Exploring a number of the ways that philosophy can relate to the monotheistic religions, the writer tracks 5 key techniques in a delicately based and obtainable demeanour. Following a chronological trend, those 5 chapters give some thought to either significant and no more famous philosophers, and have specified insurance of:
Plato, Aristotle and the traditional Greeks
Philosophy and theology in St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas
reason, agnosticism and the works of Kant and Kierkegaard
Linguistic research, faith and Wittgenstein
Postmodernism and faith: Heidegger, Derrida and Rorty
Accompanied by way of complete reference notes, this thorough and recent textual content is key examining for all scholars and thinkers who desire to understand extra approximately philosophy,religion and the varied ways that those fields have come jointly over the centures.
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144–6. four. See Steven Runciman’s vintage paintings, The Medieval Manichee: A learn of the Christian Heresy (Cambridge, Cambridge collage Press, 1947); and at the Cathars the marvellous learn via E. Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French Village: 1294–1320 (Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1980). five. See Raimundo Pannikar, ‘Religious Pluralism: The Metaphysical Challenge’, in Leroy S. Rouncer ed. , spiritual Pluralism (Boston, 1984). 6. Jacques Dupuis, Jesus Christ on the come upon of worldwide Religions (New York, Orbis Books, 1991), p. four. 7. See, for instance, Clifford Geertz, neighborhood wisdom: additional Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (New York, uncomplicated Books, 1983). eight. The early paintings of the English anthropologist E. Evans-Pritchard has been very important during this appreciate: see his vintage examine, Theories of Primitive faith (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1965). nine. See the superb examine by means of Kevin Hart, The Trespass of the signal: Deconstruction, Theology and Philosophy (Cambridge, Cambridge college Press, 1989). 10. See Charlesworth, non secular innovations, pp. 42–3. eleven. Luce Irigaray, This intercourse isn't really One (Ithaca, Cornell college Press, 1985); Sara Coakley, ‘Gender and information in Western Philosophy: The “Man of cause” and the female “Other” in Enlightenment and Romantic Thought’, in Ann Carr and Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, eds. , ‘The detailed Nature of Women’, Concilium, 1991/6; Ursula King, ed. , faith and Gender (Oxford, Blackwell, 1995). See additionally Alison M. Jaggar and Iris Marion younger eds. , A better half to Feminist Philosophy (Oxford, Blackwell, 2000), half V, ‘Religion’. 12. Evelyn Fox Keller, ‘Feminism and Science’, symptoms, three (1982), p. 593. See additionally an identical author’s Reflections on Gender in technological know-how (New Haven, Yale collage Press, 1985). thirteen. See Deirdre Carbine, The Unknown God: unfavourable Theology within the Platonic culture: Plato to Eriugena (Louvain, Peeters, 1995). bankruptcy ONE 1. G. Kaufman, ‘Philosophy of faith and Christian Theology’, magazine of faith (1957), p. 236. 2. Rudolf Bultmann, ‘The query of typical Revelation’, in Bultmann, Essays: Philosophical and Theological (London, 1957), p. ninety. three. ‘Qu’est ce qu’un dogme? ’, los angeles Quinzaine (16 Apr 1905), p. 517: ‘Primarily a dogma (i. e. a theological assertion) has a pragmatic that means. basically, it states a presumption of a pragmatic sort. ’ p. 518: ‘Christianity isn't really a method of speculative philosophy, yet a resource and rule of existence, a self-discipline or ethical and spiritual motion, briefly, a collection of sensible capability for acquiring salvation. ’ four. Cf. W. F. R. Hardie, Aristotle’s moral concept (Oxford, 1968), p. 340: ‘Aristotle used to be now not a democractic liberal, and didn't lower from the concept that happiness, not less than in its top shape, is for the lucky few now not the meritorious many. ’ five. Le Roy, p. 523. 6. See A. D. Nock, Conversion: The outdated and the hot in spiritual from Alexander the nice to Augustine of Hippo (Oxford, 1933), esp. chap. xi, ‘Conversion to Philosophy’. 7. at the medieval ‘dialecticians’ and ‘anti-dialecticians’ and St Anselm’s intellectualism, see M.