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Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

Sheed and Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

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£113.00

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742531970
Number of Pages: 608
Published: 01/11/2005
Width: 19.6 cm
Height: 23.2 cm
The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy is a thorough introduction to the evolution of Catholic philosophy from Biblical times to the present day. The first comprehensive collection of readings from Catholic philosophers, this volume aims to sharpen the understanding of Catholic philosophy by grouping together the best examples of this tradition, both well-known classics and lesser-known selections. The readings emphasize themes integral to the Catholic tradition such as the harmony of faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the nature of the human person and the nature of being, and the objectivity of the moral law. Each reading includes a brief introduction and is historically placed within five major groups-1) Preliminaries, including readings from the Bible, Plato and Aristotle, 2) The Patristic Era, selections from Aristides to Boethius, and a heavy focus on Augustine, 3) The Middle Ages, readings from the early Moslem and Jewish thinkers to William of Ockham, with an emphasis on Aquinas, 4) The Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, including Suarez, Descartes, Pascal, Newman, and Pope Leo XIII, and 5) The Twentieth Century and Beyond, including Maritain and Lonergan, Blondel and Marcel, Geach and Rescher, and others like Chesterton and Teilhard. -

James C. Swindal, Harry J. Gensler, SJ

James C. Swindal is associate professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Harry J. Gensler, S.J. is professor of philosophy at John Carroll University.

The Catholic Philosophy Anthology not only provides a useful summary of a long and complex tradition of Catholic reflections on the nature and role of philosophy but also offers a very helpful summary of American Catholic philosophy. The editors' introductions to each of the texts are both informative and engaging. The anthology will be especially valuable for undergraduates who are seeking a comprehensive understanding of the diverse and wide tradition of Catholic philosophical thought. -- Don J. Briel, Koch Chair in Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas Professors Gensler and Swindal have made a judicious selection of texts that are classics in Catholic philosophy. Their introductions make this book useful for private study and in the classroom. -- Francis Cardinal George O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago Editors Gensler and Swindal have done everyone a service with this novel idea of a collection that gathers the best of the Catholic philosophical tradition from the early Patristic authors right up to the latest work done by Catholics working in both the analytic and continental traditions. The selections are both judicious and comprehensive and prefaced by a very helpful analysis of the very idea of a Catholic philosophy. An impressive achievement. -- John D. Caputo, Syracuse University Philosophizing about issues that have a bearing on matters of faith has been part of the Catholic tradition throughout its history. But it has heretofore been difficult to find a convenient scenic outlook from which to get something of a synoptic overview of the whole readily diversified terrain. In filling this gap the The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy meets a real need. The editors deserve our congratulations for their thoughtful labors in producing the panorama of this fascinating and well-constructed anthology. -- Nicholas Rescher, Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh Philosophizing about issues that have a bearing on matters of faith has been part of the Catholic tradition throughout its history. But it has heretofore been difficult to find a convenient "scenic outlook" from which to get something of a synoptic overview of the whole readily diversified terrain. In filling this gap the The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy meets a real need. The editors deserve our congratulations for their thoughtful labors in producing the panorama of this fascinating and well-constructed anthology. -- Nicholas Rescher, Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

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