His works are widely read by specialists and students in the UK, North America and across the world. His Theology after Wittgenstein is regarded as a seminal work in philosophical theology. His After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism and Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians are two of the finest student-focussed introductions to their topics currently available.
The essays in this collection cover the two key areas of Kerrs contribution: the relationship between theology and philosophy, focusing particularly on Thomism; and twentieth century Catholic thought. These themes provide the volumes coherence. A key strength of this volume lies in the stature of its contributors.
A number of younger contributors, representing the influence of Kerr over several generations, are also represented. Help Centre. My Wishlist Sign In Join. Be the first to write a review.
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Description Table of Contents Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Foreword Hume vs. All Rights Reserved. In Stock. Unholy Trinity Stonewalled by the Catholic church and betrayed Fergus Kerr b. He has also written other significant books, essays, and reviews in the overlapping fields of philosophy, theology, and Catholic studies. However, his influence has been felt not only as an author and editor, but also as a patient and irenic teacher, mentor, and conversation partner of remarkably ecumenical scope. Faithful Reading is thus a celebration of Kerr's long and distinguished career as scholar, teacher, and friend to several generations of grateful recipients.
Professor S. A. Oliver - Durham University
Given that Kerr is in famous for seeing both or more sides of an issue, does this mean that he inevitably sits on the fence and never commits himself? Quoting at length a passionate sermon from Kerr to the English Province of Dominicans in , Radcliffe responds convincingly that what motivates Kerrs work is "a profound and consistent commitment to seek the truth. This demands intellectual rigour and charity. It is a hermeneutic of charity rather than of suspicion. Truth and love are inseparable" pp.
The foreword effectively sets the stage for what follows.
Faithful Reading: New Essays in Theology in Honour of Fergus Kerr, OP
The first few chapters are primarily philosophical. John Milbank offers a positive revisionist reading of Hume on "feeling" in response to Kant and Habermas; Patrick Sherry compares Newman and Wittgenstein on belief, doubt, and foundationalism; and Charles Taylor explores strategies for "Overcoming Modem Epistemology. Burrell, Oliver-Thomas Venard, and Simon Oliver- who observes that to "read Kerr on figures as diverse as Aquinas, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein is to leam how to read" p.