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Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology

Andrew Louth


This book seeks to exorcize the spectre of the Enlightenment by drawing on H. G. Gadamer's demonstration of ‘how little the traditions in which we stand are weakened’ by the legacy of the Enlightenment. It then applies these insights to theology where the importance of tradition and the unity between theology and spirituality are rediscovered.

Keywords: Enlightenment, H. G. Gadamer, theology, tradition, spirituality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198261964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Louth, author
University of London
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