<i>Vera Philosophia cum sacra Theologia nusquam pugnat:</i> Keckermann on Philosophy, Theology, and the Problem of Double Truth

Richard A. Muller

in After Calvin

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157017
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849581 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

Vera Philosophia cum sacra Theologia nusquam pugnat: Keckermann on Philosophy, Theology, and the Problem of Double Truth

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The study discussed in this chapter, of Barholomaus Keckermann, not only addresses the issue of the late Reformation or early orthodox approaches to philosophy as a necessary element in the academy or university curriculum, it also examines the issue of the Reformed reappropriation of aspects of the older tradition in the era of the institutionalization of Protestantism, what might be viewed as the intellectual analogue of what various social historians have called “confessionalization”. Keckermann's analysis of the problem of faith, reason, and double truth appears as an exercise both in the positive reappraisal and in the delimitation of the bounds of philosophy.

Keywords: Barholomaus Keckermann; double truth; late Reformation; confessionalization; Zuylen

Chapter.  8622 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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