Theologians

The Philosophical Thoughts and Works of John Hick. Part 2 of 2.

By David Cheetham

David Cheetham concludes his discussion on the philosophical thoughts and works of John Hick. part 2 of 2.

John Hick was an English philosopher of religion and theologian. Following a religious experience he emphasised the importance of religious encounter over propositional assent to certain ideas. This eventually led to him engaging with different faiths and taking a pluralist view of salvation. His theodicy embraced the Irenaean idea of 'soul-making'.

The Philosophical Thoughts and Works of David Hume

By David Fergusson

David Fergusson discusses the thought and works of David Hume, an agnostic, who has a sceptical philosophical approach, having abandoned a religious life in his mid-teens.

David Hume was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of philosophical empiricism, scepticism, and naturalism. Beginning with A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40), Hume strove to create a naturalistic science of man that examined the psychological basis of human nature.

Luce Irigaray

By Isabelle Hamley

Isabelle Hamley discusses the philosopher Luce Irigaray and her importance for feminist theology.

Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French philosopher, linguist, psychoanalyst and feminist who analyses the uses and misuses of language in relation to women. She explores the exclusion of women from culture, the relegation of the feminine to physical matter, and the assimilation of women to male subjectivity. Her works include Speculum of the Other Woman and This Sex Which is Not One. Her later thinking considers the possible construction of a female subject and the context necessary for equal relationship between the two sexes.

William James

By Jeremy Carrette

Jeremy Carrette discusses William James' impact on philosophy, psychology and theology.

The Philosophical Thoughts of Immanuel Kant Part 1

By Christopher Insole

Christopher Insole continues his discussion on the philosophical thoughts of Immanuel Kant in this part 1 of 2.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

The Philosophical Thoughts of Immanuel Kant Part 2

By Christopher Insole

Christopher Insole continues his discussion on the philosophical thoughts of Immanuel Kant in this part 2 of 2.

Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential German (East Prussian) philosopher. He is famous for his three critiques; Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason and Critique of the Power of Judgement. He synthesised thinking about reason and experience to assert that the mind imposes structures (Categories) to order thought. He also proposed universal laws of ethical behaviour and teleological judgement.

Søren Kierkegaard

By Steven Shakespeare

Steven Shakespeare discusses Kierkegaard's life and his Christian philosophy.

Søren Kierkegaard was a prolific Danish writer whose works embrace philosophy, psychology, theology, literary theory and fiction. He is considered the father of existentialism. He sought to bring ever renewing passion into the Christian life, which brought him somewhat into conflict with the establishment.

Emmanuel Levinas

By Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes discusses Emmanuel Levinas' theology and philosophy.

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