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  • Author(s):
    Maurice Blondel
    Subject(s):
    Act (Philosophy), Ethics, Life
    Abstract:

    Action was once a prominent theme in philosophical reflection. It figured prominently in Aristotelian philosophy, and the medieval Scholastics built some of their key adages around it. But by the time Maurice Blondel came to focus on it for his own philosophical reflection, it had all but disappeared from the philosophical vocabulary. It is no longer possible or legitimate to ignore action in philosophy as it was in France when Blondel appeared on the scene in 1882, when at the age of 21 he f…

    Date Published:
    1984-11-30
    Date Created:
    2016-05-31
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Subject(s):
    Theism, Faith
    Abstract:

    This classic of Christian apologetics seeks to persuade the skeptic that there are good reasons to believe in God even though it is impossible to understand the deity fully. First written over a century ago, the Grammar of Assent speaks as powerfully to us today as it did to its first readers. Because of the informal, non-technical character of Newman’s work, it still retains its immediacy as an invaluable guide to the nature of religious belief. A new introduction by Nicholas Lash revi…

    Date Published:
    1992-10-31
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Jill DeTemple
    Subject(s):
    Community development--Religious aspects--Christianity, Church work with the poor--Ecuador, Ecuador--Church history, Community development--Ecuador
    Abstract:

    Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and ethnographic data collected over more than a decade as an aid worker and as a researcher in central Ecuador, Jill DeTemple examines the forces that have led to this entanglement of religion and development and the ways in which rural Ecuadorians, as well as development and religious pe…

    Date Published:
    2012-11-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Mary F. Thurlkill
    Subject(s):
    Shīʻah--Doctrines--History, Fāṭimah, -632 or 633, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--History of doctrines--Middle Ages, 600-1500
    Abstract:

    Chosen among Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi'ite Islam combines historical analysis with the tools of gender studies and religious studies to compare the roles of the Virgin Mary in medieval Christianity with those of Fatima, daughter of the prophet Muhammad, in Shi'ite Islam. The book explores the proliferation of Marian imagery in Late Antiquity through the Church fathers and popular hagiography. It examines how Merovingian authors assimilated powerful quee…

    Date Published:
    2008-01-14
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Michaël de Saint Cheron, Elie Wiesel
    Subject(s):
    Peace, Authors, American--20th century--Interviews, Authors, French--20th century--Interviews, Wiesel, Elie, 1928---Interviews, Civilization, Modern--20th century
    Abstract:

    A six-day series of interviews between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and French journalist Philippe de Saint-Cheron, Evil and Exile probes some of the most crucial and pressing issues facing humankind today. Having survived the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust, Wiesel remained silent for ten years before dedicating his life to the memory of this tragedy, witnessing tirelessly to remind an often indifferent world of its potential for self-destruction. Wiesel offers wise counsel in …

    Date Published:
    2000-03-15
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Subject(s):
    Catholic Church--Doctrines--History--20th century--Congresses, Catholic Church--History--21st century--Congresses, Catholic Church--Doctrines--History--21st century--Congresses, Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927- --Congresses, Catholic Church--History--20th century--Congresses
    Abstract:

    Benedict XVI’s writing as priest-professor, bishop, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and now pope has shaped Catholic theological thought in the twentieth century. In Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, a multidisciplinary group of scholars treat the full scope of Benedict’s theological oeuvre, including the Augustinian context of his thought; his ecclesiology; his theologically grounded approach to biblical exegesis and Christology; his unfolding of…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-28
    Date Created:
    2016-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Brad J. Kallenberg
    Subject(s):
    Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940-, Christian ethics, Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951
    Abstract:

    Wittgenstein, one of the most influential, and yet widely misunderstood, philosophers of our age, confronted his readers with aporias-linguistic puzzles-as a means of countering modern philosophical confusions over the nature of language without replicating the same confusions in his own writings. In Ethics as Grammar, Brad Kallenberg uses the writings of theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas as a foil for demonstrating how Wittgenstein’s method can become concrete within the Christian …

    Date Published:
    2001-09-14
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Therese Bonin
    Subject(s):
    Creation--History, Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280, Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280 De causis et processu universitatis a prima causa
    Abstract:

    Creation as Emanation examines Albert’s reading of The Book of Causes with an eye toward two questions: First, how does Albert view the relation between faith and reason, so that he can identify creation from nothing with emanation from God? And second, how does he understand Platonism and Aristotelianism, so that he can avoid the misreadings of his fellow theologians by finding in a late-fifth-century Neoplatonist the key to Aristotle’s meaning?

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    Date Published:
    2001-04-25
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    John Henry Cardinal Newman
    Subject(s):
    Church of England--Sermons, Sermons, English--19th century
    Abstract:

    These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third edition of 1872 for which Newman added an additional sermon, bracketed notes, and, importantly, a comprehensive, condensed Preface.

    In her introduction, noted Newman scholar Mary Katherine Tillman considers the volume as an integral whole, showing how all of the sermons systematically rel…

    Date Published:
    1998-01-27
    Date Created:
    2016-03-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Jonathan Chaplin
    Subject(s):
    Civil society, Political science--Philosophy, State, The
    Abstract:

    The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America, which has extended, critiqued, and applied his thought in many academic fields. Jonathan Chaplin introduces Dooyeweerd for the first time to many English readers by critically expounding Dooyeweerd’s social and political thought and by exhibiting its pertinence to contemporary civil so…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-15
    Date Created:
    2016-02-15
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Joseph P. Wawrykow
    Subject(s):
    Grace (Theology), Merit (Christianity)
    Abstract:

    Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God’s Grace and Human Action brings new scholarship and insights to the issue of merit in Aquinas’s theology. Through a careful historical analysis, Joseph P. Wawrykow delineates the precise function of merit in Aquinas’s account of salvation. Wawrykow accounts for the changes in Thomas’s teaching on merit from the early Scriptum on the Sentences of Peter Lombard to the later Summa theo…

    Date Published:
    2016-02-28
    Date Created:
    2016-02-28
    Resource Type
    Book
  • Author(s):
    Thomas A. Lewis
    Subject(s):
    Religion--Philosophy, Ethics, Liberty, Tradition (Philosophy), Philosophical anthropology
    Abstract:

    Freedom and Tradition in Hegel stands at the intersection of three vital currents in contemporary ethics: debates over philosophical anthropology and its significance for ethics, reevaluations of tradition and modernity, and a resurgence of interest in Hegel. Thomas A. Lewis engages these three streams of thought in light of Hegel’s recently published Vorlesungen über die Philosophie des Geistes. Drawing extensively on these lectures, Lewis addresses an important lacuna in Hegelian scho…

    Date Published:
    2005-05-12
    Date Created:
    2016-09-15
    Resource Type
    Book