Faith & the Life of the Intellect
Is it possible to be both a religious believer and a professional philosopher? This work brings together a group of Catholic philosophers concerned ... Show synopsis Is it possible to be both a religious believer and a professional philosopher? This work brings together a group of Catholic philosophers concerned with the question of the proper relationship between faith and the life of the intellect. The contributors raise and discuss, from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and philosophical and religious interests, the central question of how philosophers who are religious believers deal with the relationship between their religious beliefs and their research and scholarly work. The essays consider such questions as: What is the correct relationship between one's religion and one's research aims and objectives? Does one's religious belief complement, or conflict with, one's scholarship and teaching? To what extent are Christian philosophers motivated in their work by religious faith? The contributors offer personal reflections on the way in which faith and philosophy are integrated in their own lives.