Philosophy For Understanding Theology / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||Westminster John Knox Press|
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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
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
Suggested Reading 257