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Intro -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Part One The Main Road -- 1 Fundamental Loyalties -- 2 Theology, Hermeneutics, and Ricoeur's Double Life -- Part Two Detour -- 3 Prefiguration: The Critical Arc and Descriptive Identity -- 4 Configuration: The Narrative Arc and Narrative Identity -- 5 Refiguration: Ricoeur's "Little Ethics" -- Part Three Return -- 6 Chalcedonian Hermeneutics -- 7 Theological Anthropology: Removing Brackets -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index.
Paul Ricoeur (1913--2005) remains one of philosophy of religion's most distinctive voices. Ricoeur was a philosopher first, and while his religious reflections are very relevant to theology, Boyd Blundell argues that his philosophy is even more relevant. Using Ricoeur's own philosophical hermeneutics, Blundell shows that there is a way for explicitly Christian theology to maintain both its integrity and overall relevance. He demonstrates how the dominant pattern of detour and return found throughout Ricoeur's work provides a path to understanding the relationship between philosophy and theology. By putting Ricoeur in dialogue with current, fundamental, and longstanding debates about the role of philosophy in theology, Blundell offers a hermeneutically sensitive engagement with Ricoeur's thought from a theological perspective.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.