What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican by John M. RistWhat is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican by John M. Rist

What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican

byJohn M. Rist

Paperback | July 28, 2008

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Is Christian truth unchanging? Can it develop over time? To what extent may the Catholic community jettison or modify earlier beliefs? Should it embrace insights from other cultures or revise its views on matters such as the status of women or church-state relations? In this wide-ranging and provocative book, John Rist brings his expertise in ancient philosophy, theology and history to bear on these questions as they relate to Roman Catholicism and to human society at large, both in the early Christian centuries and in our own times.
John M. Rist is Emeritus Professor of Classics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he taught from 1959 to 1980 and again, following three years as Regius Professor of Classics at the University of Aberdeen, from 1983 to 1996. Since 1998 he has been part-time Visiting Professor at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum ...
Title:What is Truth?: From the Academy to the VaticanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:July 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521717752

ISBN - 13:9780521717755


Table of Contents

Introduction: partial and universal truth; 1. The human race: or, how could women be created in the image and likeness of God?; 2. Divine justice and man's 'genetic' flaw; 3. Divine beauty: nature, art and humanity; 4. The origin and early development of episcopacy at Rome; 5. Caesaropapism, theocracy or neo-Augustinian politics?; 6. The Catholic Church in 'modern' and 'post-modern' culture; 7. Looking at hopes and fears in the rear mirror.