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Living in the Existential Margins: Reflections on the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology

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From the journal Open Theology

Abstract

In this essay, I outline my view of an epistemic distinction between philosophy and theology along the lines of different evidential authorities operating in the two disciplines. I then go on to suggest that this epistemic view allows for a recognition of different discursive loyalties. In distinction from what I term “Plantinga-type” views, I contend that my broadly postmodern Thomistic account is preferable because of the way in which it better reflects the existential reality of a plurality of loyalties in our lived existence. In this way, I offer a defense of an existential relationship of philosophy to theology that serves as increased warrant for the epistemic account.

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Received: 2019-05-12
Accepted: 2019-06-11
Published Online: 2019-07-04

© 2019 J. Aaron Simmons, published by De Gruyter

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