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Faith and Understanding

Paul Helm

Faith and Understanding

Paul Helm

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220 Pages

- Publisher Faith and Understanding is the first book-length study of the age-old effort to understand Christianity from both the sides of faith and reason, looking at the work done by such figures as Augustine, Anselm, John Calvin, and Jonathan Edwards.

- Publisher Beginning with Augustine, philosophers and theologians have felt it necessary not only to cogently articulate the content of the Christian faith but also to defend philosophically the reasonableness of faith itself. Faith and Understanding is the first book-length study of the "faith seeking understanding" program and the central issues that arise from it-the relation between faith and reason, the claims of natural theology, and the pursuit of the vision of God.In Part One Paul Helm provides a general discussion of these themes, seeking both to contextualize the debate and to engage with contemporary philosophical discussion of the relation between faith, reason, and understanding.Part Two contains five case studies that illustrate the work of seminal figures in the tradition. They include treatments of Augustine on time and creation, Anselm on the ontological argument and the necessity of the atonement, Jonathan Edwards on the nature of personal identity, and John Calvin and the sensus divinitatis, focusing on the way in which Calvin has been appealed to by contemporary Reformed epistemology.Providing a modern treatment of an abiding theme in the philosophy of religion, this book is a clearly written introduction to the subject.

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About "Faith and Understanding"

220 Pages
- Publisher

Faith and Understanding is the first book-length study of the age-old effort to understand Christianity from both the sides of faith and reason, looking at the work done by such figures as Augustine, Anselm, John Calvin, and Jonathan Edwards.
- Publisher

Beginning with Augustine, philosophers and theologians have felt it necessary not only to cogently articulate the content of the Christian faith but also to defend philosophically the reasonableness of faith itself. Faith and Understanding is the first book-length study of the "faith seeking understanding" program and the central issues that arise from it-the relation between faith and reason, the claims of natural theology, and the pursuit of the vision of God.In Part One Paul Helm provides a general discussion of these themes, seeking both to contextualize the debate and to engage with contemporary philosophical discussion of the relation between faith, reason, and understanding.Part Two contains five case studies that illustrate the work of seminal figures in the tradition. They include treatments of Augustine on time and creation, Anselm on the ontological argument and the necessity of the atonement, Jonathan Edwards on the nature of personal identity, and John Calvin and the sensus divinitatis, focusing on the way in which Calvin has been appealed to by contemporary Reformed epistemology.Providing a modern treatment of an abiding theme in the philosophy of religion, this book is a clearly written introduction to the subject.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Paul Helm

Paul Helm is a teaching fellow in theology and philosophy atPaul Helm is a teaching fellow in theology and philosophy at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. From 1993 to Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. From 1993 to 2000 he taught as professor of the history and philosophy o 2000 he taught as professor of the history and philosophy of religion at King's College, University of London. He has pf religion at King's College, University of London. He has published numerous books and articles, including Eternal God:ublished numerous books and articles, including Eternal God:

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  • Catalogue Code 140697
  • Product Code 0802844510
  • EAN 9780802844514
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Dec 1997
  • Dimensions 233 x 154 x 14 mm
  • Weight 0.336kg

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