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Faith's knowledge : papers exploring the theory and application of theological epistemology

Tyson, Paul Graham (2009) Faith's knowledge : papers exploring the theory and application of theological epistemology. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis locates the origins of modern secular knowledge in late medieval theology. Problems with modern and postmodern knowledge which arise from these theological origins are then tackled theologically, and the manner in which secular ways of understanding knowledge are embedded in specific university, political and hospital contexts are then described and evaluated from a post-secular theological standpoint. The theoretical component of this thesis looks at knowledge itself and finds that without faith there can be no knowledge. The applied component of this thesis does two things. Firstly it explores how our conception of knowledge shapes the assumptions, operational norms, belief frames and tacit values of some characteristically modern and secular institutions. Secondly the applied component evaluates those contexts from the theologically premised conception of knowledge which was argued for in the theoretical component of this thesis.

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ID Code: 32265
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Harrison, Paul& Kendall, Gavin
Keywords: theology, epistemology, faith, post-secular Christian Platonism
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 May 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 05:56

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