Synopses & Reviews
This book challenges the interpretation offered by some contemporary theologians of the place of epistemological questions in the turn against Christianity in the West. It shows how the story may be read as an attack on reconciliation more fundamentally than revelation. It includes discussions of Locke and Nietzsche, Barth's interpretation of the eighteenth century, and the revisionist theologian Don Cupitt. Offering a striking new dimension to discussions of modernity, it will appeal to theologians and philosophers alike.
"...Williams has done a service to theology and his book is certainly worth consideration and further reflection." Greg Robertson, Toronto Journal of Theology
A striking new interpretation of theological discussions of modernity.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Spotlight on epistemology; 2. Restoring some faith in Locke; 3. Troubled giant; 4. According to Nietzsche; 5. The way of Don Cupitt; 6. Reconciliation in history; Postscript: The one, the three and the many; Select bibliography; Index.