Philosophy Between Faith and Theology: Addresses to Catholic Intellectuals

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University of Notre Dame Press, 2005 - Philosophy - 216 pages
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Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak contends that while many Catholic philosophers try to practice a modern, autonomous style of thinking, their experience of a faith-guided life necessarily compels them to integrate their scholarly pursuits with their Christian faith. He writes, "Christians who think cannot separate their thought from their faith and theology." Indeed, he argues that the work of Christian, particularly Catholic, philosophers loses its vitality when philosophers try to restrict their reflections to natural reason alone. In this book he explores the essential unity of philosophical and theological thought from various perspectives and pleads for a radical change of method in philosophy. "This book breaks the modern taboo of the separation between philosophy and theology. It is an invitation to philosophy to recover its rooting in life and to become knowledgeable about love. It is an invitation to theology to rediscover its vocation as a mature consciousness of faith, to communicate using all forms of human thought, and to avoid the pathology of fundamentalism. Peperzak, whose thought is rooted in the traditions of Western philosophy and Christian theology and who is also profoundly aware of the contemporary philosophical-theological debate, is able to speak efficaciously whether to Catholic intellectuals or to any scholar interested in the integrality of human wisdom." --Giovanni Ferretti, Universita degli Studi, Macerata, Italy "Philosophy between Faith and Theology is a masterful expression of the intellectual resources of the Catholic tradition, as brought to bear on issues of Catholic faith, education, and culture." --Jeffrey Bloechel, College of the Holy Cross
"This book makes an original contribution to Catholic studies, philosophy, and theology by charting a useful, cogent, and meditative course between Christian faith and scholarship. On the basis of a lifetime's erudition and experience, Adriaan Peperzak transforms the ways we think about faith, theology, and philosophy." --Kevin Corrigan, Emory University

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In this collection of 14 essays, Peperzak (philosophy, Loyola Univ., Chicago) expounds on various topics related to Christian thought in the context of philosophy. These topics include the importance ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
16
CHAPTER THREE
29
The Future of Christian Philosophy
43
CHAPTER FIVE
56
CHAPTER
73
CHAPTER SEVEN
85
CHAPTER EIGHT
103
CHAPTER NINE
119
CHAPTER
129
CHAPTER ELEVEN
140
CHAPTER TWELVE
155
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
168
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
180
Notes
195
Index
209
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About the author (2005)

Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak is Arthur J. Schmitt Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago.

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