John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again: A Christian Philosophy of Life (Paperback)

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Have you ever struggled to explain the basics of a Christian worldview, particularly as it concerns God's existence and his relation to the natural order, the basics of morality, even sexual ethics? Utilizing the thought of the late Pope John Paul II and the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, Dr. Andrew Swafford has done just this. This book explains the philosophical underpinnings of a Christian worldview--in a way that is accessible to the general reader--discussing God's existence, faith and reason, a tour through a virtue-ethics which leads to authentic happiness (and discussing the seven deadly sins along the way), as well as John Paul II's teaching on the language of the body and the meaning of the human vocation to make a gift of one's self. The reader will come away with a deep understanding of the philosophical foundations for the Christian life.

About the Author

Andrew Swafford holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and an MA in Old Testament and Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement and contributing author to Divinization (forthcoming). Currently, he is an assistant professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS where he resides with his wife and four children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781498203548
ISBN-10: 149820354X
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English