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Shalom and the Ethics of Belief: Nicholas Wolterstorff's Theory of Situated Rationality.

By: Shannon, Nathan D. (Nathan Daniel), 1977-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 2015Distributor: [Place of publication not identified] : Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780227905203; 0227905202; 1498202241; 0227175514; 9780227175514; 9781498202244.Subject(s): Wolterstorff, Nicholas | Wolterstorff, Nicholas | Faith | Belief and doubt | Justification (Christian theology) | Rationalism | Knowledge, Theory of | Christian ethics | Social ethics | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | RELIGION -- Ethics | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Spiritual Growth | Belief and doubt | Christian ethics | Faith | Justification (Christian theology) | Knowledge, Theory of | Rationalism | Social ethicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 205 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, Christian philosopher -- Situated rationality and the doxastic self -- Situated rationality and practices of inquiry -- The comprehensive ethic of shalom -- Theory and praxis: shalom theorizing and scholarship -- A shalom doxastic ethic and the status of Christian belief.
Summary: "Against the individualism and abstractionism of standard modern accounts of justification and epistemic merit, Wolterstorff incorporates the ethics of belief within the full scope of a person's socio-moral accountability, an accountability that ultimately flows from the teleology of the world as intended by its creator and from the inherent value of humans as bearers of the divine image. This study explores Nicholas Wolterstorff's theory of "situated rationality" from a theological point of view and argues that it is in fact a doxastic ethic based upon the theology of Wolterstorff's neo-Calvinist, Kuyperian background, which emerges in terms of his biblical ethic and eschatology of shalom. Situated rationality, the sum of Wolterstorff's decades-long work on epistemology and rationality is a shalom doxastic ethic--a Christian, common grace ethic of doxastic (even religious doxastic) pluralism."-- Provided by publisher.
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Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, Christian philosopher -- Situated rationality and the doxastic self -- Situated rationality and practices of inquiry -- The comprehensive ethic of shalom -- Theory and praxis: shalom theorizing and scholarship -- A shalom doxastic ethic and the status of Christian belief.

"Against the individualism and abstractionism of standard modern accounts of justification and epistemic merit, Wolterstorff incorporates the ethics of belief within the full scope of a person's socio-moral accountability, an accountability that ultimately flows from the teleology of the world as intended by its creator and from the inherent value of humans as bearers of the divine image. This study explores Nicholas Wolterstorff's theory of "situated rationality" from a theological point of view and argues that it is in fact a doxastic ethic based upon the theology of Wolterstorff's neo-Calvinist, Kuyperian background, which emerges in terms of his biblical ethic and eschatology of shalom. Situated rationality, the sum of Wolterstorff's decades-long work on epistemology and rationality is a shalom doxastic ethic--a Christian, common grace ethic of doxastic (even religious doxastic) pluralism."-- Provided by publisher.

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