Art and Intellect in the Philosophy of Etienne Gilson (Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy)

Art and Intellect in the Philosophy of Etienne Gilson (Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy)

By: Francesca Aran Murphy (author)Hardback

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In Art and Intellect in the Philosophy of Etienne Gilson, Francesca Aran Murphy tells the story of this French philosopher's struggle to reconcile faith and reason. In his lifetime, Gilson often stood alone in presenting Saint Thomas Aquinas as a theologian, one whose philosophy came from his faith. Today, Gilson's view is becoming the prevalent one. Murphy provides us with an intellectual biography of this Thomist leader throughout the stages of his scholarly development. Murphy covers more than a half century of Gilson's life while supplying the reader with reminders of the political and social realities that confronted intellectuals of the early twentieth century. She shows the effects inner-church politics had on Gilson and his contemporaries such as Alfred Loisy, Lucien Levy Bruhl, Charles Maurras, Henri de Lubac, Marie-Dominique Chenu, and Jacques Maritain, while also contextualizing Gilson's own life and thoughts in relation to these philosophers and theologians. These great thinkers, along with Gilson, continue to be sources of important intellectual debate among scholars, as do the political periods through which Gilson's story threads.

About Author

Francesca Aran Murphy is Reader in the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She is the author or editor of several books, including The Comedy of Revelation and A Companion to Theology and Religious Studies.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826215369
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780826215369
  • ISBN10: 082621536X

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