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The philosopher and theology

Author: Etienne Gilson; Cécile Gilson
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1962. ©1962
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The subject of this book is the long adventure of a young Frenchman brought up in the Catholic faith who was indebted to the Church for his entire education and to the University of Paris for his philosophical training, who found himself confronted by Clio with the task of discovering the precise nature of theology, and who, after devoting many years of his life to the discussion of this problem, found the answer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978.
Philosopher and theology.
New York, Random House [1962]
(OCoLC)644464937
Named Person: Etienne Gilson; Etienne Gilson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Etienne Gilson; Cécile Gilson
OCLC Number: 1040815
Notes: Autobiographical.
Description: 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Theological infancy --
The world of secular learning --
Confusion in the city --
Theology lost --
Theology regained --
The Bergson affair --
Wisdom takes a holiday --
The uninvited handmaid --
Christian philosophy --
On being a Thomist --
The future of Christian philosophy.
Responsibility: by Etienne Gilson ; translated from the French by Cécile Gilson.

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"The subject of this book is the long adventure of a young Frenchman brought up in the Catholic faith who was indebted to the Church for his entire education and to the University of Paris for his philosophical training, who found himself confronted by Clio with the task of discovering the precise nature of theology, and who, after devoting many years of his life to the discussion of this problem, found the answer too late to put it to use." [Preface].

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