Books drawn from WPS conferences
Philosophical Investigations. Poets, theologians,
romantics, scientists, and revolutionaries alike have explored the many facets
of love. Judging by the wide use of the word love and the high praise it
typically receives, we might think that philosophers have thoroughly analyzed
love. But this is not the case. This book takes a step toward rectifying the
neglect of a philosophical analysis of love. It brings together fifteen
philosophical perspectives that explore some of love s most important facets.
Most of the essays have theistic or religious concerns in mind.
Via Media Philosophy: Holiness Unto Truth; Intersections Between Wesleyan and Roman Catholic Voices. This records the first formal philosophical conversations between Wesleyan and Roman Catholic philosophers and theologians. Although the Methodist community has developed numerous points of intersection with Roman Catholic counterparts, authors from smaller Wesleyan/Holiness groups along with Roman Catholic writers now offer new philosophical conversations. This book begins that conversation with a review of Pope John Paul II's call in "Fides et Ratio" ["Faith and Reason"] for adequate dialogue by philosophers on crucial areas of mutual concern. Important bridges between the two communities are developed within each chapter. Examples of via media practices in the lives of Rev. John Wesley and Cardinal John Henry Newman are highlighted. An editorial thread of other via media practices is offered after each chapter. A special contribution by Marquette Professor D. Stephen Long, "Performing the Truth," closes this conversation with a call for holiness unto truth to be made present in the world. This book strives to facilitate early steps along a via media to a holy relationship unto truth between Wesleyan and Roman Catholic voices.
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