New Faculty Book: The Grace of Being Fallible in Philosophy, Theology, and Religion

Jun 29, 2022

The print version of The Grace of Being Fallible in Philosophy, Theology, and Religion (2021) co-edited by Thomas John Hastings, Executive Director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC) and editor of the International Bulletin of Mission Research has been cataloged and added to the collection, BD171 .G73 2021.

An e-book version continues to be available from Wright Library as well.

Summary from the publisher: "Why is epistemic fallibilism a viable topic for Christian thought and cultural engagement today? Religious fundamentalists and scientific positivists tend to deal with reality in terms of "knockdown" arguments, and such binary approaches to lived reality have helped to underwrite the belligerence and polarization that mark this age of the social media echo chamber. For those who want to take both religion and science seriously, epistemic fallibilism offers a possible moderating stance that claims neither too much nor too little for either endeavor, nor forces a decision for one side over and against the other. This book uses this epistemological approach to fallibilism as a positive resource for conversations that arise at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and religion. The essays explore a range of openings into the interstices of these often siloed fields, with the aim of overcoming some of the impasses separating diverse ways of knowing."

Image description: Photo of the book and some decorative objects on a table. Book cover illustration copyright Alex Linch