Philosophy and Religion in the West

Philosophy and Religion in the West Acclaimed humanities teacher Phillip Cary explores thousands of years of deep reflection and brilliant debate over the nature of God the human self and the world It s a debate that serves as a vivid

  • Title: Philosophy and Religion in the West
  • Author: Phillip Cary
  • ISBN: 9781565855977
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Acclaimed humanities teacher Phillip Cary explores thousands of years of deep reflection and brilliant debate over the nature of God, the human self, and the world It s a debate that serves as a vivid introduction to the rich and complex history shared by the West s central religious and philosophical traditions.32 lecture course.

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    1. Professor Cary’s 32 lecture course, Philosophy and Religion in the West, was much better the second time even than the first and I recall enjoying it very much the first time through. This time I had the benefit of having read one of the cited texts, Martin Buber’s I and Thou. Mostly, however, it was just easier for me to follow which could be the repetition factor or interim experience/supplemental reading. Cary does an excellent job keeping the course focused on the sister disciplines of P [...]

    2. Short Review: I like Cary as a lecturer. His History of Christian Theology course I think is my favorite of the Great Courses. This was one was good as well. I think the later lectures were more helpful than the earlier, but they needed the whole course to build on one another. And the later lectures were helpful to me to round out the modern philosophy course that I listened to earlier this year. my slightly longer review is on my blog at bookwi/philosophy-and-relig

    3. Very helpful studying for General Ordination Exam. He establishes context well, repeats key phrases, doesn’t linger on anything too long. I can imagine keeping this handy and listening to individual lectures again when questions arise and I need clarification.

    4. I enjoyed these lectures, they definitely further entrenched me in my belief that biblical theology, though completely antithetical the timeless, immutable, impassible, ineffable First Principle of the Greek philosophers, was thoroughly amalgamated by the platonic church fathers. The church fathers, though rejecting parts of Greek thought, adopted much and whatever was accepted became the Procrustean bed--anything in the bible that didn't fit perfectly with the Greek presupposition had to be str [...]

    5. This is an excellent course on the long, intimate relationship between philosophy and religion. Cary begins with Greek philosophy (Plato, Aristotle) and “classical theism” (Plato’s metaphysics and Biblical religion). From there he discusses the “modern” philosophers who moved religion away from authority and revelation (e.g Kierkegaard’s personal, faith-based commitment; Locke’s demand for empirical evidence) toward a world that increasingly needed God less (Hume’s empiricism) or [...]

    6. If I could memorize this lecture series, especially Parts 1 and 2, I would have further need of accomplishment in my life. To say the least, these lectures are jam packed with insight and a concise history of philosophy, how it interacts with religion and how it has progressed through the ages in the Western tradition.

    7. Overall a good introduction to philosophy and religion in the west. Most helpful in seeing the interaction between the two, including both the tension and also the borrowing of philosophy by religion. A bit ambitious of a topic to cover to introduce so much information though, namely the introduction of so much philosophy in as few lectures as were allotted though. I'd give it 3 and 1/2 stars.

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