Preface and Acknowledgements

This project began nearly ten years ago as an attempt to understand Immanuel Kant's philosophy of religion through the lenses of its religiously- and theologically-affirmative interpreters, but has transformed over the years into something quite different. Those familiar with my early research on Kant will know that I began working on Kant's philosophy of religion by comparing interpretations of Kant with their corresponding theological appropriations. Using a strategy of abductive inference...

Can Theology Go Through Kant

According to the traditional interpretation and reception of Immanuel Kant's work, the impact of his philosophy on the discipline of theology has been primarily negative.1 The Critique of Pure Reason cuts off all access to knowledge of God, and, in so doing, demolishes not only the foundations for dogmatic metaphysics, but also the foundations for any kind of positive theology whatsoever. Because traditional interpreters understand these theoretical strictures on knowledge of God to be...