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This book arises out of a deep fascination with the relationship between human intelligence and rationality, and how our fragile but uniquely human ability to be rational invariably affects our everyday lives as well as our involvement with faith, theology, and the spectacular scientific achievements of our time. After carefully analyzing the notion of rationality and examining how the skill of rationality is being challenged by postmodern culture, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen argues that it is precisely the problem of rationality that holds the key to understanding the complex forces shaping the radically different domains of religion and science today.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 296 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0802838685 ISBN-13: 9780802838681 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Confronting head-on the intellectual challenges raised by postmodern thought, this volume offers a convincing defense of human reason and the legitimacy of theological reflection. Building on the line of argument pursued in his most recent writings, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen here develops his notion of a "postfoundationalist rationality", finding within the rich resources of human thought the possibility -- and vital need -- for complementary dialogue between religion and science.
Learned and fully engaged with current philosophical trends, this volume is a must-read for anyone seeking a sound foundation for faith in a scientifically oriented world.