Technology, Truth and Language: The Crisis of Theological Discourse

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


The solution of the crisis of a discipline, and the question of whether it will survive of not, depends on the degree to which problems of common questions, methods and modes of discourse can be established. If the very possibility of discourse becomes the issue, then the crisis is grave indeed. Theology faces such a crisis today. It faces a crisis of discourse, that is, of the possibilitity of a language that can communicate truth. The source of the crisis is found in the splintering and dismembering of the metaphysical tradition of which language and truth classically have been based.