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The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness: Von Balthasar's Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology: Von Balthasar's Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology (Studies in Philosophy and Religion)

The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness: Von Balthasar's Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology: Von Balthasar's Christocentric Philosophical Anthropology (Studies in Philosophy and Religion) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria S. Harrison

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The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness begins by providing the first comprehensive account of the model of human holiness developed by the leading theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. In so doing, the book also provides the first detailed explication of his Christocentric philosophical anthropology.
Part 2 argues that von Balthasar anticipates some key developments in late twentieth-century Anglo-American analytical philosophy, and that certain of these developments - in particular, the `internal realism' of Hilary Putnam - provide powerful support for von Balthasar's theological philosophy.
The final part elucidates von Balthasar's core intuition that human holiness is of immense apologetic value for religious faith, and concludes with a new, `internalist' theory of religious pluralism.
The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness will be seen as an important and original contribution to both Philosophy of Religion and Theology, and is likely to prove essential reading in upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both subjects.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2001 edition (31 Dec 1899)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PY3QJI
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Victoria S. Harrison (PhD, University of London 1997) is Reader in Philosophy and Director of the Forum for Philosophy and Religion at the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow, Scotland. She joined the University of Glasgow in 2005 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests focus on analytic philosophy of religion and, within that, on the philosophical problems generated by religious diversity. She also holds interests in classical Indian and Chinese philosophies. Her interests extend to the relationship between philosophy and museums and she is currently working on a project exploring the philosophical dimensions of the ways in which museums represent objects of interreligious or intercultural significance. She serves on the editorial boards of Religious Studies, The International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, and Blackwell's Philosophy Compass. Additionally she is on the committee of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

She is the author of The Apologetic Value of Human Holiness (Kluwer, 2000), Religion and Modern Thought (SCM, 2007), Eastern Philosophy: The Basics(Routledge, 2012), and has edited (with Jake Chandler) Probability in the Philosophy of Religion (OUP, 2012), and (with Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz) The Routledge Companion to Theism (Routledge, 2012).

For more information visit Victoria Harrison's homepage at the University of Glasgow. There you will find a complete list of her publications and information about her other activities.

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