The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Dialectic, Dialectical Theology“Dialectic” is a broader term than “dialectical theology,” although the two are closely related. “Dialectic” is used in contrast to flat assertion, when the truth seems too complex to be expressed by a simple single statement or even set of statements. The term originates
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
Dialectical Ethics
dialectical ethics. Any ethical philosophy whose principles for the interpretation of the moral life point to conflicting elements that are to be held in tension. The heart of dialectical ethics lies in the paradox between assertion and counterassertion. A dialectical ethic, therefore, emerges in the
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Dialectics and Dialectic Theology
Dialectics and Dialectic TheologyDialectic describes a supposedly logical system of investigation in which the “truth is discovered by a process of assertion and denial. Something is asserted; this is called the thesis. Then, its denial is stated; this is the antithesis. Then the two are reconciled
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Dialectic. The concept of dialectic in Plato’s dialogues refers to the process of dialogical argumentation aimed at discovering truth amid contradiction. One speaker advances a hypothesis (thesis), and another speaker offers a counterpoint (antithesis) in hopes of arriving at the true conclusion (synthesis).