BETWEEN FAITH AND THOUGHT by Richard Kroner

BETWEEN FAITH AND THOUGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This volume is addressed to the problem of the relationship between biblical faith, based on revelation and experience, and the Greek speculative spirit. The author traces theology's attempt to integrate these two elements through centuries of Christian experience and philosophical discipline. The result is a work of encyclopedic erudition matured through long reflection. The range of philosophers and theologians brought under scrutiny runs from Aristotle through Teilhard de Chardin; and such more recent movements as Existentialism, Neo-orthodoxy, and a recrudescent Liberalism are examined, their strengths and weaknesses assessed. Philosophical thought, the author maintains, can interpret faith, but it can neither produce nor verify it. The subjectivity of faith, however, can be clarified and supported by the use of reason. Wisdom and intellectual acumen such as Professor Kroner offers here is rare in contemporary theological discussion. The book should be both informing and inspiring to a wide range of students, scholars, and lay readers concerned with a stable basis for faith today.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1966
Publisher: Oxford