Faith and Freedom: An Interfaith Perspective / Edition 1

Faith and Freedom: An Interfaith Perspective / Edition 1

by David Burrell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405121718

ISBN-13: 9781405121712

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

In this book, David Burrell, one of the foremost philosophical theologians in the English-speaking world, presents the best of his work on creation and human freedom.

  • A collection of writings by one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the English-speaking world.
  • Brings together in one volume the best of David Burrell’s work on creation

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Overview

In this book, David Burrell, one of the foremost philosophical theologians in the English-speaking world, presents the best of his work on creation and human freedom.

  • A collection of writings by one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the English-speaking world.
  • Brings together in one volume the best of David Burrell’s work on creation and human freedom from the last twenty years.
  • Dismantles the ‘libertarian’ approach to freedom underlying Western political and economic systems.
  • Engages with Islam, Judaism and Christianity, and with modern and pre-modern systems of thought.
  • The author is noted for his rigorous approach, his wry humor, his intellectual subtlety and his generous spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405121712
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Challenges in Contemporary Theology Series, #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Prologue.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Creator/Creation Relation:.

1. Distinguishing God from the World.

2. The Unknowability of God in al-Ghazali.

3. Why not Pursue the Metaphor of Artisan and View God's Knowledge as Practical?.

4. Maimonides, Aquinas and Gersonides on Providence and Evil.

5. Aquinas' Debt to Maimonides.

6. Creation and 'Actualism': The Dialectical Dimension of Philosophical Theology.

7. Aquinas and Scotus: Contrary Patterns for Philosophical Theology.

8. From Analogy of 'Being' to the Analogy of Being.

Part II: Divine Freedom and Human Freedom:.

9. The Challenge to Medieval Christian Philosophy: Relating Creator to Creatures.

10. Freedom and Creation in the Abrahamic Traditions.

11. Al-Ghazali on Created Freedom.

12. Creation, Will and Knowledge in Aquinas and Duns Scotus.

Part III: Interfaith Encounter:.

13. God, Religious Pluralism, and Dialogic Encounter.

14. The Christian Distinction Celebrated and Expanded.

15. Incarnation and Creation: The Hidden Dimension.

16. Assessing Statements of Faith: Augustine and Etty Hillesum.

Index

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