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Brad East’s review of N. T. Wright’s History and Eschatology – Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology 2019

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DOES GOD EXIST? Contemporary atheists, are far from the first to wonder about this question. Ancient philosophers and Abrahamic believers have grappled with the weighing of evidence in one form or another for centuries. Christians often use the term “natural theology” to describe this task. N. T. Wright’s History and Eschatology – Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology 2019 Baylor University Press addresses some of the strengths and weaknesses of approaches to natural theology in the Enlightenment and Christian theology. The Enlightenment is critiqued by wright for its excessive skepticism and the uncoupling of “religion” from human character and affairs. The Christian tradition is also critiqued for largely abandoning the essentially Jewish character of their faith tradition. Brad East’s review of this book shows how Wright seeks to move beyond the limits of some of these approaches to natural theology, to restore an epistemology closer to enlightenment and Christian hopes and an “epistemology of love, a mode of human inquiry that forgoes detachment and seeks, in delight, to understand what is truly other than oneself.” https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-jesus-of-history-and-the-gods-of-natural-theology/


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