Can we talk meaningfully about God? The theological movement known as Grammatical Thomism affirms that religious language is nonsensical, because the reality of God is beyond our capacity for expression. Stephen Mulhall critically evaluates the claims of this movement (as exemplified in the work of Herbert McCabe and David Burrell) to be a legitimate inheritor of Wittgenstein's philosophical methods as well as Aquinas's theological project.
The Stanton lectures 2014.
Preface -- Lecture One: Nonsense and theology: exhausting the options? -- Lecture Two: The flounder and the fisherman's wife: tractarian ethics, the mystical, and the religious -- Lecture Three: Grammatical Thomism: five ways of refusing to make sense -- Lecture Four: Analogical uses and the projectiveness of words: Wittgenstein's vision of language -- Lecture Five: Perfections and transcendentals: Wittgenstein's vision of philosophy -- Lecture Six: Authority and revelation: philosophy and theology -- Epilogue.