Nineteenth Century Scholasticism: The Search for a Unitary Method by Gerald A. McCoolNineteenth Century Scholasticism: The Search for a Unitary Method by Gerald A. McCool

Nineteenth Century Scholasticism: The Search for a Unitary Method

byGerald A. McCool

Paperback | January 15, 1999

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Available for the first time in a paperback edition, Nineteenth-Century Scholasticism provides a careful historical account of the scholastic polemic against the "new" Catholic philosophies and theologies that emerged in Europe during the 19th century. Beginning with an examination ofOntologism, Traditionalism, and the theologies of Hermes, Gunther, and the Tubingen School - the adversaries against whom the scholastics directed their fire - the book then discusses the philosophies and theologies of Liberatore and Kleutgen, the scholastic theoreticians who orchestrated thepolemic. From the account of its polemic with rival theologicans, a vivid picture of nineteenth-century scholasticism's vision of itself as the one philosophy capable of structuring a Catholic theology, its adversary relationship to other theologies, and its confidence in its own ability to integrateCatholic culture and solve contemporary social problems emerges.
Gerald A. McCool, S.J., Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, is a recognized historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Neo-Scholasticism. He has published extensively on Kleutgen, Liberatore, Rousselot, Marechal, Gilson, Maritain, Rahner, Lonergan, and other representatives of philosophy and theology in the tradition of ...
Title:Nineteenth Century Scholasticism: The Search for a Unitary MethodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:301 pages, 5.98 × 8.9 × 0.79 inPublished:January 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0823212572

ISBN - 13:9780823212576

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'The publication of this book is an event for Catholic theology because it marks the appearance of a major study in English on Roman Catholic theology in Europe in the 19th century. McCool's book offers much material on this century and a systematic approach to it.'

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