Category: Religion and History

Philosophy depends upon History 0

Philosophy Depends Upon History

It is equally certain that philosophy is impossible without history ; for any theory must be a theory of facts, and if there were no facts there would be no occasion for theory. But...

Religion and History 0

History Depends Upon Philosophy

Positivism and scepticism both break down under examination. We cannot, it appears, do without either philosophical or historical thought. We seem therefore to have here a distinction within the region of the intellect parallel...

Aristotle 0

Dualism of History and Philosophy

The other argument against the use of history in theology asserts that there are two categories of fact, historical and philosophical; and that since they are totally distinct, theological propositions, which are essentially philosophical...

Anti-historical scepticism 0

Anti-Historical Scepticism

However well attested a historical fact may be, it is never more than merely attested. It is always possible that it may be wrong ; we have no means of checking it ; it...

Anti-Historical Views 0

Anti-Historical Views

Historical positivism thus fails to give any answer to theological questions. It can tell us that the Church has anathematised certain doctrines. But what those doctrines mean, or why any one ever held them,...

History of Dogma or of the Church 0

History of Dogma or of the Church

The ideal of a history of the Church as a substitute for philosophical theology is plainly open to the same general objections. It profits nothing to catalogue the heresies of early Christianity and get...

Psychology and Comparative Religion 0

Psychology and Comparative Religion

Comparative religion is the classification and comparison of different religions or of different forms of the same religion. Its aim is to determine the precise beliefs of such and such a people or sect....