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Document Details :
Title: Creation as Revelation
Subtitle: God, Nature, and History in Schelling
Author(s): TEGTMEYER, Henning
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 92 Issue: 1 Date: 2016
The paper suggests that Schelling’s philosophy of revelation should be read as a middle position between reductive rationalism and pure fideism about revelation. It can be called a work of Christian philosophy insofar as it takes both scripture and the history of Christian theology and philosophy very seriously. At the same time, it does not rely on faith alone but rather builds it on metaphysical grounds. In order to show this, the paper proceeds in three steps: first, revelation is interpreted as a mode of experience on Schellingian lines. Second, Schelling’s treatment of faith and belief is inspected more closely. Third, Schelling’s account of God’s twofold self-revelation in nature and human history is reconstructed in its main outlines.