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Introduction: <i>The “Death of God” and the Demise of Natural Theology</i>

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Postmodern Apologetics?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780823242740
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823242788 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823242740.003.0001

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (FUP)

Introduction: The “Death of God” and the Demise of Natural Theology

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The introduction lays out the history of apologetics from the time of the early Christians to the contemporary era. It examines the demise of the project of “natural theology” in modernity and lays out the contemporary situation in regard to questions of the divine. It also introduces the shift toward renewed thinking about God and religious experience in the endeavors of “phenomenology” and “hermeneutics.” It explains what these endeavors are and how they might prove useful for thinking about God, while also qualifying what sort of thinking that might turn out to be.

Keywords: history of apologetics; death of God; natural theology; phenomenology

Chapter.  6821 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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