Ten Philosophical Essays In The Christian Tradition

Paperback | May 15, 2015

byFrederick J. CrossonEditorMichael J. Crowe, Nicholas Ayo, C.s.c.

not yet rated|write a review
This volume gathers together ten philosophical essays by the late Frederick J. Crosson, scholar, author, and professor of philosophy in the Program of Liberal Studies and Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Themes common to all are the nature of religion and its forms, its genealogy, and its history. The essays treat a range of authors, notably St. Augustine, Hume, and Newman—and especially the influence of Cicero, as the primary pre-Christian source of natural law teaching, on each of them. Taken together, the essays are also a reflection on some of the many kinds of hidden rhetorical qualities and structures that shape texts and require interpretation.

"The essays on the Confessions, on the De Magistro, and on De Utilitate Credendi are minor classics in the secondary literature.  All the essays together express a distinctive historical approach to the philosophy of religion. It is an approach that attends to the historical changes in the meaning of ‘religion,' to Hume’s important role in that history, to the importance of the philosophy of mind to the philosophy of religion, and to a variety of important interrelations between metaphysical arguments, proofs, Newman-style cumulative-case arguments, and 'inferences to the best explanation,' on the one hand, and historical/biographical narratives and personal life experiences on the other." —from the introduction

"Ten Philosophical Essays in the Christian Tradition presents to the scholarly world a volume of Frederick J. Crosson's most original and significant writings. The essays move through the history of philosophy from antiquity to the present and will appeal to readers with an interest in the history of philosophy, especially political philosophy and philosophy of religion." —Roland J. Teske, S.J., emeritus, Marquette University
 

Pricing and Purchase Info

$45.50

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

This volume gathers together ten philosophical essays by the late Frederick J. Crosson, scholar, author, and professor of philosophy in the Program of Liberal Studies and Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Themes common to all are the nature of religion and its forms, its genealogy, and its history. The essays tr...

Frederick J. Crosson (1926–2009) was the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Humanities in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

other books by Frederick J. Crosson

The World Food Situation: Resource and Environmental Issues in the Developing Countries and The…
The World Food Situation: Resource and Environmental Is...

Kobo ebook|Mar 17 2016

$47.99 online$59.89list price(save 19%)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268023115

ISBN - 13:9780268023119

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Ten Philosophical Essays In The Christian Tradition

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“A popular professor at Notre Dame, Crosson brilliantly articulated complex philosophical ideas to be understood by and of interest to a typical undergraduate while engaging his professional peers in the academy.” —Catholic Library World