Cover of: The Foundations of Belief | Leslie Dewart

The Foundations of Belief

Published by Herder and Herder in [New York] .
Written in English.

About the Book

Dewart's new book is a work of fundamental theology, or of the philosophy of religion, and its purpose is to consider the question at the basis of the present-day ""crisis of faith"": can the Christian faith be said truly to develop and unequivocally to evolve, assuming that that faith is true, and that its object is real? It is Dewart's belief that the Christian faith must evolve consciously if it is to survive, and that neither the traditional foundations of belief (as formulated in Aquinas' synthesis) nor contemporary thought can furnish the basis for that development. Instead, contemporary Christian thought must complete the work begun by Aquinas, and revise the achievements of contemporary philosophical and scientific thought, thereby achieving a new synthesis within the framework of which the ""conscious evolution"" of a rational Christian belief could take place. The book, obviously, is complementary to Dewart's earlier The Future of Belief and, like that book, its implications will be considered outrageously radical by some, but as reliable guidelines for the future by most. Despite the complexity of the author's thought and the inherent difficulty of the material, this work, like its predecessor volume, will create a sensation both academic and popular. It should prove to be one of the most important, and probably one of the most successful, religious books of the year.

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
201
Library of Congress
BL51 .D417

The Physical Object

Format
Hardback
Pagination
526 p.
Number of pages
526
Weight
1.7 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5685871M
Internet Archive
foundationsofbel00dewa
ISBN 10
0855320559
ISBN 13
9780855320553
LC Control Number
69017777
Library Thing
1829917
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