Esse & Evangel

Esse & Evangel : Metaphysical Order in Evangelical Doctrine

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ESSE & EVANGEL argues for the necessity of traditional metaphysical understanding for the defense and communication of Christian Faith under postmodern cultural conditions. Following a Preface which summarizes its structure, the book first states its central argument in a brief summary, than considers two kinds of objections to its proposal: postmodern philosophical objections, and historical Lutheran theological ones. A traditional metaphysical perspective is then outlined, under the rubric of philosophia perennis, on the basis of which the modernist-postmodernist objections are rebutted, and the Lutheran ones adapted as limiting principles for evangelical metaphysical speculation. A view of 'evangelical metaphysics' is then developed, and its implications for Word, Sacrament, and theological method are more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13mm | 254g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507733291
  • 9781507733295

About Larry Rinehart

Larry Rinehart holds the BA in chemistry (Gettysburg, 1968) and studied at Princeton Theological Seminary before withdrawing to pursue independent study. He was employed as a chemist and technical manager in the textile industry, retiring in 2008 as Director of Research & Development. He currently operates a small organic farmstead with his wife Donna, while following a vocation as lay theologian and Christian philosopher in the Lutheran church (LCMC).show more