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Philosophy and the Christian Faith

Colin Brown

Philosophy and the Christian Faith

Colin Brown



Colin BrownAn outstanding introduction to the main thinkers and shoolsof thought from the Middle Ages to the present. Surveys over400 philosophers, showing how their ideas affected Christianbelief. 320 pages, from IVP.

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Colin BrownAn outstanding introduction to the main thinkers and shoolsof thought from the Middle Ages to the present. Surveys over400 philosophers, showing how their ideas affected Christianbelief. 320 pages, from IVP.
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Introduction1. Medieval PhilosophyI. The Roots of Medieval ThoughtII. MetaphysicsIII. Anselm and the Ontological ArgumentIV. Thomas AquinasV. The Significance of Medieval Philosophy2. From the Reformation to the Age of EnlightenmentI. The Cradle of Modern ThoughtII. The Reformers and Their SuccessorsIII. RationalismIV. EmpiricismV. The English Deists and Their OpponenetsVI. Enlightenment and Scepticism on the Continent3. The Ninteenth-Century FermentI. SchleiermacherII. Hegel and IdealismIII. KierkegaardIV. Atheism and AgnosticismV. Trends in Theology4. Philosophy and Faith in the Twentieth CenturyI. Logical Positivism and Linguistic AnalysisII. ExisentialismIII. The New RadicalismIV. The Broader SpectrumV. Philosophy and Reformed Theology5. Postscript: The Christian and PhilosophyI. Lessons from the PastII. The Value and Task of the Philosophy of the Christian ReligionA Note on BooksIndex
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In this book Colin Brown discusses the thought of about 450 philosophers from Augustine to Schaeffer (or alphabetically, from Abelard to Zwingli).
- Publisher

Colin Brown surveys the thought of over 400 philosophers from the Middle Ages to the present day, showing how various thinkers and ideas have affected Christian belief.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Colin Brown

Colin Brown (Ph.D., University of Bristol; DD., University of Nottingham) is professor of systematic theology and has been at Fuller since 1978. Prior to teaching here he taught at institutions in the United States, Germany, Canada, and his native England.

Ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1959, Brown has been a U.S. citizen since 1986 and is a priest of the Episcopal Church, canonically resident in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Brown was the founding Associate Dean of the Center for Advanced theological Studies in Fullers School of Theology. In addition to core courses on systematic theology, he also teaches advanced seminars on theological method, the politics of Jesus, and contemporary Christology.

Brown is the editor of The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (1986, also on CD), and is the author of many books, including Karl Barth and the Christian Message (1999); Miracles and the Critical Mind (1984, winner of the Evangelical Booksellers Award, reprint 2006); Jesus in European Protestant Thought (1985, reprint 2008); Philosophy & the Christian Faith and the first volume of the Christianity and Western Thought series (1990, also on CD, and recently published in Chinese by the Peking University Press). In addition to Chinese, his books have also been translated into French, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, and Korean.

Brown is affiliated with the Tyndale Fellowship, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Society of Christian Philosophers, and the Institute for Biblical Research. His current research focuses his forthcoming two volumes on The Quests of the Historical Jesus, which grew out of his 1993 Hensley Henson Lectures at the University of Oxford.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Medieval Philosophy
  • I. The Roots Of Medieval Thought
  • Ii. Metaphysics
  • Iii. Anselm And The Ontological Argument
  • Iv. Thomas Aquinas
  • V. The Significance Of Medieval Philosophy
  • 2. From The Reformation To The Age Of Enlightenment
  • I. The Cradle Of Modern Thought
  • Ii. The Reformers And Their Successors
  • Iii. Rationalism
  • Iv. Empiricism
  • V. The English Deists And Their Opponenets
  • Vi. Enlightenment And Scepticism On The Continent
  • 3. The Ninteenth-century Ferment
  • I. Schleiermacher
  • Ii. Hegel And Idealism
  • Iii. Kierkegaard
  • Iv. Atheism And Agnosticism
  • V. Trends In Theology
  • 4. Philosophy And Faith In The Twentieth Century
  • I. Logical Positivism And Linguistic Analysis
  • Ii. Exisentialism
  • Iii. The New Radicalism
  • Iv. The Broader Spectrum
  • V. Philosophy And Reformed Theology
  • 5. Postscript: The Christian And Philosophy
  • I. Lessons From The Past
  • Ii. The Value And Task Of The Philosophy Of The Christian Religion
  • A Note On Books
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 45156
  • Product Code 0877847126
  • EAN 9780877847120
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Apr 1969
  • Sales Rank #29381
  • Dimensions 210 x 139 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.399kg

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