Continental Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction

Philip Goodchild

in Rethinking Philosophy of Religion

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780823222063
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235605 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Continental Philosophy of Religion: An             Introduction

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This chapter explains the concept of continental philosophy of religion. In English-speaking countries the philosophy of religion focuses largely on truth-claims, rationality, and the coherence of religious propositions, especially those of classical theism. In France and Germany, it deals with other sets of problems, tasks, reasoning, and cultural location. This chapter suggests that the philosophy of religion must remain a critical discourse on the beliefs and practices of actual existing religious traditions in order to maintain its status as a determinate field of philosophical study.

Keywords: philosophy of religion; continental philosophy; religious propositions; classical theism; religious beliefs; religious tradition

Chapter.  14211 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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