In a brilliant series of essays, the distinguished philosopher D. Z. Phillips explores the alternatives for faith after foundationalism. A significant exploration of post-foundationalist thought in its own right, Faith After Foundationalism is also an important evaluation and critique of the theological implications of the views of Alvin Plantinga, Richard Rorty, George Lindbeck, and Peter Berger.Phillips's own position is that one must resist the philosopher's tendency to turn religious mystery into epistemological mystery. To understand how religious concepts are formed is to understand that to speak of God as beyond mortal telling is t to confess a failure of language. God's hiddenness is part of our concept of him--a reflection of the mystery of human life as it is lived.Faith After Foundationalism will be essential reading for philosophers of religion and theologians, as well as for students of contemporary epistemology.
D. Z. Phillips is professor of philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea, and the Danforth Professor of the Philosophy of Religion at the Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of many important books on philosophy of religion and ethics, including The Concept of Prayer, Death and Immortality, From Fantasy to Faith, Interventions in Ethics, and Wittgenstein and Religion.