A History of Western Philosophy: The medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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For instance, later Christians were forced to examine the question of the relative
importance of faith and of works in effecting salvation. Though Paul repeatedly
affirmed faith as the means to mystic identification with Christ, he also
13 THE MECHANICS OF SALVATION Let us now ask how salvation comes to
those who are predestined to become citizens of God's city. What, in other words,
are the actual mechanics of salvation? The answer to this question, Augustine ...
Just as sin consists in wrong choices, so salvation consists in right choices. Of
course, our right choices do not help, nor do our wrong choices harm, our
omnipotent Father,16 but salvation begins in that first right choice by which the
will turns ...
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Indeholder "Preface ", "Introduction ", "1. Pre-Socratic Philosophy", " God and Nature in Homer", " God and Nature in Hesiod", " Thales", " Anaximander", " Anaximenes", " Heraclitus", " Xenophanes ... Read full review
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