Athens and Jerusalem: The Role of Philosophy in Theology

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Through a consideration of topics from ancient, medieval, and contemporary theology, this work helps students to understand the intrinsic relationship between philosophy and theology in the Catholic tradition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592444069
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Rev. Jack A. Bonsor is currently the Pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in San Jose, CA. Since 1997, Father Bonsor has served as a Professor of Theology at Santa Clara University and as Chaplain at Presenation Center in Los Gatos. Rev. Bonsor also serves as Director of Deacon Formation at the Diocese in San Jose, where he has served in roles as instructor, director and staff to the Diocese of San Jose's permanent diaconate program and the Institute for Leadership in Ministry.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Beginnings
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Faith and Philosophy: The Doctrine of Vatican I 9
Ch. 3 The Hellenistic Reception of Christian Faith 22
Ch. 4 Neoplatonism, Augustine and the Body of Christ 36
Pt. II St. Thomas Aquinas
Ch. 5 Aquinas' Account of Human Knowing 47
Ch. 6 St. Thomas and Recent Catholic Theology 56
Ch. 7 Being, God and Creation 63
Ch. 8 Christology 74
Ch. 9 Karl Rahner's Retrieval of Aquinas 83
Pt. III History
Ch. 10 Historical Consciousness and Doctrine 101
Ch. 11 The Divine Origin of the Church 114
Ch. 12 Human Historicity 125
Pt. IV Philosophers and Theologians
Ch. 13 Hegel and the Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg 139
Ch. 14 Marx and Liberation Theology: Leonardo Boff 149
Ch. 15 Philosophy and Theology 157
Selected Bibliography 173
Glossary 179
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