Making Religious Practices Intelligible: A Prophetic Pragmatic Interpretation of Radical Orthodoxy

Contemporary Pragmatism 1 (2):137-153 (2004)
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Prophetic pragmatism and radical orthodoxy seek to overcome the limitations of traditional philosophy by means of religious practices. This essay compares and contrasts the two positions by discussing the importance of religious practices in "making sense" of the world and the lives of those who perform such practices. By taking advantage of and overcoming the postmodern age, both traditions free religion from the auspices of philosophy. However, certain theological limitations make radical orthodoxy more difficult to implement than prophetic pragmatism, which is not only free of such limitations, but can also account for the radical orthodox position



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Suspending the material: the turn of radical orthodoxy.John Milbank, Graham Ward & Catherine Pickstock - 1999 - In John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock & Graham Ward (eds.), Radical orthodoxy: a new theology. New York: Routledge. pp. 2.

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