Divine discourse comprises Nicholas Wolterstorff’s philosophical reflections on the claim that God speaks. This claim figures large in the canonical texts and. Regardless of whether one agrees with the content of. Wolterstorff’s Divine Discourse, it is clear that it is a ground-break- ing and philosophically powerful piece. Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, x + pp.
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Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim That God Speaks by Nicholas Wolterstorff
It is not that the words themselves are binding, but the conditions attached to them. Return to Book Page. However, promises and commands are not primarily intended to reveal the unknown to us, but to show us our duties, etc. He gives a very careful and clear discussion of what Barth means by Jesus being the Word-as-Revelation of God.
Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim That God Speaks
Prominent in the canonical texts and traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is the claim that God speaks. In defense of authorialdiscourse interpretation contra Derrida. Lombardi discoruse – American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 2: The only theologian to really make this observation was the fellow-gnostic Hans urs von Balthasar.
Nicholas Wolterstorff – – Religious Studies 37 3: Has Scripture become a wax nose? Moving on to issues of interpretation, he considers how one would interpret a text if one wanted to find out what God was saying thereby.
Sep 11, Wesley Hill rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all Divine Woltestorff He embraces contemporary speech-action theory as his basic approach to language; and after expanding the theory beyond its usual applications, concludes that the claim that God performs illocutionary actions discourxe coherent and entails no obvious falsehoods. Response to Helm, Quinn, and Westphal. While we must appreciate and employ! Vijay Pillai rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Barth cannot see God as speaking because God, being wholly other, cannot enter the realm of the phenomenal.
Paperbackpages. Anxiety and the Face of the Other: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Prominent features of this part of the discussion are his defense, against Ricoeur and Derrida, of the legitimacy of interpreting a text to find out what its author said, and his analysis of the double hermeneutic involved when the discourse of one person is appropriated into divjne discourse of another person.
I have some criticisms, though.
Merold Westphal – – Religious Studies 37 3: It seems a rather simple question, but Wolterstorff uses it to explain how epistemology can work. Philosophical Reflections on the claim that God speaks.
Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks. A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and theology and philosophy of religion.
Trivia About Divine Discourse Philosophers have never before, in any sustained fashion, reflected on these matters, mainly because they have mistakenly treated speech as revelation. Wolterstorff argues that at least some of us are entitled to believe that God has spoken. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Disfourse University Press, The section on John Locke at the end of the book is almost worth the price of the book. Cambridge University Press Amazon.
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Cambridge, MA: Open Preview See a Problem? Against God’s Moral Goodness. The relations that govern the laws of discourse are real, not legal fictions. Himma – – Auslegung 23 1: Nathan Howe rated it liked it Sep 24, We must destroy Plato to the hilt, but this is too high a price to pay, pace Derrida. Interpreting for the mediated divine discourse the second hermeneutic.
Finite and Infinite Goods: If this is true and easy for me to do, why is it suddenly hard for God to do? No trivia xivine quizzes yet.
The book closes with a discussion of the epistemological question of whether we are entitled to believe that God speaks. Adam Omelianchuk rated it really liked it Jun 14,