God and the Philosophers: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason

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Thomas V. Morris
Oxford University Press, 1994 - 285 páginas
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"I am a philosopher because I am a Christian," writes Brian Leftow. "To many intellectuals, this probably sounds like saying that I am a dog because I am a cat." Indeed, prejudice against religious belief runs deep in the academy; in particular, many philosophers hold that faith is incompatible with their profession. But Thomas Morris has met that view head-on by asking a distinguished group of philosophers to write about the union of faith and reason in their lives.
God and the Philosophers offers a series of highly personal, thoughtful essays by traditionally religious philosophers, revealing the power of belief in their intellectually rigorous lives and work. Figures such as William P. Alston, William J. Wainwright, Marilyn McCord Adams, Peter van Inwagen, and Morris himself, to name a few, speak of their own spiritual journeys, sharing their experiences as philosophically reflective individuals seeking to center themselves on God. We read of conversions from unbelief, struggles with doubts raised by the presence of evil in the world, and changing convictions shaped by constant questioning and communing with God. For example, Brian Leftow describes his acceptance of Christianity, after being raised in a secular Jewish home, and Laura Garcia writes about her conversion to Catholicism from her earlier Protestant stance. Along the way, the writers reveal religious philosophy at work--demonstrating, as Arthur F. Holmes writes, "the motivation to intellectual inquiry that Christian faith brings." Here we see how individuals with extraordinary intellectual training, discipline, and knowledge grapple with personal and existential problems, drawing on their faith as well as their finely honed reason to achieve new understanding.
Profoundly honest and deeply thoughtful, these essays reveal how highly educated philosophers--working in the halls of dispassionate analysis--come to grips with their faith in a skeptical world. Together, they make a profound statement on contemporary spirituality, and the quandaries facing today's religious individual.
 

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Some of the articles were too intellectual, but, hey, these are philosophers. The majority of the articles were fascinating and I enjoyed reading them very much. I highly recommend this to any Christians with an interest in philosophy. Leer reseña completa

GOD AND THE PHILOSOPHERS: The Reconciliation of Faith and Reason

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Twenty professional philosophers tell how they combine intellectual rigor with religious commitment. Although most of the great philosophers have believed in God, argues Morris (Philosophy/Notre Dame ... Leer reseña completa

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INTRODUCTION
3
William P Alston A PHILOSOPHERS
19
Peter van Inwagen QUAM DILECTA
31
Michael J Murray SEEK AND
61
William J Wainwright SKEPTICISM ROMANTICISM
77
Stephen Layman FAITH
88
Walls ON KEEPING
102
Roberts A LITTLE PROTECTOR
113
Marilyn McCord Adams LOVE OF LEARNING
137
William J Abraham FARAWAY FIELDS
162
Garcia PHILOSOPHY
173
Arthur F Holmes CONFESSIONS OF
182
Brian Leftow FROM JERUSALEM
189
Mavrodes THERE WAS A WIND
208
Spencer Carr WHEN THE TIME
227
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Jeff Jordan NOT IN KANSAS
128

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Thomas V. Morris is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His books include The Logic of God Incarnate, Making Sense of it All, and True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence.

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