Christianity and Western Thought - A History of Philosophers, Ideas and Movements From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

ISBN-10: 0830817522
ISBN-13: 9780830817528
Edition: 1990
Authors: Colin Brown
List price: $35.00
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Description: From Socrates and the Sophists to Kant, from Augustine to Aquinas and the Reformers, Colin Brown traces the turbulent, often tension-filled, always fascinating story of the thinkers, ideas and movements that have shaped our intellectual landscape.  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/3/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 447
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

From Socrates and the Sophists to Kant, from Augustine to Aquinas and the Reformers, Colin Brown traces the turbulent, often tension-filled, always fascinating story of the thinkers, ideas and movements that have shaped our intellectual landscape. Is philosophy the "handmaiden of faith" or "the doctrine of demons"? Does it clarify the faith or undermine the very heart of Christian belief?Brown writes, "This book is about the changes in preconceptions, world views and paradigms that have affected the ways in which people have thought about religion in general and Christianity in particular in the Western world. . . . It is a historical sketch, written to help students--and anyone else who might be interested--to get a better grasp of the love-hate relationship between philosophy and faith that has gone on for close to two thousand years."Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this rich resource. The first in a proposed three-volume work, Brown's easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down introduction to Christianity and Western thought focuses on developments from the ancient world to the Age of Enlightenment.

Introduction
Philosophy in the Ancient World
Socrates and Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Plato's Vision of Reality
Aristotle and the Physical World
Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics and Cynics
From Greeks to Gospel
From Church Fathers to Medieval Scholastics
Philosophy and the Church Fathers
Early Medieval Philosophy
Aquinas and Later Medieval Philosophy
From the Reformation to the Age Of Enlightenment
Philosophy and the Reformers
Old Questions and New Crises
The Age of Rationalism
Rational Religion and the Era of Deism
The Rise of British Empiricism
The Skeptical Empiricism of Hume
Scottish Common Sense and Early American Philosophy
Enlightenment and Skepticism in France
Enlightenment and Skepticism in Germany
Retrospect and ProspectNotesA Note on Books
A Note on the Role of Women in the History of Western Thought
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