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← Why am I reading theology?

superbeanson's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by superbeanson

I’m starting to think that modern theology is simply postmodern literary criticism applied to a single book of fiction.

lol- great quote

Steve Zara

When I studied undergrad philosophy in the 90s we did look breifly at the ontological argument, from Anselm through Descarte onto Malcolm and Plantinga. This argument has an interesting logical form to it.

None of the other stuff in theology was noticed for 2 reasons I guess.

1: No new developments since the scholastics

2: Modern academic philosophy is concentrated in the areas of language and logic

Scientists (and others) are interested in the philosophy of religion at the moment precisely because RD has engendered a new debate on a popular, practical level

Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:14:00 UTC | #846141