Philosophy For Understanding Theology / Edition 2

Philosophy For Understanding Theology / Edition 2

by Diogenes Allen, Eric O. Springsted
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0664231802

ISBN-13: 9780664231804

Pub. Date: 10/17/2007

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Philosophy for Understanding Theology has become the classic text for exploring the relationship between philosophy and Christian theology. This new edition adds chapters on postmodernism and questions of the self and the good to bring the book up to date with current scholarship. It introduces students to the influence that key philosophers and

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Philosophy for Understanding Theology has become the classic text for exploring the relationship between philosophy and Christian theology. This new edition adds chapters on postmodernism and questions of the self and the good to bring the book up to date with current scholarship. It introduces students to the influence that key philosophers and philosophical movements through the centuries have had on shaping Christian theology in both its understandings and forms of expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664231804
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
10/17/2007
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
563,419
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: The Foundation of Christian Theology: The World Was Created     xv
Plato: The World Is the Handiwork of a Mind     1
Plato: This World Is Not Our Home     21
The Platonic Tradition: The Stoics, Plotinus, and Pseudo-Dionysius     39
Aristotle: His Categories and the Mystery of God     65
Aristotle and the Creation of Scholastic Theology     77
Aquinas's Program and Two Critics: Karl Barth and Process Theology     103
The Beginnings of the Modern World: Nominalism, Humanism, the Scientific Revolution     113
Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism, Empiricism, the Enlightenment     129
Kant and the Limits of Knowledge     155
Hegel and the Restoration of Optimism     169
The Search for Meaning in Contemporary Philosophy: Existentialism, Phenomenology, and Hermeneutics     187
Postmodernism: Truth, Objectivity, and Certainty     209
Postmodernism: Moral Philosophy     231
Notes     253
Suggested Reading     257
Index     261

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