Immanuel Kant: A Christian Philosopher?

Stephen Richard Palmquist

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Abstract

I begin with a few general suggestions about what it means to be a Christian. I then summarize the new interpretation of Kant as proposing a ‘System of Perspectives,’ which I have set out in greater detail elsewhere. After discussing the important notions of ‘criticism,’ ‘perspective’ and ‘system’ as they operate in Kant’s thought, the bulk of the essay is devoted to an assessment of the theological implications of Kant’s System, I conclude that, contrary to popular opinion, particularly among some Christian theologians, Kant’s intentions were theologically constructive, and moreover, that his System is thoroughly consistent with the Christian perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-75
JournalFaith and Philosophy
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

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