Great Catholic Philosophers: Meet Christianity’s Greatest Minds and Understand Their Best Ideas

Letto da: Harry J. Gensler
Durata: 9 ore e 18 min
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Join one of Catholicism’s leading living philosophers in exploring the great minds who tackled the universe's biggest questions.

Award-winning professor Father Harry J. Gensler, SJ, a leading authority on Catholic philosophy, introduces you to the thinkers whose ideas and faith shaped history.

From antiquity to the Information Age, humankind has grappled with big questions. Pondering issues such as the problem of evil, the coexistence of faith and reason, and the mystery of creation is what makes us human. This fascinating audio course takes you through two millennia of a rich philosophical tradition. You'll encounter giants like Augustine and Aquinas as well as lesser-known minds whose wisdom will enlighten you in equal measure.

First, you’ll explore the Bible and works by Greek philosophers whose ideas influenced Christian thinkers. Moving chronologically, you’ll then see how schools of Catholic thought built upon each other throughout the centuries. As you journey through the Patristic Era, the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and into the modern day, you'll explore questions about prayer, suffering, and the ultimate destiny of humankind.

Although Catholic philosophers differed in their approaches, they shared common beliefs in God, free will, and morality. Above all, they believed in the compatibility of faith and reason. As you meet these great philosophers, you will deepen your understanding of human nature and life's ultimate questions.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection. 

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  • Generale
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  • Carl J Wenning
  • 17/03/2018

Truly introductory

As an introduction, this course is very broad but rather shallow. I guess that that’s what is to be expected. I found myself wanting more in many of the philosophers dealt with in this course. Sometimes histories came at the expense of explanations of philosophy. The treatment of the subject matter was less formal than I would have expected for a college-level course. The speaker was somewhat monotone.

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  • Generale
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  • Skdeso
  • 12/04/2019

Great Introduction

I thoroughly enjoyed this series of talks by Father Gensler. It was a very good layman’s introduction to the broad span of Catholic philosophy. I am now getting the book so I can read it more closely.

  • Generale
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  • Lettura
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  • Kevin
  • 22/07/2018

Too Many Philosophers

This book was “Great Catholic Philosophers, supposedly , but it also discusses many other philosophers not catholic or even Christian. He spends too much time on philosophy debate and I would have been happy hearing just what the title says more in depth and dropping the rest. After all, it’s not supposed to be a college philosophy course!

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