Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason

Third Millennium: Reflections on Faith and Reason

by David Walsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878407553

ISBN-13: 9780878407552

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

This provocative meditation on the turn of the millennium explores the significance that a celebration of Christ's birth can have beyond the Christian community.

Writing from the perspective of Christian philosophy, David Walsh ponders the emergence of modern civilization from the medieval Christian past, concluding that Christian theology grounds the dominant

Overview

This provocative meditation on the turn of the millennium explores the significance that a celebration of Christ's birth can have beyond the Christian community.

Writing from the perspective of Christian philosophy, David Walsh ponders the emergence of modern civilization from the medieval Christian past, concluding that Christian theology grounds the dominant ideas of modern society. He professes the importance and promise of Christianity while rejecting the Gnosticism, advocated by Harold Bloom and others, that places the divine within the self.

Affirming Christ's place at the heart of civilization, Walsh argues that the Christian faith has relevance beyond its own boundaries for all traditions that find their common ground in reason. This contemplative book asserts that the Christian millennial jubilee has meaning for all and that it points the way toward the fullness of life in this world as well as in eternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878407552
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Christian Enlargement of Reason29
2The Schizophrenia of the Modern World67
3Christianity as the Limit of Differentiation111
4Common Center of a Pluralist World151
5Christ as the Heart of Civilization193
Index233

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