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Faith With Reason by Paul Helm

Title Faith with Reason
Author Paul Helm
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2000
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 185
ISBN 0198238452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Religious faith is a complex phenomenon, admitting of even greater variations than Helm is able to discuss. Undoubtedly, those who choose to work through his book will be better equipped to negotiate religious faith's subtleties and nuances.' -The Philosophical Review'This book will prove stimulating to anyone intrigued by the challenge of providing a coherent account of the nature and reasonableness of Christian faith.' -Australasian Journal of Philosophy'Faith with Reason is an excellent book, especially unique and recommendable because of the balanced way in which both the cognitive and the non-cognitive elements playing a role in religious belief and its justification are treated.' -Ars Disputandi (online journal Netherlands)'Yet another welcome contribution to one of the liveliest debates in contemporary philosophy of religion... The style is simple, lucid and well-ordered. The arguments are persuasive, the criticisms of other veiws perceptive and fair... This book will commend itself to many different kinds of readers. Students will find it easily accessible, refreshingly free of jargon and unnecessary technicalities, well focused on the key issues. Professional philosophers in the field will find in it original arguments, and a freshness of approach to some well-worn issues.' -Religious Studies'Contains a lot of sophisticated, intelligent, and subtle guidance around the subject.' -Brian Davies, Times Literary SupplementPaul Helm investigates what religious faith is and what makes it reasonable. Religious beliefs need to stand up to philosophical scrutiny just like other beliefs; but religious epistemology must respect the distinctiveness of their subject-matter. Helm argues that the reasonableness of faith depends not only on beliefs about the world but also on beliefs about oneself and on what one is willing to trust; he examines the relations between belief and trust, and between faith and virtue.

Faith And Reason by Ronald H. Nash

Title Faith and Reason
Author Ronald H. Nash
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 1994-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 296
ISBN 0310294010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores philosophical questions that have important implications for the truth and rationality of the Christian faith.

Faith Within Reason by Herbert McCabe

Title Faith Within Reason
Author Herbert McCabe
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2007-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781441191878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is it possible to think about religious beliefs philosophically? Should religious beliefs be viewed as a flight from reason or as capable of rational support? Can theologians learn from philosophers? Can philosophers learn from theologians? Is it possible to be both a good Christian and a good thinker? Can there be such a thing as reasonable faith? This book is chiefly concerned with these questions and others related to them. A collection of previously unpublished papers written by the late Herbert McCabe O.P., it examines the nature of religious belief, especially belief in God, with an eye on both theological and philosophical arguments. Some thinkers have sought to drive a wedge between philosophy and theology. Like Thomas Aquinas, whose writings he especially admired, McCabe seeks to show how the two can be systematically connected. Some religious truths, he argues, may defy our understanding. But this does not mean that they cannot be reasonably discussed.

Encyclical Letter Fides Et Ratio Of The Supreme Pontiff John Paul Ii by Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II)

Title Encyclical Letter Fides Et Ratio of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II
Author Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II)
Publisher USCCB
Release Date 1998
Category Catholic Church and philosophy
Total Pages 154
ISBN 157455302X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Faith And Reason by Steve Wilkens

Title Faith and Reason
Author Steve Wilkens
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2014-07-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 187
ISBN 9780830840403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Steve Wilkens edits a debate between three different understandings of the relationship between faith and reason, between theology and philosophy. The three views include: Faith and Philosophy in Tension, Faith Seeking Understanding and the Thomistic Synthesis. This introduction to a classic problem is an essential resource for students.

The God Of Faith And Reason by Robert Sokolowski

Title The God of Faith and Reason
Author Robert Sokolowski
Publisher CUA Press
Release Date 1995
Category Religion
Total Pages 172
ISBN 0813208270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How is it that Christian faith can be said to be in accordance with reason and at the same time to transcend reason? On the one hand, the concordance of faith with reason appears to reduce faith to rational thinking and to natural human experience; on the other hand, the difference between faith and reason seems to make belief unreasonable and arbitrary. In The God of Faith and Reason, Robert Sokolowski treats this theological difficulty not by speaking directly about faith and reason, but through an examination of the Christian understanding of God that focuses on God the creator and the world as created. In so doing, he demonstrates how the Christian concept of God preserves both the integrity of reason and the distinctiveness of faith. Sokolowski begins with a statement of the Christian understanding of God developed in terms provided by St. Anselm, in whose writings the issue of faith and reason surfaces in an historically significant way. He next brings to light the special character of the Christian understanding of God by contrasting it with the pagan understanding of the divine. While pagan and other natural religions see god as the most powerful part of the world, Christianity understands God to be separate from the world, not added to in any way by the act of creating it. This understanding of God and the world lies behind the belief in Creation, and is shown to provide the context for the other Christian mysteries, such as the Incarnation, Redemption, the Church, grace, and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. The author also shows how the Christian understanding of God and the world helps clarify the difference between natural human virtues and the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. In an appendix, he deals with the relationship between political philosophy and Christian revelation, and, through a discussion of the ideas of Leo Strauss, speaks of the place of politics and political reason in Christian belief. Throughout the book Sokolowski employs a method of theology based on phenomenology in order to show how the things of Christian faith differentiate themselves from the phenomena given to natural experience. With its insightful, straightforward arguments, The God of Faith and Reason is ideal for use in both introductory and advanced courses in natural theology, fundamental theology, Christian philosophy, philosophy of God, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. Robert Sokolowski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, has taught philosophy at The Catholic University of America since 1963. He has written six books and numerous articles dealing with phenomenology, philosophy and Christian faith, moral philosophy, and issues in contemporary science. He has been an auxiliary chaplain at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., since 1976 and was named monsignor in 1993. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Robert Sokolowski, already an accomplished author in the field of philosophy, has now written a sophisticated and profound little book about the frontiers where philosophy and theology, natural reason and Christian faith, overlap and blend into a single harmonious act, whose components can be differentiated by reflective thinking. . . . This book will provide useful clarifications to theologians, philosophers and believers, convinced in principle that religious faith should be reasonable . . . but unclear as to how faith and reason can be blended without collapsing one into the other."--International Journal for Philosophy of Religion The simple purpose of this profound and disquieting work is to identify what is most radically distinctive about Christian belief. Addressed to a nontechnical audience . . . the book possesses the kind of lucidity and intellectual simplicity achieved only by teachers of the highest order. Its conclusi

Reason Faith And Tradition by Martin C. Albl

Title Reason Faith and Tradition
Author Martin C. Albl
Publisher Saint Mary's Press
Release Date 2009
Category Religion
Total Pages 402
ISBN 9780884899822
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An introductory text that shows that reason and Christian belief are compatible and mutually supportive, and that both can lead to the truth. The central aim ofReason, Faith, and Traditionis to show that reason and Christian belief are in fact not contradictory, but are simply two different orientations, two different ways of looking at the world, and that both can lead to truth. In the end they cannot be separated. Here students see that a faith-based approach to theology is wholly compatible with a historical and critical approach. Topics covered include faith and reason; science and religion; Revelation; Scripture; the Trinity; Christian anthropology; Christology; the Last Things and Salvation; and the Roman Catholic Church. Provides an overview of Christian and Catholic Theology. Equips students with the basic skills they need to begin answering theological questions on their own. Lays the foundation for deeper study.

Faith With Reason by Joseph R. Farinaccio

Title Faith with Reason
Author Joseph R. Farinaccio
Publisher Bookspecs Publishing
Release Date 2017-05
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 98
ISBN 099032768X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Is Christianity Really True?" Every religion has its own set of truth-claims. What makes Christianity so different? FAITH WITH REASON is an introduction to the Christian worldview. It explains how the Christian view of reality contrasts with some of the more popular religious notions in our culture today. Topics include: -- Why all religious beliefs are not equal (and how to identify false philosophical notions and inaccurate religious ideas) -- The real relationship between faith and reason (you've probably never heard this before even though St. Augstine taught this historic, scriptural view) -- How we can know the Bible is actually God's Word (with an approach of 100% absolute certainty) -- Why evolution is religion in disguise (and how materialism is an ultimate faith-view) -- How logic opposes non-Christian religions (based upon their own teachings) -- Why the "problem of evil" actually reflects the existence of an all powerful, loving God (hint: evil is a profound psychological problem, but not a logical one when it comes to biblical faith in God) It's been said that, "Everyone does philosophy, but not everyone does it well." This book serves as a basic primer for believers and non-believers alike to better understand why Christianity offers a faith and philosophy of life unlike any other. "This material should challenge the thinking Christian to examine his or her worldview via a decisively Biblical bent. Written in a very readable style, Joe has captured many of the key apologetic principles of the faith. This work should enhance the walk of every believer who is committed to a diet of the meat of the Word." - Dr. Charles Betters Senior Minister - Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church Joseph Farinaccio (B.A. History) is a Christian writer and public speaker from New Jersey. His previous writings include published articles on theology, history, and politics from a Christian perspective. Further information can be found at: http: //www.FaithWithReason.com

Title Faith Reason and the Existence of God
Author Denys Turner
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2004-09-16
Category History
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0521602564
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reason Faith And Revolution by Terry Eagleton

Title Reason Faith and Revolution
Author Terry Eagleton
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2009-04-21
Category Religion
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9780300155501
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular -- nor for many conventional believers. --Résumé de l'éditeur.

Title Reasons for Faith Foreword by Lee Strobel
Author Norman L. Geisler
Publisher Crossway
Release Date 2007-10-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781433518959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many Christians want to witness for their faith, but they are afraid they will not be able to answer questions that others may ask of them. First Peter 3:15 reminds believers to always be prepared to "make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Norman Geisler and Chad Meister realize the fear of facing questions about the Christian faith. Their book Reasons for Faith gives believers grounded biblical apologetics to help them defend their faith. By covering the importance of apologetics and then applying apologetics to popular culture and theological issues, these authors give all Christians the tools they need to stand firm in their faith and to be able to share that faith in today's society.

Title Reason Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization
Author Samuel Gregg
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-06-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781621579069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Gregg's book is the closet thing I've encountered in a long time to a one-volume user's manual for operating Western Civilization." —The Stream "Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization offers a concise intellectual history of the West through the prism of the relationship between faith and reason." —Free Beacon The genius of Western civilization is its unique synthesis of reason and faith. But today that synthesis is under attack—from the East by radical Islam (faith without reason) and from within the West itself by aggressive secularism (reason without faith). The stakes are incalculably high. The naïve and increasingly common assumption that reason and faith are incompatible is simply at odds with the facts of history. The revelation in the Hebrew Scriptures of a reasonable Creator imbued Judaism and Christianity with a conviction that the world is intelligible, leading to the flowering of reason and the invention of science in the West. It was no accident that the Enlightenment took place in the culture formed by the Jewish and Christian faiths. We can all see that faith without reason is benighted at best, fanatical and violent at worst. But too many forget that reason, stripped of faith, is subject to its own pathologies. A supposedly autonomous reason easily sinks into fanaticism, stifling dissent as bigoted and irrational and devouring the humane civilization fostered by the integration of reason and faith. The blood-soaked history of the twentieth century attests to the totalitarian forces unleashed by corrupted reason. But Samuel Gregg does more than lament the intellectual and spiritual ruin caused by the divorce of reason and faith. He shows that each of these foundational principles corrects the other’s excesses and enhances our comprehension of the truth in a continuous renewal of civilization. By recovering this balance, we can avoid a suicidal winner-take-all conflict between reason and faith and a future that will respect neither.

Faith Doubt And Reason by Brent A. R. Hege

Title Faith Doubt and Reason
Author Brent A. R. Hege
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2020-02-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781532683985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Faith, doubt, and reason are universal human faculties, yet they are frequently misunderstood, denigrated, and even abused. What does it mean to have faith, and what distinguishes faith from belief? Can someone have faith without religious commitments? What is doubt, and what is its relationship to faith and belief? How do we make sense of evil and suffering? What roles does reason play in our lives? What do we do when we have the sneaking suspicion that life is absurd? What do we love, and what do we fear? How do faith, doubt, and reason interrelate? Faith, doubt, and reason not only can work together: they must work together if we are to live lives of meaning and purpose. This book explores the significance of these three universal human faculties and the central role they play in our quest for the meaning of life. Drawing on classic texts in theology, philosophy, literature, and the Bible, Faith, Doubt, and Reason invites readers to delve deeply into the quest for the meaning of life in all its ambiguity, mystery, and tragic beauty.

Title Dialogues between Faith and Reason
Author John H. Smith
Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date 2011-10-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780801463273
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The contemporary theologian Hans Küng has asked if the "death of God," proclaimed by Nietzsche as the event of modernity, was inevitable. Did the empowering of new forms of rationality in Western culture beginning around 1500 lead necessarily to the reduction or privatization of faith? In Dialogues between Faith and Reason, John H. Smith traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the "slippery slope" of secularization—from Luther and Erasmus, through Idealism, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, and contemporary theory such as that of Derrida, Habermas, Vattimo, and Asad. At the same time, Smith points to the persistence of a tradition that grew out of the Reformation and continues in the mostly Protestant philosophical reflection on whether and how faith can be justified by reason. In this accessible and vigorously argued book, Smith posits that faith and reason have long been locked in mutual engagement in which they productively challenge each other as partners in an ongoing "dialogue." Smith is struck by the fact that although in the secularized West the death of God is said to be fundamental to the modern condition, our current post-modernity is often characterized as a "postsecular" time. For Smith, this means not only that we are experiencing a broad-based "return of religion" but also, and more important for his argument, that we are now able to recognize the role of religion within the history of modernity. Emphasizing that, thanks to the logos located "in the beginning," the death of God is part of the inner logic of the Christian tradition, he argues that this same strand of reasoning also ensures that God will always "return" (often in new forms). In Smith's view, rational reflection on God has both undermined and justified faith, while faith has rejected and relied on rational argument. Neither a defense of atheism nor a call to belief, his book explores the long history of their interaction in modern religious and philosophical thought.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology
Author Herman Cappelen
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-03-15
Category
Total Pages 736
ISBN 9780199668779
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the most comprehensive book ever published on philosophical methodology. A team of thirty-eight of the world's leading philosophers present original essays on various aspects of how philosophy should be and is done. The first part is devoted to broad traditions and approaches to philosophical methodology (including logical empiricism, phenomenology, and ordinary language philosophy). The entries in the second part address topics in philosophical methodology, such as intuitions, conceptual analysis, and transcendental arguments. The third part of the book is devoted to essays about the interconnections between philosophy and neighbouring fields, including those of mathematics, psychology, literature and film, and neuroscience.

God Faith And Reason by Michael Savage

Title God Faith and Reason
Author Michael Savage
Publisher Center Street
Release Date 2017-11-14
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781546082675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For decades, Michael Savage has been preaching his political faith of borders, language and culture to millions on his nationally-syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation. Now, Savage gives his audience a look into his religious faith and his ideas about the Judeo-Christian foundation of the American culture he has fought all his life to preserve. But rather than a dry, theological treatise, Savage provides something more akin to an ancient mystery text. Drawing on Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other spiritual sources, as well as autobiographical material and highlights from his radio show, Savage shares a series of glimpses of God he has experienced over the whole of his life, before and after his groundbreaking radio career. Moving childhood stories, his dinner with an atheist and a Buddhist, an interview with a Jewish gangster and Savage's reflections on selected passages from ancient scriptures are just a few of the eclectic group of experiences and insights Savage shares in what is easily the most unique book on spirituality in decades. From his days as a boy growing up in New York City to many years searching for healing plants in the South Seas to his current incarnation as one of the most popular talk radio hosts in the world, Savage has been haunted by glimpses of the divine and struggled to find their meaning. Rather than trite, orthodox answers, GOD, FAITH, AND REASON presents the reader with one man's perceptions and consideration of the daily presence of God in the world around us and how the search to find God is the finding itself.

Faith And Reason by Brian Besong

Title Faith and Reason
Author Brian Besong
Publisher Ignatius Press
Release Date 2019-05-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 289
ISBN 9781642290738
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Too smart to believe in God? The twelve philosophers in this book are too smart not to, and their finely honed reasoning skills and advanced educations are on display as they explain their reasons for believing in Christianity and entering the Roman Catholic Church. Among the twelve converts are well-known professors and writers including Peter Kreeft, Edward Feser, J. Budziszewski, Candace Vogler, and Robert Koons. Each story is unique; yet each one details the various perceptible ways God drew these lovers of wisdom to himself and to the Church. In every case, reason played a primary role. It had to, because being a Catholic philosopher is no easy task when the majority of one's colleagues thinks that religious faith is irrational. Although the reasonableness of the Catholic faith captured the attention of these philosophers and cleared a space into which the seed of supernatural faith could be planted, in each of these essays the attentive reader will find a fully human story. The contributions are not merely collections of arguments; they are stories of grace.

Title The Impact Of Reason On Faith Ethics And Belief
Author Geran F. Dodson
Publisher Vernon Press
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 211
ISBN 9781622739998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The purpose of the book is to examine the theological claims of ethics, faith and belief from a philosophical perspective. The Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants of the Old Testament, Jesus of the synoptic gospels, and Paul’s writings serve as the frame of reference in examining a biblical expression of reason and structured logic. The message of Jesus centered on the Kingdom of God, defined the meaning of faith and belief, established a new ethic, and framed the message in logic forms. The life and death of Jesus brought the realization of God’s final covenant as prophesied by the Old Testament. However, Paul appropriated and developed the Jesus of history into the mythological eschatological Christ figure. The clash of philosophy and theology is evident with theological presuppositions that are based on spiritual insight and divine revelation. Logic in scripture employs propositions based primarily on revealed proof that is within the context of that which cannot be proven absolutely. Uncovering the identity of YHWH in the manuscripts and religious practices of Canaanite culture clearly associated YHWH with the polytheism of the Ugarit texts. YHWH was one of the seventy sons of the Canaanite Most High God El and took on a unique identity that was rooted in El and the polytheistic nature of the pantheon of gods. Theological truths stand within the context of faith and reason stands apart from faith and infers only that which can be proven based on evidence. That which is knowable by faith cannot be known by reason since reason cannot validate that which is not proven to exist.

Title Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion
Author Sonia Sikka
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020-09-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9781000194647
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With a focus on Asian traditions, this book examines varieties of thought and self-transformative practice that do not fit neatly on one side or another of the standard Western division between philosophy and religion. It contains chapters by experts on Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hindu and Jain philosophies, as well as ancient Greek philosophy and recent contemplative and spiritual movements. The volume also problematizes the notion of a Western philosophical canon distinguished by rationality in contrast to a religious Eastern "other". These original essays creatively lay the groundwork needed to rethink dominant historical and conceptual categories from a wider perspective to arrive at a deeper, more plural and global understanding of the diverse nature of both philosophy and religion. The volume will be of keen interest to scholars and students in the Philosophy of Religion, Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Title Reason Faith and Otherness in Neoplatonic and Early Christian Thought
Author Kevin Corrigan
Publisher Lund Humphries Publishers
Release Date 2013
Category History
Total Pages 298
ISBN 1409466876
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book brings together a selection of Kevin Corrigan's works published over the course of some 27 years. Its predominant theme is the encounter with otherness in ancient, medieval and modern thought and it ranges in scope from the Presocratics, through Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and the late ancient period, on the one hand, and early Christian thought, especially Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine and, much later, Aquinas, on the other. Among the key questions examined are the relation between faith and reason; the nature of creation and insight, being and existence and the problem of evil (particularly here in Dostoevsky's adaptation of a Platonic perspective).