Philosophers

Peter Singer

By Mark Coffey

Mark Coffey discusses Peter Singer's Utilitarian philosophy.

Paul Tillich. Part 1.

By Russell Re Manning

Russell Re Manning discusses Paul Tillich and the influence of German idealism particularly Schelling and his theology of correlation.

Paul Tillich was a German-American philosopher and theologian. He rejected inadequate concepts of God in pursuit of a grander vision, which he came to call 'the ground of being' and 'ultimate concern', and through which he confronted the existentialist threat of non-being. He emphasised the role of 'true' revelatory symbols (he included Christ among these) as a reasonable expressions of the infinite through the finite.

Paul Tillich. Part 2.

By Russell Re Manning

Russell Re Manning discusses Paul Tillich.

Paul Tillich was a German-American philosopher and theologian. He rejected inadequate concepts of God in pursuit of a grander vision, which he came to call 'the ground of being' and 'ultimate concern', and through which he confronted the existentialist threat of non-being. He emphasised the role of 'true' revelatory symbols (he included Christ among these) as a reasonable expressions of the infinite through the finite.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 1.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

Ernst Troeltsch. Part 2.

By Johannes Zachhuber

Johannes Zachhuber discusses the life of Ernest Troeltsch, historicism and liberal theology.

Ernst Troeltsch was a German theologian, historian, philosopher of religion and politician. He was concerned with historical relativism, modernization and the fragile relationship between the church and society. He argued for a sociological understanding of the church and cultural modesty.

Simone Weil. Part 1.

By Stephen Plant

Stephen Plant discusses the development of Simone Weil's thought and social context.

Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. She embraced paradox and the marginalised in her inquiry into reality and orientation to the good. She is noted for consideration of absence, affliction, metaxu (that which both separates and connects) and beauty. Among her noted works are Gravity and Grace, The Need for Roots and Waiting for God.

Simone Weil. Part 2.

By Stephen Plant

Stephen Plant discusses Simone Weil's radical politics and spirituality.

Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. She embraced paradox and the marginalised in her inquiry into reality and orientation to the good. She is noted for consideration of absence, affliction, metaxu (that which both separates and connects) and beauty. Among her noted works are Gravity and Grace, The Need for Roots and Waiting for God.

Simone Weil. Part 3.

By Stephen Plant

Stephen Plant considers the continuing relevance of Simone Weil for theology today.

Simone Weil was a French philosopher, mystic and political activist. She embraced paradox and the marginalised in her inquiry into reality and orientation to the good. She is noted for consideration of absence, affliction, metaxu (that which both separates and connects) and beauty. Among her noted works are Gravity and Grace, The Need for Roots and Waiting for God.

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