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The Christian heritage : problems and prospects

Author: George Anastaplo
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2013]
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The Christian Heritage delves into the history of the western Christian heritage. Challenges to the Christian heritage, a heritage nourished both by Judaism and by the western classics, have been  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Anastaplo
ISBN: 9780739135976 073913597X 9780739135983 0739135988
OCLC Number: 854799188
Description: xviii, 446 pages
Contents: The triumph of Christianity --
Beowulf (521-800?) --
Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) --
Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) --
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) --
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) --
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) --
Thomas More (1478-1535) --
Martin Luther (1483-1548) --
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592) --
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) --
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) --
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) --
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) --
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) --
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) --
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) --
The modern Greek character and Islam --
A memo to Protestants --
Public funds and church-sponsored schools --
Reason versus revelation, reconsidered --
The legislation of morality and the law of abortion --
Animal sacrifices and the sacrifice of morality --
On physician-assisted suicide --
Mortality and happiness --
The case for Israel --
Epilogue. Appendices: Further throughs on the moral challenges of our time --
Appendix A. European Jews. Their "Christian" Neighbors, and the Holocaust (2000) --
Appendix B. On the right to live as a Beggar: reflections by moonlight (2001-2002) --
Appendix C. On knowing oneself: projections and introspection (2003) --
Appendix D. On facts and theories: lessons for law students from Ptolemy's astronomy (2004) --
Appendix E. Christmas stories (2004) --
Appendix F. Still Another look at Taoism (2005) --
Appendix G. On the apparent knowability of the good (2005) --
Appendix H. On properly knowing oneself (2006) --
Appendix I. Come, all Ye Faithful: St. John Chrysostom and the meaning of Christmas (2006) --
Appendix J. An academic autobiography, by way of St. Thomas and St. Ignatius (2008) --
Appendix K. Struggles for the Soul of Christendom (2008) --
Appendix L. On truly knowing what one is trying to do: the Mystery of Evil (2008) --
Appendix M. Glimpses of Leo Strauss, Jacob Klein, and St. John's College (2009).
Responsibility: George Anastaplo.

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George Anastaplo clearly knows what is "in" these parts of the Christian heritage, and he wants to teach others. But he knows he cannot succeed, even among intellectually high-powered college and Read more...

 
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