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Christianity and Western Thought, Volume One : A History of Philosophers, Ideas and Movements: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment - Colin Brown

Christianity and Western Thought, Volume One

A History of Philosophers, Ideas and Movements: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment

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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 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.

"A remarkable tour de force done with admirable comprehension and an amazing knowledge of the secondary literature relating to these thinkers."--ADRIS Newsletter
"An excellent textbook for introductory courses in philosophy and theology."--Christianity Today
"A positive contribution to a Christian understanding of the history of ideas."--Southwestern Journal of Theology
"Written in remarkably clear and helpful style, [Christianity Western Thought] will be an invaluable aid to the reader who wants simply to obtain an overall picture of the philosophical traditions which have fed into and interacted with Christianity over the centuries."--The Evangelical Quarterly

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 Prospect
Notes
A Note on Books
A Note on the Role of Women in the History of Western Thought
Select Index
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ISBN: 9780830839513
ISBN-10: 0830839518
Series: Christianity & Western Thought : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 447
Published: 4th March 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75