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Philosophia Christi

Volume 17, Issue 1, 2015

Joshua Lee Harris
Pages 87-103
DOI: 10.5840/pc20151716

Some Prolegomena to Any Future Truth Theory in Christian Philosophy

I argue that the many disparate meanings of truth in John’s Gospel ought to be con­sidered “prolegomena” for any Christian truth theory. That is to say, insofar as any theory of truth in Christian philosophy fails to accommodate the multifaceted character of truth evidenced in John, it fails as a theory. After demonstrating some of the most important meanings of truth in John, I argue that the “correspondence” theory advocated by many contemporary Christian analytic philosophers is a reductionism when considered in light of these prolegomena. Finally, I defend a more adequate alternative from Anselm’s De Veritate.

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