Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition
What does it mean to do theology and philosophy in our contemporary academia? What is the notion of good life in the 21st century university? One distinctive tradition of philosophical and theological investigation has been working since early modernity to...
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What does it mean to do theology and philosophy in our contemporary academia? What is the notion of good life in the 21st century university? One distinctive tradition of philosophical and theological investigation has been working since early modernity to offer answers to these questions, the Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola.The engaging and original contributions in this volume examine topics such as faith, science and reason, secularism, naturalism, humanism and Ignatian spirituality. The opening text outlines the vision of Jesuit education and is followed by historical analyses of sources such as St Ignatius of Loyola and Mary Ward, to show the relevance of these methodologies for other texts and practices. The contributions explore the relationship between philosophy and theology, challenge the dominant perspectives such as naturalism and secularisation, and propose a new way of thinking. This livelydiscussion engages with contemporary issues in the sphere of interreligious dialogue, bioethics, citizenship and human rights.
Michael Kirwan SJ (Ph.D., University of London) is Head of Theology at Heythrop College in the University of London, UK. He has authored a number of books in connection with Rene Girard and Theology including Girard and Theology, and Discovering Girard.
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- Foreword Preface Rowan Williams, University Of Cambridge, Ukchapter 1an Ignatian Approach To Reading The Spiritual Classics, Edward Howells, Heythrop College, Ukchapter 2`a Clear And Perfect Estate': Mary Ward's Vision Of The Just Soul, Gemma Simmonds, Heythrop College, Ukchapter 3compassion And Competence In The Service Of Others: A Jesuit Contribution To Catholic Learning, David Tuohy, Society Of The Jesuits, Irelandchapter 4faith, Reason, And Science: Towards A Renewed Christian Humanism?, Louis Caruana, Gregorian University, Romechapter 5the Practical Concept Of God, Terrance Walsh, Gregorian University, Romechapter 6philosophy, Theology, And Nature, Fiona Ellis, Heythrop College, Chapter 7a Secular Age?, Anthony Carroll, Heythrop College, Uk Chapter 8contemporary Jesuit Epistemological Interests, James Murphy, Loyola University, Usa Chapter 9eastern Christianity And Jesuit Scholarship On Arabic And Islam: Modern History And Contemporary Theological Reflections, Anthony O'mahony, Heythrop College, Uk Chapter 10autonomy, Dignity, Human Rights: Correcting A Popular Error, Patrick Riordan, Heythrop College, Ukchapter 11liberal And Authoritarian Approaches To Raising Good Citizens, Stephen Law, Heythrop College, Uk Chapter 12stewardship As Welcome And Respect For The Dignity Of The Vulnerable: An Essay In Bioethics, Agneta Sutton, Heythrop College, Uk Chapter 13dialogue In A Pluralist Context: Theological Ethics And The New Interest In Happiness, Nicholas Austin, Heythrop College, Ukbibliographyindex