Theology without Metaphysics Hardback

God, Language and the Spirit of Recognition

by Kevin W. Hector;

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Theology without Metaphysics

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One of the central arguments of post-metaphysical theology is that language is inherently 'metaphysical' and consequently that it shoehorns objects into predetermined categories. Because God is beyond such categories, it follows that language cannot apply to God. Drawing on recent work in theology and philosophy of language, Kevin Hector develops an alternative account of language and its relation to God, demonstrating that one need not choose between fitting God into a metaphysical framework, on the one hand, and keeping God at a distance from language, on the other. Hector thus elaborates a 'therapeutic' response to metaphysics: given the extent to which metaphysical presuppositions about language have become embedded in common sense, he argues that metaphysics can be fully overcome only by defending an alternative account of language and its application to God, so as to strip such presuppositions of their apparent self-evidence and release us from their grip.

Theology without Metaphysics by Kevin W. Hector was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2011. The ISBN for Theology without Metaphysics is 9781107010284.

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Details for Theology without Metaphysics

Page last updated 23rd July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2011)
Number of Pages312
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4027433
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