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Collective Absolute Presuppositions

Tectonic Plates for Churches


Sharon Peebles Burch

Like tectonic plates, collective absolute presuppositions are obscured by linguistic conventions, cognitive patterns, and current social and cultural precedents. Yet, because they are a part of the way human beings structure reality, they determine how the principles of religious faith are received. Professors, pastors, preachers, teachers, religious educators, and others who have accepted the challenge to seek greater understanding of the religious traditions to which they are devoted, regularly deal with them. This book presents them as integral to practical theology, describes how to identify and describe them, and details their theological significance and history.