Theology and Philosophy
Faith and Reason
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
The purpose of this volume is to offer an authoritative overview of the positive relationship between faith and reason, the latter understood as different mode of philosophy. It will also show that despite important variations and differences, the manner in which Christan faith is able to interact with other intellectual disciplines is grounded in theology and is required by theology. Finally it will ground the overall project of "Religion and the University" firmly in different ecclesial communities within the Christian family and differing theological-philosophical orientations that might be trans-denominational.
'From Paul's citing the Stoic poet Aratus in his Areopagus speech to Alain Badiou's recent reworking to Paul's writings, Christianity has always interacted with contemporary philosophers, including their religious and ethical beliefs. This absorbing colleaction of freshly thought out, often innovative and always richly documented essays covers the whole spectrum from the beginning until now: highly recommended.' - Fergus Kerr, O.P., University of Edinburgh, UK -- Fergus Kerr 'What is the place of Christian theology in the modern university and the intellectual culture of our times? Through the examination of theological and philosophical traditions, this collection of essays by leading scholars demonstrates how human intellectual enquiry has been an attempt to respond to questions which, at their most profound and significant, are theological. Answering those questions has always required the deployment of philosophy as part of a dialectical conversation with the tradition of faith. In our current intellectual and cultural condition of fragmentation, these penetrating and informative essays by leading scholars help to articulate how we might once again share an intellectual vision which is theologically and philosophically coherent.' - Simon Oliver, Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Nottingham, UK -- Simon Oliver