Essays in Analytic Theology: Volume 1

ISBN : 9780198866800

Michael C. Rea
288 Pages
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Nov 2020
Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology
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This book is the first of two volumes collecting together Michael C. Rea's most substantial work in analytic theology. This volume considers the nature of God and our ability to talk and discover truths about God, whereas the companion volume focuses on theological questions about humanity and the human condition. The chapters in the first part of Volume I explore issues pertaining to discourse about God and the authority of scripture. Part two focuses on divine attributes, while part three discusses doctrine of the trinity and related issues.


Part I: Metatheology
1 Realism in Theology and Metaphysics
2 Theology without Idolatry or Violence
3 Authority and Truth
Part II: The Attributes of God
4 Divine Attributes as a Topic in Analytical Theology
5 Gender as a Divine Attribute (with postscript)
6 God Beyond Being (with postscript)
Part III: The Trinity
7 The Trinity
8 Polytheism and Christian Belief
9 Relative Identity and the Doctrine of the Trinity
10 with Jeff Brower: Material Constitution and the Trinity

About the author: 

Michael C. Rea is Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the Logos Institute for Analytic & Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses primarily on topics in metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and analytic theology. His publications include Voices from the Edge: Centring Marginalized Perspectives in Analytic Theology (co-edited with Michelle Panchuk; 2020), The Hiddenness of God (2018), Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology (co-edited with Oliver D. Crisp; 2009), Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity (co-edited with Thomas McCall; 2009), and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (co-edited with Thomas P. Flint; 2009). He is also the series editor of Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology with Oliver D. Crisp.

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