Tradition, Authority and the Hiddenness of God
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The present paper is an attempt to further that understanding, to clarify that grammar, by taking the investigation in one specific direction. I look at some connections between the mystery of God, the concept of revelation and religious authority.
A philosopher tries to understand what is meant by saying that God’s ways are beyond human understanding. If he succeeds in doing so, this does not mean that he understands God. What he understands is the place the belief that God’s ways are beyond understanding has in the lives of believers. He tries to understand the kind of belief it is, to clarify its grammar.3
KeywordsHuman Agent Causal Chain Religious Tradition Human Understanding Religious Authority
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