Faith Within Reason by Herbert McCabeFaith Within Reason by Herbert McCabe

Faith Within Reason

byHerbert McCabeEditorBrian DaviesForeword byDenys Turner

Paperback | October 3, 2007

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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 A collection of previously unpublished papers written by the late Herbert McCabe O.P., it examines the nature of religious belief, especially belief in God, with an eye on both theological and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.
Title:Faith Within ReasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.46 × 5.37 × 0.56 inPublished:October 3, 2007Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826495478

ISBN - 13:9780826495471


Table of Contents

Foreword by Denys Turner Introduction by Brian Davies O.P. 1. Is Belief Wishful Thinking? 2. Are Creeds Credible? 3. Doubt is Not Unbelief 4. Why God? 5. Causes and God 6. A Very Short Introduction to Aquinas 7. Aquinas on 'God is Good' 8. Soul, Life, Machines, and Language 9. Son of God 10. Forgiveness 11. Immaculate Conception 12. Freedom

Editorial Reviews

Philosophically and theologically highly informed, conversational in style and free from unnecessary technical terms, inductively biblical/credal in approach and delightfully illustrated with literary and everyday examples, not lacking a touch of humor and some healthy irony, these writings are a refreshing read for everyone interested in theology and an eye-opening presentation of the central tenets of Christian faith.