Phenomenology of the Truth Proper to Religion by Daniel Guerriere

By Daniel Guerriere

The query is, what constitutes fact in faith? Represented this is the complete spectrum of phenomenology--transcendental, existential, hermeneutic, moral, and deconstructive--presented by way of the most revered names within the philosophy of faith this day: Louis Dupre, Merold Westphal, and Edward Farley. here's additionally engagement with a large choice of twentieth-century thinkers equivalent to Husserl, Scheler, and Heidegger; Ricoeur, Gadamer, and Derrida; Freud, van der Leeuw, and Eliade; and Rosenzweig, Tillich, and Schillebeeks.

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Next page > < previous page page_29 next page > Page 29 I merely intend to investigate the aptitude of these models in clarifying that religious fact as well as the particular conditions required for successfully doing so. In a sense, then, it is philosophyor at least its available apparatusrather than religion, that is being examined here. " For truth, in whatever manner envisaged, must, in principle, be able to accommodate all legitimate claims of truth. If recent philosophy has often rejected the legitimacy of religious claims, the application of the basic models, rather than the models themselves, may be at fault.

In contrast with this method, arguments that by a process of sheer reasoning pretend to arrive at full-fledged religious conclusions assume the phenomenal world capable of yielding positive information about the nature of what transcends it. To conclude to a transcendent ground, or to postulate such a ground in order to make the real intelligible, is not yet to attain the idea of God as religious faiths have traditionally conceived it. Is the absolutely intelligiblewhich many philosophers require to found the intelligibility of the realthe perfect Being intended by the religious act?

Since truth as demystification or deconstruction either begs the question of truth altogether or rests upon a more fundamental model to which it merely clears the access, I shall not consider it here. 13 Correspondence The correspondence between word and reality appears even in the earliest tradition, if not as the central core of religious truth, at < previous page page_29 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 least as one of its essential components.

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