By Joerg Rieger,Nestor O. Miguez,Michelle A. Gonzalez, et al.Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group|Lexington Books||Adult NonfictionReligion & SpiritualityLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 03.07.2013Street date: 03.07.2013

While paintings in theology and spiritual reports through students in Latin the USA and through Latino/a students within the usa has made vast contributions to the present scholarship within the box, there are few tasks the place students from those a number of contexts are operating jointly. throughout Borders: Latin views within the Americas Reshaping faith, Theology, and existence is exclusive, because it brings prime students from either worlds into the dialog. The chapters of this booklet take care of the complexities of cohesion, the intersections of the preferred and the spiritual, the instance of Afro-Cubanisms, the that means of renowned liberation struggles, Hispanic id formation on the U.S. border, and the original promise of learning faith and theology within the tensions among North and South within the Americas.

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Christian faith, therefore, has nothing to do with “belief ” in God or any generic gesture toward acknowledging a higher being or truth. Kierkegaard revived Luther’s slogan of sola fide, but one that did not set its face 11 Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, p. 149. Faith and Philosophy in Tension 53 against Catholic doctrine, but against the putative Hegelian “synthesis” of faith and philosophy. It is only “by virtue of the absurd” that faith—as the very passion for eternity on the part of the existing individual—can be expressed.

William Wallace, 2nd ed. (London: Oxford University Press, 1874), §93. Faith and Philosophy in Tension 51 of reason and an evolving spiral of self-knowledge. It is gradually forged over time through the interconnections of multiple instances of selfunderstanding. The driving force of the process he called “Spirit” with a capital S. But Spirit is not only the superconscious impulse behind the process, it also signifies that universal, transpersonal consciousness the Christian faithful address as God.

In that process, they will introduce you to others who have helped them contemplate these vital questions and their implications. My hope is that you will allow them to help you navigate, with rigor and joy, one of the most significant discussions of the Christian community. 1 Faith and Philosophy in Tension Carl A. Raschke THE GREEK-JEW QUESTION C hristian fait h and ph il osoph y for the most part have been in tension for most of the last two thousand years. Ever since early Christianity spread beyond Roman Judea during the first century, the tension between faith and philosophy has remained largely unresolved.

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