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Philosophy For Understanding Theology / Edition 2

Philosophy For Understanding Theology / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780664231804
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 540,556
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Diogenes Allen is Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books including Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction.

Eric O. Springsted is the author of The Act of Faith: Christian Faith and the Moral Self and Simone Weil and the Suffering of Love, and editor of Spirituality and Theology.

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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