The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas


Author: Norman Kretzmann,Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437691
Category: Philosophy
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Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available philosophical component of such a system. In a relatively brief career Aquinas developed these projects in great detail and with an astonishing degree of success. In this volume ten leading scholars introduce all the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical approach to Biblical commentary. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Aquinas currently in print. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Aquinas.

The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas


Author: Norman Kretzmann,Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521431958
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
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Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available philosophical component of such a system. In a relatively brief career Aquinas developed these projects in great detail and with an astonishing degree of success. In this volume ten leading scholars introduce all the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical approach to Biblical commentary. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Aquinas currently in print. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Aquinas.

The Cambridge Companion to Augustine


Author: David Vincent Meconi,Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113999218X
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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It has been over a decade since the first edition of The Cambridge Companion to Augustine was published. In that time, reflection on Augustine's life and labors has continued to bear much fruit: significant new studies into major aspects of his thinking have appeared, as well as studies of his life and times and new translations of his work. This new edition of the Companion, which replaces the earlier volume, has eleven new chapters, revised versions of others, and a comprehensive updated bibliography. It will furnish students and scholars of Augustine with a rich resource on a philosopher whose work continues to inspire discussion and debate.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy


Author: A. S. McGrade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000635
Category: History
Page: 405
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This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus


Author: Thomas Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635639
Category: History
Page: 408
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A comprehensive treatment of the life and work of John Duns Scotus offers essays on his contributions to medieval philosophy and theology.

The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae


Author: Philip McCosker,Denys Turner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521879639
Category: Religion
Page: 376
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Featuring essays from both specialists in Aquinas' thought and constructive contemporary theologians, this Companion provides an accessible, comprehensive guide to his main mature theological work, the Summa Theologiae. The authors demonstrate how to read the text effectively and how to relate it to past and current theological issues.

The Cambridge Companion to Ockham


Author: Paul Vincent Spade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521587907
Category: Philosophy
Page: 420
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Offers a full discussion of all significant aspects of this medieval philosopher's thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology


Author: Charles Taliaferro,Chad Meister
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521514339
Category: Religion
Page: 264
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This Companion offers an up-to-date overview of the beliefs, doctrines, and practices of the key philosophical concepts at the heart of Christian theology. The sixteen chapters, commissioned specially for this volume, are written by an internationally recognized team of scholars and examine topics such as the Trinity, God's necessary existence, simplicity, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, goodness, eternity and providence, the incarnation, resurrection, atonement, sin and salvation, the problem of evil, church rites, revelation and miracles, prayer, and the afterlife. Written in non-technical, accessible language, they not only offer a synthesis of scholarship on these topics but also suggest questions and topics for further investigation.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy


Author: James Hankins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827485
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, published in 2007, provides an introduction to a complex period of change in the subject matter and practice of philosophy. The philosophy of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries is often seen as transitional between the scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages and modern philosophy, but the essays collected here, by a distinguished international team of contributors, call these assumptions into question, emphasizing both the continuity with scholastic philosophy and the role of Renaissance philosophy in the emergence of modernity. They explore the ways in which the science, religion and politics of the period reflect and are reflected in its philosophical life, and they emphasize the dynamism and pluralism of a period which saw both new perspectives and enduring contributions to the history of philosophy. This will be an invaluable guide for students of philosophy, intellectual historians, and all who are interested in Renaissance thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Anselm


Author: Brian Davies,Brian Leftow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 323
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Explores the major ideas of one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics


Author: Robin Gill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107000076
Category: Philosophy
Page: 323
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Twenty essays providing an authoritative introduction to Christian ethics, addressing issues such as war, social justice, ecology, sexuality and medicine.

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism


Author: Michael Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827393
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

The Cambridge Companion to Augustine


Author: Eleonore Stump,Norman Kretzmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659857
Category: Philosophy
Page: 307
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In this 2001 volume, sixteen specially-commissioned essays discuss major areas of the philosophy and theology of Augustine of Hippo.

The Cambridge Companion to Boethius


Author: John Marenbon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521872669
Category: History
Page: 356
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Covers all the important aspects of Boethius's thought and his influence on poets as well as philosophers and theologians.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine


Author: Colin E. Gunton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521476959
Category: Religion
Page: 307
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These fourteen specially commissioned essays provide an exciting new introduction to the content of Christian theology.

The Cambridge Companion to Karl Rahner


Author: Declan Marmion,Mary E. Hines
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521540452
Category: Religion
Page: 318
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Karl Rahner (1904–84) was one of the most significant theological voices of the twentieth century. For many his theology has come to symbolise the Catholic Church's entry into modernity. Part of his enduring appeal lies in his ability to reflect on a whole variety of issues in theology and spirituality and concentrate this plurality into a few basic convictions. This Cambridge Companion provides an accessible introduction to the main themes of Rahner's work. Written by an international array of experts, it will be of interest to both students and scholars alike. Each chapter serves as a guide to its topic and recommends further reading for additional study. The contributors also assess Rahner's significance for contemporary theology by bringing his thought into dialogue with many current concerns including: religious pluralism, spirituality, postmodernism, ecumenism, ethics and developments in political and feminist theologies.

Speak Thus

Christian Language in Church and World
Author: Craig R. Hovey
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 022790348X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 172
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In its various forms, speech is absolutely integral to the Christian mission. The gospel is a message, news that must be passed on if it is to be known by others. Nevertheless, the reality of God cannot be exhausted by Christian knowledge and Christian knowledge cannot be exhausted by our words. All the while, the philosophy of modernity has left Christianity an impoverished inheritance within which to think these things. In Speak Thus, Craig Hovey explores the possibilities and limits of Christian speaking. At times ethical, epistemological, and metaphysical, these essays go to the heart of what it means to be the church today. In practice, the Christian life often has a linguistic shape that surprisingly implicates and reveals the commitments of people like those who care for the sick or those who respond as peacemakers in the face of violence. Because learning to speak one way as opposed to another is a skill that must be learned, Christian speakers are also guides who bear witness to the importance of churches for passing on a felicity with Christian ways of speaking. Through constructive engagements with interlocutors like Ludwig Wittgenstein, George Lindbeck, Jeffrey Stout, Stanley Hauerwas, John Howard Yoder, Thomas Aquinas, and the theology of Radical Orthodoxy, Hovey offers a challenging vision of the church'able to speak with a confidence that only comes from a deep attentiveness to its own limitations while able to speak prophetically in a world weary of words.

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence


Author: George Duke,Robert P. George
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107120519
Category: Law
Page: 430
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This volume brings together leading experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on the nature and foundations of law.