What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican

What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican

by John M. Rist
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521889014

ISBN-13: 9780521889018

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Is Christian truth unchanging? Can it develop over time? To what extent may the Catholic community jettison or modify earlier beliefs? Should it embrace insights from other cultures or revise its views on matters such as the status of women or church-state relations? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, John Rist brings his expertise in ancient philosophy,

Overview

Is Christian truth unchanging? Can it develop over time? To what extent may the Catholic community jettison or modify earlier beliefs? Should it embrace insights from other cultures or revise its views on matters such as the status of women or church-state relations? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, John Rist brings his expertise in ancient philosophy, theology and history to bear on these questions as they relate to Roman Catholicism and to human society at large, both in the early Christian centuries and in our own times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521889018
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: partial and universal truth; 1. The human race: or, how could women be created in the image and likeness of God?; 2. Divine justice and man's 'genetic' flaw; 3. Divine beauty: nature, art and humanity; 4. The origin and early development of episcopacy at Rome; 5. Caesaropapism, theocracy or neo-Augustinian politics?; 6. The Catholic Church in 'modern' and 'post-modern' culture; 7. Looking at hopes and fears in the rear mirror.

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