Premodern Faith in a Postmodern Culture, Peter Drilling presents a how-to guide to assist believers in seeing how the process of coming to faith in the triune God of the Christian tradition is not only reasonable and authentic in its original development, but also continues to be relevant in light of modern and postmodern challenges. This work implements Bernard Lonergan's method to highlight the consistency of the Christian faith and includes various directions believers can take, both theoretical and practical, to apply faith in the Trinity.
Since the European Enlightenment of the 18th century, traditional religious faith has been challenged from many sides. Both the modern and postmodern worldviews have confronted religious belief. The Christian doctrine of God is no exception. Premodern Faith in a Postmodern Culture: A Contemporary Theology of the Trinity acknowledges these challenges to the Christian doctrine of God and explains their sources in philosophical terms. Through careful, thoughtful analysis, Peter Drilling offers a way to meet these challenges so that Christian Faith in the triune God survives and thrives. By using the theological method articulated by the philosopher-theologian Bernard Lonergan, this book demonstrates a reasonable and authentic process of coming to faith. This method includes various directions believers can take, both theoretical and practical, to apply faith in the Trinity. Drilling's multi-faceted approach looks at this faith through the diverse perspectives of analogous understanding, spirituality, ecclesiology, philosophy, and interreligious dialogue. This work is unique in its view of the entire historical development of the Trinity, from historical sources to the new, postmodern conceptions of God.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Premodernity, Modernity, and Postmodernity
Chapter 3 Chapter 2: A Way Forward: Keeping the Faith
Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Drawn into Mystery
Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Faith: Knowledge Born of Love
Chapter 6 Chapter 5: The Achievement of a Creed
Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Understanding the Triune God: God in God-Self
Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Understanding the Triune God: In the Image of the Divine Trinity
Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Understanding the Triune God: The Way of Philosophy
Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Interreligious Dialogue on the Divine
Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Jesus: God Incarnate and Savior