Ever Ancient, Ever New

Ever Ancient, Ever New

by Ernest L. Fortin
     
 

Almost single-handedly, Ernest L. Fortin resuscitated the study of political philosophy for Catholic theology. Fortin's interests were vast: the Church Fathers, Dante and Aquinas, modern rights, ecumenism. All of these are in Ever Ancient, Ever New, the fourth and final volume of Fortin's collected essays. Edited by Michael P. Foley, the volume contains articles never… See more details below

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Almost single-handedly, Ernest L. Fortin resuscitated the study of political philosophy for Catholic theology. Fortin's interests were vast: the Church Fathers, Dante and Aquinas, modern rights, ecumenism. All of these are in Ever Ancient, Ever New, the fourth and final volume of Fortin's collected essays. Edited by Michael P. Foley, the volume contains articles never before published and is for all those wishing to continue their education from Ernest L. Fortin or to begin learning from him for the first time.

About the Author:
Michael P. Foley is assistant professor of patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559196
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Ernest L. Fortin: Collected Essays Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword: The Propaedeutic Theology of Ernest L. Fortin     xi
About this Volume     xxix
Acknowledgments     xxxi
The Early Church and the Wisdom of the Greeks
The Rebirth of Patristic Studies     3
The Church Fathers and the Transmission of the Christian Message     13
The Nature of the Christian Message     31
The "Rhetoric" of the Church Fathers     47
Saint Augustine and the Neoplatonic Doctrine of the Soul: Letter 137.11   Marc A. LePain     59
The City of God     71
Philosophical Culture in the Middle Ages
Translatio Studii     85
Thomas Aquinas as a Political Thinker     93
Dante and Averroism     103
Biblical Faith and Modern Philosophy
The New Moral Theology: Genesis and Present State     113
Christianity and the Enlightenment: A Foreword     131
The Enlightenment and the Church: The Changing Configurations     137
A Tocquevillian Perspective on Religion and the American Regime     147
Humanae Vitae's Silver Jubilee: Twenty-Five Years Later     163
Men of Letters: The Little-Known Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin     167
Catholic Education: Its Past and its Future
Why I Am Not a Thomist     175
Philosophy andDemocratic Education     183
The New Catholic College     189
An Academic Approach to the Teaching of Theology     199
Moral Values     205
Ecumenical Dialogue
The Anguish of Unity: A Roman Catholic Perspective     211
The Ecumenical Venture     217
Holiness of the Church and Ministerial Holiness     229
Christian Mission and Spirituality: Roman Catholics and Methodists in Dialogue     237
Ecumenism-Where Do We Go from Here?     245
Selected Responses and Remarks
Public Theology: A Response to Max Stackhouse     253
Religious Consciousness: A Response to Robert Bellah     261
The Enlightenment and Freedom: Critical Remarks on Ernest van den Haag's "The Desolation of Reality"     267
Religion and the American Regime     273
Comment on Hughes Regarding the Strauss-Voegelin Correspondence     277
Aristotle and the Sociobiologists: An Old Controversy Revived     281
Selected Reviews
Augustine and the Limits of Politics     289
The Philosophy of the Church Fathers     292
Emergence of the Christian Tradition     297
The Crisis of Political Understanding     300
The Political Thought of William of Ockham     301
Justice, Peace, and Human Rights     303
Facetiae Fortinianae: The Wit of Ernest Fortin
Pep Rallies     311
Epilogue: An Intellectual Autobiography     319
Bibliography of Fortin's Works     329
Index     343
About the Author     353
About the Editor     354

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