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Author Mitchell, Basil, 1917-2011.

Title Faith and criticism : the Sarum lectures 1992 / Basil Mitchell
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994


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Description 173 pages ; 22 cm
Series Sarum lectures ; 1992
Contents 1. Faith and Criticism: A Problem for Theology -- 2. Faith and Criticism: The Problem Generalized -- 3. Faith and Criticism as Interdependent -- 4. Faith and Reason: A Problem in Navigation -- 5. Faith and Rational Choice -- 6. Christian Ethics: Traditionalists and Progressives -- 7. Religious Education -- 8. The Perils of 'Pluralism'
Summary Religious education can be Christian without ceasing to be critical, and a liberal society can espouse Christian values
Faith and Criticism addresses a central problem in the Church today - the tension between traditionalists and progressives. Traditionalists want above all to hold fast to traditional foundations in belief and to ensure that nothing of value is lost, even at the risk of a clash with 'modern knowledge'. Progressives are concerned above all to proclaim a faith that is credible today, even at the risk of sacrificing some elements of traditional doctrine. They are often locked in uncomprehending conflict. Basil Mitchell argues that, not only in theology but in any other serious intellectual pursuit, faith and criticism are interdependent. A tradition which is not open to criticism will eventually ossify; and without faith in some established tradition criticism has nothing to fasten upon. This interdependence of faith and criticism has implications for society at large
Analysis Christianity Faith
Faith and reason - Christianity
Modernist-fundamentalist controversy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Faith and reason -- Christianity.
Modernist-fundamentalist controversy.
LC no. 94016380
ISBN 0198267584 (alk. paper)