Preface; Setting the Scene: Kant as a Philosopher for Theologians. Part I; Introduction; 1. Short biography; 2. General introduction to Kant's philosophy; Part II; Central ideas and main works and their relevance to theology; 3. Science and the Possibility Freedom, Morality and Religion: Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Judgement; 4. Kant's Moral Religion: Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, Critique of Practical Reason, and Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason.; 5. Religious Institutions, 'Priestcraft' and the Enlightenment: Religion and 'What Is Enlightenment?'; Part III; Reception and Relevance: Past, Present and Future; 6. Kant's Reception in Theology; 7. Kant's Relevance to Theology Today.
Pamela Anderson is Professor of Philosophy of Religion in the University of Oxford and Fellow of Regent's Park College, Oxford, UK. Dr Jordan Bell is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford, UK. His philosophical interests centre on the two-aspect interpretation of Kant's transcendental idealism and the theory of freedom which arises out of it.
'If you are in the market for a fast-moving, one volume
introduction to the new Kant, then this is the book for you...
Anderson and Bell cover a remarkable amount of material in a
commendably clear way.' --Sanford Lakoff
'Kant and Theology" is written in full awareness of the tendency of many theological readers to dismiss Kant as an especially pernicious advocate of autonomous Enlightenment reason who recognizes no limits to human rationality and volition. They are also aware of the many philosophical readers who simply by-pass Kant's religious concerns or else read them in strongly anti-theological ways. Nevertheless, Kant and Theology" presents the case that theology has much to learn from Kant and that there is much in Kant that can helpfully serve contemporary theological reflection, including those tendencies in contemporary theology indicated by such terms as feminism, embodiment, and hermeneutics. It covers basic elements in both the theoretical and the practical writings, and shows how the philosophical concern to understand the nature of knowledge can lead, via metaphysics, to those moral concerns that give religious language its abiding justification. It is clearly written and well-organized and will be of great help to students coming to Kant and to basic issues in the modern philosophy of religion for the first time.' - George Pattison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford, UK. --Sanford Lakoff
"Think for yourself" is a message by Kant and is strongly stressed in this most readable, bold and well-written book. The boldness is connected with the authors' ambition to restore Kant's philosophy after the upsurge of feminism and postmodernism, demonstrating its relevance for theology and hermeneutics today. It is indeed an impressive achievement to present Kant in this accessible manner while capturing his intricate thought.' - Catharina Stenqvist, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden.--Sanford Lakoff
Anderson and Bell cover a remarkable amount of material in a commendably clear way. For the most part, Anderson and Bell present Kant in a splendidly accessible way; I would feel comfortable using it in a mid-lever undergraduate course.--R W Fischer