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While earlier work has emphasized Kant's philosophy of religion as thinly disguised morality, this timely and original reappraisal of Kant's philosophy of religion incorporates recent scholarship. In this volume, Chris L. Firestone, Stephen R. Palmquist, and the other contributors make a strong case for more specific focus on religious topics in the Kantian corpus. Main themes include the relationship between Kant's philosophy of religion and his philosophy as a whole, the contemporary relevance of specific issues arising out of Kant's philosophical theology, and the relationship of Kant's philosophy to Christian theology. As a whole, this book capitalizes on contemporary movements in Kant studies by looking at Kant not as an anti-metaphysician, but as a genuine seeker of spirituality in the human experience.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 2 figures, 1 index
  • 0253218004
  • 9780253218001
  • 1,313,754

About Chris Firestone

Chris L. Firestone is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trinity International University. He has written many articles on religious dimensions in Kant.Stephen R. Palmquist is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University. His work includes Kant's Critical Religion: Volume 2 of Kant's System of Perspectives and many articles on Kant, Christianity, and Buddhism.show more

Table of contents

ContentsForeword Michel DesplandPrefaceList of AbbreviationsEditors' IntroductionPart 1. Philosophical Foundations for Kantian Theology1. The Tree of Melancholy: Kant on Philosophy and Enthusiasm Gregory R. Johnson2. Kant on the Rational Instability of Atheism John E. Hare3. Overcoming Deism: Hope Incarnate in Kant's Rational Religion Christopher McCammon4. The Anatomy of Truth: Literary Modes as a Kantian Model for Understanding the Openness of Knowledge and Morality to Faith Gene FendtPart 2. Theological Applications for Kantian Religion5. Reading Kant through Theological Spectacles Philip J. Rossi6. Kant's Prototypical Theology: Transcendental Incarnation as a Rational Foundation for God-Talk Nathan Jacobs7. Making Sense Out of Tradition: Theology and Conflict in Kant's Philosophy of Religion Chris L. Firestone8. Kant and Kierkegaard on the Need for a Historical Faith: An Imaginary Dialogue Ronald M. GreenPart 3. Religious Instantiations of Kantian Philosophy9. Kant and "A Theodicy of Protest" Elizabeth C. Galbraith10. A Kantian Model for Religions of Deliverance Charles F. Kielkopf11. Kant's Approach to Religion Compared with Quakerism Leslie Stevenson12. Philosophers in the Public Square: A Religious Resolution of Kant's Conflict Stephen R. Palmquist with an appendix coauthored by Richard W. MapplebeckpalmerContributorsIndexshow more

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