THE NEW DIALOGUE BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY by James A. Jr. Martin

THE NEW DIALOGUE BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This volume seeks to bring together, in terms available to lay readers as well as students of philosophy and theology, the basic historical, theological, and philosophical fundamentals required for taking part in the current dialogue between philosophy and Christian theology. The author regards both the position of the ""God is dead"" theologians, and the work of the linguistic analysts from which that school draws heavily, as historically ill-informed, and philosophically and theologically deficient. The concerns of this analytical philosophy are as old as Socrates, and the response of Christian theology to them has been ""varied, complex, and subtle."" This thesis is developed through the chapters of the book with considerable supportive scholarship, and with a calm, judicious, but not indifferent tone. The results should be very helpful to readers who have enough philosophical sophistication to understand the author's terms of reference. It is doubtful whether the book is quite as accessible to the lay reader as the author presumes. Dr. Martin is a member of the faculty at Union Theological Seminary.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1966
Publisher: Seabury