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Primary readings in philosophy for understanding theology

Author: Diogenes Allen; Eric O Springsted
Publisher: Leominster, England : Gracewing ; Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. Diogenes Allen's book Philosophy for Understanding Theology explores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology. This new anthology, edited by Allen and Eric Springsted, provides primary texts undergirding that earlier work. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diogenes Allen; Eric O Springsted
ISBN: 0664252087 9780664252083 0852442297 9780852442296
OCLC Number: 25412011
Description: vii, 308 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The sun, the line, and the cave ; Creation / Plato --
Substance and its predicates ; Nature and the four causes ; Motion ; The unmoved mover / Aristotle --
The ontological argument / St. Anselm --
The existence of God ; The doctrine of analogy / St. Thomas Aquinas --
Certainty of self and God / René Descartes --
Ideas / John Locke --
Of miracles / David Hume --
Pure reason and the question of God / Immanuel Kant --
Lordship and bondage / G. W. F. Hegel --
Objective and subjective Christianity / Søren Kierkegaard --
The understanding of other persons and their life-expressions / Wilhelm Dilthey --
Theses on Feuerbach / Karl Marx --
The way back into the ground of metaphysics / Martin Heidegger --
The exemplary significance of legal hermeneutics / Hans-Georg Gadamer --
The university discussion / Antony Flew --
Lectures on religious belief / Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Responsibility: edited by Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted.

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Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. Diogenes Allen's book Philosophy for Understanding Theology explores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology. This new anthology, edited by Allen and Eric Springsted, provides primary texts undergirding that earlier work. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues crucial to the understanding of theology and include responses to those questions from Plato to the present. Whether used alone or as a companion volume, this new reader is a valuable resource for theological studies.

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