Primary Readings in Philosophy For Understanding Theology
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This anthology provides primary texts reflective of the long and fruitful interplay between western philosophies and theologies. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues crucial to the understanding of theology and include responses to those questions from Plato to the pre sent. Works are included from the following authors: Plato, Aristotle, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Dilthey, Marx, Heidegger, Gadamer, Flew, Wittgenstein.
Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. Diogenes Allen's bookPhilosophy for Understanding Theologyexplores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology. This new anthology, edited by Allen and Eric Springsted, provides primary texts undergirding that earlier work. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues crucial to the understanding of theology and include responses to those questions from Plato to the present. Whether used alone or as a companion volume, this new reader is a valuable resource for theological studies.
Diogenes Allen is Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books including "Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction".