Newman and Gadamer

Newman and Gadamer : Toward a Hermeneutics of Religious Knowledge

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Thomas K. Carr examines the religious epistemology of John Henry Newman alongside the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer. The two writers are found to cover a surprising amount of common ground: They make similar claims, and they fall into similar errors. A critical examination of four of Newman's leading ideas - first principles, antecedent probability, doctrinal development, and the illative sense - are compared with such Gadamerian themes as self-understanding, Bildung, projection, tradition, and the fusion of horizons. Carr concludes with a constructive proposal that applies a Newman-Gadamer synthesis to questions about knowledge of God.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 163.6 x 229.1 x 12.4mm | 312.98g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0788503049
  • 9780788503047
  • 1,335,707