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Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology [Paperback]

By Diogenes Allen (Editor) & Eric O. Springsted (Editor)
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Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. This new anthology provides primary texts undergirding Diogenes Allen's earlier work, Philosophy for Understanding Theology, making for a valuable theological resource.

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Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. Diogenes Allen's book "Philosophy for Understanding Theology" explores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology. This new anthology, edited by Allen and Eric Springsted, provides primary texts undergirding that earlier work. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues crucial to the understanding of theology and include responses to those questions from Plato to the present. Whether used alone or as a companion volume, this new reader is a valuable resource for theological studies.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 1997
Publisher   Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
ISBN  0664252087  
ISBN13  9780664252083  

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More About Diogenes Allen & Eric O. Springsted

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DIOGENES ALLEN is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches widely in both Presbyterian and Anglican churches, and is the author of a number of books on the spiritual life.

Diogenes Allen currently resides in Princeton.

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amazing!  Nov 15, 2001
This is a fabulous text paired with its companion volume, Philosophy for Understanding Theology. The editors' selections of text well highlight and enrich the material covered in the other text. These two texts are a must own for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the philosophical roots and contexts of theology.
Not recommended for beginning theology students.  May 29, 2001
Did not connect very well with theological studies for me. Also, without some significant biographical, historical and philosophical context on the writers themselves, it was hard to be able to put the writings in perspective. Better to read from an original translation of the philosopher's work than to take out of context. Need at least a couple of courses in philosophy prior to tackling something like this. Admittedly the readings were easier to work with than the "Philosophy for Understanding Theology" which this volume was intended to supplement.
informative.  Nov 2, 1998
Fair overview of ideas regarding philosophy and it's relation with theology.

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