The Wisdom of the Christian Faith by Paul MoserThe Wisdom of the Christian Faith by Paul Moser

The Wisdom of the Christian Faith

EditorPaul Moser, Michael McFall

Paperback | November 12, 2012

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Although typically separated, philosophy and New Testament theology are mutually beneficial for the understanding of the distinctive wisdom that guides Christian thought and life. The Wisdom of the Christian Faith fills a major gap in the literature on the philosophy of religion. It is the first book on the philosophy of religion to be authored entirely by philosophers while directly engaging themes of wisdom in the Christian tradition. The book consists of all new essays, with contributions from John Cottingham, Paul Gooch, Gordon Graham, John Hare, Michael T. McFall, Paul K. Moser, Andrew Pinsent, Robert Roberts, Charles Taliaferro, William Wainwright, Jerry Walls, Sylvia Walsh, Paul Weithman, and Merold Westphal.
Title:The Wisdom of the Christian FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:277 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 12, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521169798

ISBN - 13:9780521169790


Table of Contents

Introduction: philosophy and cruciform wisdom; Part I. Wisdom, Faith, and Reason: 1. Faithful knowing Paul Gooch; 2. Repentance and self-knowledge Merold Westphal; 3. Obedience and responsibility William Wainwright; 4. Forgiveness, justification, and reconciliation John Hare; Part II. Wisdom, Love, and Evil: 5. Wisdom and evil Andrew Pinsent; 6. Moral character and temptation Sylvia Walsh; 7. Altruism, egoism and sacrifice Gordon Graham; 8. Unconditional love and spiritual virtues Robert C. Roberts; Part III. Wisdom, Contemplation, and Action: 9. Meaningful life John Cottingham; 10. Beauty and aesthetics in theology Charles Taliaferro; 11. Education for political autonomy Paul Weithman; 12. The wisdom of hope in a despairing world Jerry Walls.

Editorial Reviews

"A masterful array of stimulating philosophical essays, exploring the role of the idea of wisdom in Christian thought. The distinguished contributors themselves supply great wisdom to the theme." - Roger Trigg, Emeritus, University of Warwick, and Senior Research Fellow, Kellogg College, Oxford.