TITLE

WHETHER FAITH NEEDS PHILOSOPHY

AUTHOR(S)
White, Thomas Joseph
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep2011, Issue 215, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the role of philosophy in the Christian life. According to the author, Saint Thomas believed that philosophy is important to the study of sacred theology because it helps explain truths of reason that overlap with truths of faith. He adds that the promotion of theological doctrine requires the philosophical renewal of the capacity of the person for metaphysical realism. He stresses that the culture of Christian rationality becomes unstable without philosophical arguments.
ACCESSION #
64087739

 

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