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    Back to Revelation-Inspiration: Searching for the Cognitive Foundation of Christian Theology in a Postmodern World

    (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001). ($ 32.00 + shipping and handling).


    You can order this book also from the University Press of America, (800-462-6420).

    In Models of Revelation-Inspiration, Fernando L. Canale, analyzes the two main ways in which Christianity has understood the origin of biblical knowledge. Canale proposes a way to overcome them by suggesting a new model of understanding that maximizes their strengths and avoids their weaknesses. By allowing us to see and use biblical knowledge in a new light, the new model uncovers a new foundation for theological knowledge.



A Criticism of Theological Reason: Time and Timelessness as Primordial Presuppositions.

vol. 10, Andrews University Seminary Doctoral Dissertation Series, 10 vol. (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1987).  ($ 19.90 + shipping and handling). 


You can order this book also from Andrews University Press,  by  E-mail: aupress@andrews.edu, or by phone: 616-471-6134.

  Throughout the history of Christianism the notion of reason and its contribution to the formulation of theology has  been interpreted in various ways. This work studies three models of interpretation, the  classical,  modern and biblical.  The first chapter, philosophical in nature, focuses on the notion of reason and its  role in the constitutions of meanings.  The analysis shows that three hermeneutical presuppositions are always  involved in rational operations, they are, the ontological, epistemological, and system. These  presuppositions, in   turn, assume a dimensionality or premordial presupposition about reality (Being). Chapter two,  historico- theological in nature, presents the way in which these four working   presuppositions have been  interpreted in the classical and modern schools of theology.  Chapter three, biblico-theological in nature, uncovers the way in which Scripture interprets the four  hermeneutical presuppositions of reason.   The analysis shows that  the classical and modern interpretations of reason  are built on the acsumption that ultimate reality is timeless while the biblical interpretation operates on the assumption that ultimate reality is temporal and historical.

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