Some days it seems like just about everybody wants to be a naturalist. And I’m not talking about folks who drive a Prius and shop at Whole Foods and listen to John Denver. In this context, “naturalist” seems to flag some sort of commitment to atheism, secularism, and/or science. But just what is naturalism exactly, and […]
63. Michael Rea on Philosophy of Religion and Analytic Theology
Fifty years ago the philosopher keen to study philosophy of religion was not that far off the chemist keen to study alchemy. In other words, it might provide a novel pastime, just so long as you didn’t grant the discourse any significance for the real world. Things have certainly changed. Today philosophy of religion is […]
Can analytic philosophy save theology?
Theology today is beset by a problem, one that is shared by many disciplines in the humanities. The problem is multi-layered. In fact it is a number of problems. Let me take a moment to identify three of them. 1. Skepticism: Many theologians write in the shadow of Kant’s “Copernican Revolution”. There is an enormous and […]