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Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom

Aristotle East and West: Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom

by David BradshawDavid Bradshaw
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Winner of the Journal of the History of Ideas's Morris D. Forkosch prize This book traces the development thought about God and the relationship between God's being and activity from Aristotle, through the pagan Neoplatonists, to thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas (in the West) and Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas (in the East). The resulst is a comparative history of philosophical thought in the two halves of Christendom, providing a philosophical backdrop to the schism between the Eastern and Western churches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521828659
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2004
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

David Bradshaw is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky. He has published in a number of journals including Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The Aristotelian beginnings; 2. The prime mover; 3. Between Aristotle and Plotinus; 4. Plotinus and the theory of two acts; 5. The Plotinian heritage in the West; 6. Gods, demons and theurgy; 7. The formation of the eastern tradition; 8. The flowering of the eastern tradition; 9. Palamas and Aquinas; 10. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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