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Philosophy for understanding theology

Author: Diogenes Allen
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : John Knox Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immensely useful survey of the historical influence of certain philosophers---from Plato to Gadamer---upon theologians. Any pastor could strike a blow for philosophical literacy by using it,

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diogenes Allen
ISBN: 0804206880 9780804206884
OCLC Number: 11533237
Description: vi, 287 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The foundation of Christian theology : the world was created --
Plato : the world is the handiwork of a mind --
Plato : this world is not our home --
The Platonic tradition : the Stoics, Plotinus, Pseudo-Dionysius --
Aristotle : his Categories and the mystery of God --
Aristotle and the creation of scholastic theology --
Aquinas' program and two critics : Karl Barth and process theology --
The beginnings of the modern world : nominalism, humanism, the Scientific Revolution --
Early modern philosophy : rationalism, empiricism, the Enlightenment --
Kant and the limits of knowledge --
Hegel and the restoration of optimism --
The search for meaning in contemporary philosophy : existentialism, phenomenology, analytic philosophy, hermeneutics.
Responsibility: Diogenes Allen.

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