Being in Religion 978-3-16-152052-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Asle Eikrem

Being in Religion

A Journey in Ontology from Pragmatics through Hermeneutics to Metaphysics

[Sein in der Religion. Eine Reise durch die Ontologie, von der Pragmatik über die Hermeneutik zur Metaphysik.]

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Must the relation between the pragmatic, semantic and ontological structures of religious discourses be understood as internally necessary, as Lorenz B. Puntel states? In this book, Asle Eikrem strives to understand what makes religious language meaningful and true.
Asle Eikrem strives to develop a systematic philosophical understanding of the constitutive structures of religious discourses. Different philosophical traditions (phenomenology, hermeneutics, pragmatics, metaphysics or analytical philosophical thinking) have articulated these structures in their own distinctive ways. The author aims to show how insights from partly conflicting traditions can be coherently reconstructed within the framework of a comprehensive philosophical presentation. The central thesis guiding his work is inspired by the deep-metaphysics of German philosopher Lorenz B. Puntel, and states that the relation between the pragmatic, semantic and ontological structures of religious discourses must be understood as internally necessary. They cannot be thought independently from each other. The pragmatic and semantic structures of religious discourses must be understood as substructures in a comprehensive ontological dimension (Being) that is characterized as practicable and expressible.
Authors/Editors

Asle Eikrem Born 1978; 2011 PhD in Philosophy of Religion from MF – Norwegian School of Theology; currently research fellow at MF.

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In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 139 (2014), S. 493–495 (Hermann Deuser)