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Domestication of Transcendence

How Modern Thinking about God Went Wrong

Domestication of Transcendence

How Modern Thinking about God Went Wrong

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Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780664256357
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 01/02/1996
Width: 12.7 cm
Height: 20.3 cm
William Placher looks at "classical" Christian theology (Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Martin Luther) and contrasts it with the Christian discourse about God that evolved in the seventeenth century. In particular, he deals with the notion of transcendence that gained prominence in this era and its impact on modern theology and modern thinking today. He persuasively argues that useful lessons can be drawn from premodern thinking about God, especially when viewed within the context of contemporary objections to it. This reexamination, according to Placher, has practical and profound implications for modern theology.

William C. Placher

William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including Essentials of Christian Theology, published by WJK.

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