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Dialogues between Faith and Reason: The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought

John H. Smith


This book traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the “slippery slope” of secularization. At the same time, it points to the persistence of a tradition that grew out of the Reformation and continues in the mostly Protestant philosophical reflection on whether and how faith can be justified by reason. The book posits that faith and reason have long been locked in mutual engagement in which they productively challenge each other as partners in an ongoing dialogue. Although in the secularized West the death of God is said to be fundamental to the modern ... More

Keywords: history of theology, philosophy of religion, secularization, Reformation, faith, secularized West, God, post-modernity, Christian tradition, atheism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449277
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John H. Smith, author
University of California, Irvine