Philosophy for Understanding Theology

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1985 - Religion - 267 pages

Philosophy for Understanding Theology has become the classic text for exploring the relationship between philosophy and Christian theology. This new edition adds chapters on postmodernism and questions of the self and the good to bring the book up to date with current scholarship. It introduces students to the influence that key philosophers and philosophical movements through the centuries have had on shaping Christian theology in both its understandings and forms of expression.


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Philosophy for Understanding Theology, 2nd edition. By Diogenes Allen and Eric O. Springsted. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 267 pp. $30.00. ISBN 978-0-664-23180-4. “Everyone ... Read full review

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Allen, who died earlier this year, undertook a valuable task by setting out to find and as it were 'translate' just enough philosophy to help students of theology navigate the Big Sister Discipline's ... Read full review

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Page 3 - But the father and maker of all this universe is past finding out; and even if we found him, to tell of him to all men would be impossible.

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Diogenes Allen is Stuart Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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