Another 18 papers appear in sections on plenary sessions, philosophy of religion, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of knowledge, Thomism
, philosophy of the human person, ethics and politics, and Catholic philosophy and education.
Both are briefly approached in the Introduction, especially in the sections "The people of God on pilgrimage" (1-6) and "Thomas, Thomism
at Vatican II" (7-11).
Philip Clayton writing from a process-oriented background and Denis Edwards from the perspective of Transcendental Thomism
It was an audacious thing to do, to try to teach Thomism
to the children of working-class immigrants.
But it seems clear that those aspects of Thomism
were left out because this book was written for a different purpose--correcting misjudgments about Aquinas's philosophical arguments.
The ecumenical perspective of this volume is primarily given by the different starting points chosen by the authors: Patristics for the Orthodox approach, Thomism
for the Catholic, and the challenges of biotechnology for the Protestant approach.
Wojtyfa's philosophy of freedom remains faithful to Thomism
, but goes beyond Thomism
by carefully exploring the subjective, lived experience of freedom.
While the first section of his work may agree with Thomism
, the second section--beginning at chapter seven--turns away from both Thomism
3) Transcendental Thomism
(Pierre Rousselot, Karl Rahner, and Bernard Lonergan); (ch.
The 21 papers in this collection explore the relationship between science and Christianity from the perspectives of the beginning of the world, sensation and the neural system, lessons from the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy andtwo classical doctrines, the logic of science, replies to two contemporary arguments, modern and ancient science, and a living Thomism
Arnold Sparr's "McLuhan, Renascence, and the Catholic Revival" retraces the role of the magazine in the cultural campaign to bring a revival of Thomism
and Christian values to bear on modern thought and letters beginning in the 1930s.
Thompson said Catholic universities need to introduce a "green Thomism
," or a philosophy of creation as divinely ordered and a vision of stewardship that guides our participation in God's creation.