Between faith and scepticism : Nicholas Rengger’s reflections on the ‘hybridity’ of modernity
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In this essay, I offer a brief assessment of Nicholas Rengger’s engagement with arguments arising from the theological critique of modern politics and of his take on the relationship between faith and philosophy in modernity. Rengger’s scepticism, a peculiar mix of naturalism and philosophical idealism, combining insights from Oakeshott, Santayana and Augustine, did not cordon off faith but sought to work out its tensive relationship with practical forms of reasoning in modernity, a condition he described as a ‘hybrid’. Rengger’s critique of the hybridity of modernity rests on assumptions that expose some of the unresolved tensions of his anti-Pelagian scepticism.
Paipais , V 2020 , ' Between faith and scepticism : Nicholas Rengger’s reflections on the ‘hybridity’ of modernity ' , International Relations , vol. 34 , no. 4 , pp. 627-633 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0047117820968624
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