The Noetic Effects of Sin

The Noetic Effects of Sin : An Historical and Contemporary Exploration of How Sin Affects Our Thinking

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Stephen Moroney's fascinating study examines the frequently neglected topic of the noetic effects of sin, a phenomenon in which sin distorts human thinking. Drawing on the detailed models formulated by John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Emil Brunner, Moroney sets forth a more contemporary model of the subject. He extends beyond all previous views by relating the noetic effects of sin to the complex and unpredictable interaction between the object of knowledge and the knowing subject. Moroney also futher examines some of the implications of the noetic effects of sin for the rationalist theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg and the Reformed epistemology of Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Lastly, Moroney undertakes an interdisciplinary study of what social psychology and Christian theology contribute to our understanding of the noetic effects of sin. An invaluable addition to current conversations on theology and epistemology, The Noetic Effects of Sin will be of interest to scholars of theology, religion, and social psychology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100181
  • 9780739100189

About Stephen K. Moroney

Stephen K. Moroney is Associate Professor of Theology at Malone College.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Calvin's Teachings on Reason and the Noetic Effects of Sin Chapter 3 Kuyper, Brunner, and a New Model of How Sin Affects Our Thinking Chapter 4 Pannenberg's Rationalist Theology Chapter 5 Plantinga's and Wolterstorff's Reformed Epistemology Chapter 6 Social Psychology and Christian Theology on Self-Serving Cognitive Distortion Chapter 7 Appendix 1: Calvin's Psychology Chapter 8 Appendix 2:Representative Teachings on the Noetic Effects of Sin in Christian Tradition and Christian Scripture Chapter 9 Works Cited Chapter 10 Indexshow more

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