The Pertinence Of Paradox In Theology: Its Uses And Possibilities(神學中弔詭張力的適切運用與可能性) / 湯紹源





Paradox, by itself is often an unwelcome term in theological construction. This paper attempts to point out the legitimacy of paradox. Hopefully, paradoxes in theology can be utilized and recognized, and will become one of the tools to construct today’s theology. Since the Age of the Enlightenment and through the influence of the philosophy of Kant, the fact-value split has become a constraint in theological construction. The use of paradox provides space for a theology which makes possible the coherence of fact and value. With this kind of space, theology has a built-in corrective.