An Elementary Christian Metaphysics: Philosophy by Joseph OwensAn Elementary Christian Metaphysics: Philosophy by Joseph Owens

An Elementary Christian Metaphysics: Philosophy

byJoseph Owens

Paperback | April 30, 1985

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Joseph Owens presents an introduction to metaphysics designed to develop in the reader a habitus of thinking. Using original Thomistic texts and Etienne Gilson’s interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas, Owens examines the application of metaphysical principles to the issues that arise in a specifically Christian environment. From a starting point of external, sensible, non-human beings, An Elementary Christian Metaphysics focuses in the questions of existence and the nature of revealed truths. Following his historical introduction to metaphysics, Owens provides a general investigation of the first principles and causes of being, and a study of knowledge and of the divine nature and attributes in light of natural reason.
Joseph Owens (1908–2005) taught philosophy at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the University of Toronto for forty years. He is the author of a number of books, including An Interpretation of Existence, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
Title:An Elementary Christian Metaphysics: PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 30, 1985Publisher:University of Notre Dame Press

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ISBN - 13:9780268009168

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"An Elementary Christian Metaphysics is intended primarily for undergraduate students as an introduction to metaphysics. . . . The scope of the metaphysical study pursued by Owens includes not only a general investigation of beings but also an analysis of knowledge (epistemology) and of the divine nature, all in light of natural reason." —Studies in Religion