Faculty Book Honored
Published on July 01, 2014
The Catholicity of Reason, the latest work by Dr. D.C. Schindler, received second-place honors in the Theology category of the 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, as announced during the CPA's annual convention in Charlotte at the end of June.
The volume is available from William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., in their Ressourcement series.
From the publisher:
The Catholicity of Reason explains the "grandeur of reason," the recollection of which Benedict XVI has presented as one of the primary tasks in Christian engagement with the contemporary world.
While postmodern thinkers -- religious and secular alike -- have generally sought to respond to the hubris of Western thought by humbling our presumptuous claims to knowledge, D. C. Schindler shows in this book that only a robust confidence in reason can allow us to remain genuinely open both to God and to the deep mystery of things. Drawing from both contemporary and classical theologians and philosophers, Schindler explores the basic philosophical questions concerning truth, knowledge, and being -- and proposes a new model for thinking about the relationship between faith and reason.
The reflections brought together in this book bring forth a dramatic conception of human knowing that both strengthens our trust in reason and opens our mind in faith.