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It is quixotic enough to demand that one's faith be logical or rationalistic, but to assign a necessary causal impact to the religion itself in one particular area of human activity (here, science) is almost horrifically doomed to failure.
Rationalistic structure even reigns over empirical observations or `impressions [which] arise from our interaction with the world' (pp.
In their concluding chapter, the four authors specify three distinctive features of East Asian illiberal democracies: "first, a non-neutral understanding of the state; second, the evolution of a rationalistic and legalistic technocracy that manages the developing state as a corporate enterprise; finally, the development of a managed rather than a critical public space and civil society" (p.
Secondly, though Lai is in tune with Tillich's thinking much of the time, there are too many lapses, such as half-expecting Tillich to let the finality of the Christ event come under historical scrutiny in rationalistic terms that Tillich could never contemplate, or accusing him of 'sheer dogmatic assertion' for not demonstrating how or why the healing quality of Christ is complete and unlimited in him and not in others (despite ST 1: 133-37 and ST 2 passim).
Lines of argument can also be blurred: Reedy finds Caroline Richardson's view that South's sermons are akin to ethical essays ~strange' (82), yet he himself recognizes their rationalistic rather than Scriptural character (92-3) and notes that South can quite abandon the duty of homiletic application (98).
The rise of rationalistic thinking in American religion was reflected in the republication of The Humble Inquiry into the Scripture Account of Jesus Christ by Thomas Emlyn, the first self- styled Unitarian minister in Great Britain.
However, he angered the clergy, who emphasized faith rather than dialectic argument and proof, with his rationalistic approach to Church dogma, especially the dogma of the Trinity.
Between the chapters concerning important authors from the middle ages to modern times who, in Hosle's view, showed a rationalistic approach with regard to the problem of God and Christian religion, some scattered chapters deal with broad general themes: the relation among religion, theology, and philosophy; rationalism, determinism and freedom; and a metaphysical history of atheism.
It begins by setting the table with the dinnerware of de Lubacian paradox, emphasizing again and again that both fideist approaches to the reality of the God-man rooted in a false positivism of Revelation, and rationalistic approaches that seek to "explain" the mystery of the Incarnation by dissolving it in advance, are unacceptable for the orthodox Christian.
Van Atta also maintains that Laird's relations with the Joint Chiefs of Staff were even rockier than this reviewer had assumed, rather than the symbiotic and rationalistic relationship some have suggested.
A "rationalistic" view is found in Soloveitchik's Halakhic Man: it entails the search for an exhaustive conceptual description of the laws, subsuming them under general principles.
To turn this natural assumption into a necessary dogma, rationalistic Christians argue that since God cannot lie, deceive, or err, the only option he has left is to tell the absolute (non-contradictable) truth.