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Jesus and Philosophy
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Paul K. Moser, Craig A. Evans, James L. Crenshaw, Luke T. Johnson, Paul W. Gooch, Gareth B. Matthews, Brian Leftow, William J. Abraham, David F. Ford, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Charles Taliaferro
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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521694865

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  • What, if anything, does Jesus of Nazareth have to do with philosophy? This question motivates this collection of new essays from leading theologians, philosophers, and biblical scholars. Part I portrays Jesus in his first-century intellectual and historical context, attending to intellectual influences and contributions and contemporaneous similar patterns of thought. Part II examines how Jesus influenced two of the most prominent medieval philosophers. It considers the seeming conceptual shift from Hebraic categories of thought to distinctively Greco-Roman ones in later Christian philosophers. Part III considers the significance of Jesus for some prominent contemporary philosophical topics, including epistemology and the meaning of life. The focus is not so much on how “Christianity” figures in such topics as on how Jesus makes distinctive contributions to such topics.

    • The most comprehensive treatment available of Jesus and philosophy
    • Represents historical and philosophical influences on Jesus
    • Identifies the importance of Jesus to various important philosophical issues
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    "...all the essays are valuable reading for philosophers, theologians, and biblical scholars. Recommended." --Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521694865
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: Jesus and philosophy Paul K. Moser
    Part I. Jesus in His First-Century Context:
    1. Jesus: sources and self-understanding Craig A. Evans
    2. Sipping from the cup of wisdom James L. Crenshaw
    3. The Jesus of the Gospels and philosophy Luke T. Johnson
    4. Paul, the mind of Christ, and philosophy Paul W. Gooch
    Part II. Jesus in Medieval Philosophy:
    5. Jesus and Augustine Gareth B. Matthews
    6. Jesus and Aquinas Brian Leftow
    Part III. Jesus in Contemporary Philosophy:
    7. The epistemology of Jesus: an initial investigation William J. Abraham
    8. Paul Ricoeur: a biblical philosopher on Jesus David F. Ford
    9. Jesus and forgiveness Nicholas Wolterstorff
    10. Jesus Christ and the meaning of life Charles Taliaferro.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Jesus and the Philosophers
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    Paul K. Moser, Loyola University, Chicago
    Paul K. Moser is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of The Elusive God (Cambridge, 2008), and co-editor of Divine Hiddenness (Cambridge, 2002) and The Rationality of Theism (2003). He is also Editor of the journal American Philosophical Quarterly. His latest book is The Evidence for God, (Cambridge, 2010), aimed at a non-scholarly audience.


    Paul K. Moser, Craig A. Evans, James L. Crenshaw, Luke T. Johnson, Paul W. Gooch, Gareth B. Matthews, Brian Leftow, William J. Abraham, David F. Ford, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Charles Taliaferro

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