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Die filosofie van Immanuel Kant en Protestants-teologiese denkstrukture

P. S. Dreyer
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 46, No 4 | a2354 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v46i4.2354 | © 1990 P. S. Dreyer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 January 1990 | Published: 09 January 1990

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P. S. Dreyer, Emeritus Professor, Univeniteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

The philosophy of Immanuel Kant and Protestant theological structures
Kant’s critical epistemology destroyed the idea of scientific metaphysics (valid up to Wolff) as the foundation of theology. Kant, however, reconstructed his own metaphysics on the basis of practical reason. In this scheme metaphysics and ethics are interwoven and culminate in a religion exclusively based on and conditioned by pure reason, usually known as Kant’s moral theology or rational religion. The purpose of this paper is, firstly, to give a very short exposition of the basic concepts of Kant’s moral theology, and secondly, to show its decisive influence on post Kantian protestant view of religion.

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