. The Development of Ecclesiastical Doctrine
  2. The Nature and Existence of God
    1. God and Necessity
    2. Necessary Being
    3. The Argument from Design
    4. Mystical Experience: St John of the Cross
  3. Grace. Freedom and Necessity
    1. Grace and Freedom in St John Chrysostom
    2. Aquinas on Divine Foreknowledge and Freedom
    3. Realism and Determinism in the early Wyclif
  4. Metaphysics. Morals and Politics
    1. Abortion and the Taking of Human Life
    2. Church and State in Philosophy and History
    Index

BOOK COMMENT:

Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1987. Hardback.



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"Kenny (Anthony) - Grace and Freedom in St. John Crysostom"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - Mystical Experience: St. John of the Cross"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - Necessary Being"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - Reason and Religion: Preface"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - Religion, Church and State in History and Philosophy"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - The Argument from Design"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - The Development of Ecclesiastical Doctrine"

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"Kenny (Anthony) - The Use of Logical Analysis in Theology"

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