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Theos, Anthropos, Christos

A Compendium of Modern Philosophical Theology


Theos, Anthropos, Christos: A Compendium of Modern Philosophical Theology is an anthology of 21 essays (two-thirds of them appearing for the first time) by noted thinkers who rigorously deploy the tools of modern thought to re-examine and restate the central insights of classical philosophy. In natural theology, the contributors address the challenge of influential varieties of skepticism while developing a cogent and coherent framework of thought to defend the existence, as well as the simplicity, immutability, goodness, and infinity of God. In philosophy of mind, they counter modern materialisms with an extensive defense of the existence of a mental reality, which is radically nonphysical. In moral philosophy, the contributors consider the contradictions of relativism and the application of rationally defensible norms to contemporary ethical debates. The final section comprises a critique of syncretism in comparative religion and a phenomenological analysis of the New Testament’s Jesus.
The Editor: Roy Abraham Varghese edits works in philosophy of science and religion. He has organized scholars at four international, interdisciplinary conferences about the key issues in philosophy and theology including a conference at Yale University with four Nobel Laureates and three Gifford Lecturers on artificial intelligence and the human mind. He was co-editor (with Henry Margenau) of Cosmos, Bios, Theos, described as «the year’s most intriguing book about God» in Time magazine; co-editor (with Clifford Matthews) of Cosmic Beginnings and Human Ends, winner of a 1995 Templeton Book Prize; and editor of Great Thinkers on Great Questions. He has an M.A. in International Journalism from Baylor University.