Milbank’s milieu : theorisations of truth, faith and reason

Deagon, Alex (2014) Milbank’s milieu : theorisations of truth, faith and reason. International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 75(1), pp. 86-103.

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This article seeks to clarify and theorise three fundamental themes in the work of John Milbank: truth, faith and reason. In his work, Milbank often uses these terms in ambiguous ways, so the terminology requires clarity to facilitate further productive discussion. It is found that truth refers to the revelation of the divine relations in the Trinity, and these correspond with human relations when this revelation is apprehended by faith through participation. Faith means trust or persuasion, such that when the divine is graciously revealed, the mind is transformed and persuaded to participate in the divine relations. This faith is reconciled with reason, or logos, the divine word which is Christ and is the ultimate revelation of the Trinity through the Incarnation, which produces a reason that leads to peace based in faith.

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ID Code: 79415
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online 13 May 2014. The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on 13 November 2015.
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Keywords: Milbank, Truth, Faith, Reason, correspondence, peace
DOI: 10.1080/21692327.2014.918860
ISSN: 1783-1377
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 International Journal of Philosophy and Theology
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Deposited On: 12 Dec 2014 02:48
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 14:51

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