Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology

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Diogenes Allen, Eric O. Springsted
Westminster John Knox Press, 1992 - Philosophy - 308 pages
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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 bookPhilosophy for Understanding Theologyexplores 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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User Review  - Mike Awtry - Goodreads

This is a compilation of helpful texts, but it is nothing more than a collection of primary philosophy sources. However I must say, they are well-selected in understanding the march of human idea throughout history. Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Smith - Goodreads

I'm not really a huge fan of select readings in areas of philosophy; it doesn't feel any more helpful than reading secondary sources. Editors can do what they please. Also, philosophers are just ... Read full review

Contents

ARISTOTLE
39
ST ANSELM
83
ST THOMAS AQUINAS
91
RENE DESCARTES
111
JOHN LOCKE
140
DAVID HUME
153
IMMANUEL KANT
172
G W F HEGEL
210
S0REN KIERKEGAARD
219
WILHELM DILTHEY
228
KARL MARX
244
HANSGEORG GADAMER
263
ANTONY FLEW
281
Index
305
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About the author (1992)

Diogenes Allen is Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books including "Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction".

Eric O. Springsted is the author of "The Act of Faith: Christian Faith and the Moral Self" and "Simone Weil and the Suffering of Love", and editor of "Spirituality and Theology".

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