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by Diogenes Allen

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Author:
Diogenes Allen
ISBN13:
978-0852442296
ISBN:
0852442297
Publisher:
Gracewing (1994)
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Religious Studies
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Diogenes Allen's book Philosophy for Understanding Theology explores such terms and concepts and .

Diogenes Allen's book Philosophy for Understanding Theology explores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology. The writings included here deal with philosophical issues crucial to the understanding of theology and include responses to those questions from Plato to the present. Whether used alone or as a companion volume, this new reader is a valuable resource for theological studies.

Diogenes Allen, Eric O. Springsted. Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology

Diogenes Allen, Eric O. Knowledge of key philosophic terms or concepts is vital to the understanding of many issues in Christian theology. Diogenes Allen's book Philosophy for Understanding Theology explores such terms and concepts and their relationship to theology.

ISBN 978-0-664-25208-3. Nature, Spirit and Community: Issues in the Thought of Simone Weil (1994). Spiritual Theology: The Theology of Yesterday for Help Today (1997). Steps Along the Way: A Spiritual Autobiography (2002). ISBN 978-0-664-23180-4. Theology for a Troubled Believer: An Introduction to the Christian Faith (2010). ISBN 978-0-664-22322-9. Whether used alone or as a companion volume, this new reader is a valuable resource for theological studies

Philosophy for understanding theology. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book.

Philosophy for understanding theology. Philosophical theology, Philosophy, Christianity. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.

  • Meant to be a selected reading companion to Philosophy for Understanding Theology, Second Edition, this book is very much optional.

    I'm a big proponent of going to the original sources when you want to fully understand a topic, but I have to confess: after reading mainly apologetic and theological works, I found long stretches of many of these philosophers to be tedious. The translations were fine, I just think it's a case of "it's not you, it's me."

    The approach I took, and I think it was the correct one, was to read a chapter of the main work and then drop back to this book and read the works of the philosophers the authors had just covered. I think if I had read the works first, I would have not gotten as much out of this book as I did. I also think if you wait and read the main work in full before going to this book, you run the risk of information overload in trying to connect the teaching to the philosopher's writings.

    The reason I'm giving this book 3 stars is that I don't think you need it to fully comprehend Allen and Springsted's main work. It helps, but not overwhelming so, and honestly it's a bit pricey - more expensive than the author's main work. I think you can get by with pulling up some original sources and summaries of the philosophers on the web. However, if your interest level is strong and you like reading hard copy books, then this may help you.

  • Definitely a college/graduate level read. If you're really into studying Philosophy & Theology, this is for you. Otherwise you may not like it. a little more challenging of a read but highly educational and informational

  • This book was required for a graduate course I am taking in philosophy/theology. Allen is one of the most respected scholars in this field, and this text reflects the reasons why that is so.

  • It became apparent to me very quickly that the translations of the original writings of most of the philsophers cited are very convoluted and challenging to decipher. The saving grace was the excellent introduction written lucidly so that I could get a handle on the philosophical musings. It's too bad that many of the old philosophers did not seem to know how to write simply and clearly!
    What would have aided my understanding of the book would have been additional explanatory notes by the editors strewn throught the dense philosphical texts.

  • Came on time. Now to figure out what it's saying... ;)

  • Book I needed for class!

  • I had to read this for school.

  • Did not connect very well with theological studies for me. Also, without some significant biographical, historical and philosophical context on the writers themselves, it was hard to be able to put the writings in perspective. Better to read from an original translation of the philosopher's work than to take out of context. Need at least a couple of courses in philosophy prior to tackling something like this. Admittedly the readings were easier to work with than the "Philosophy for Understanding Theology" which this volume was intended to supplement.