Partakers of the Divine: Contemplation and the Practice of Philosophy
Exploring the meeting of mystical and philosophical theology, Partakers of the Divineshows that Christian philosophical and contemplative practices arose together and that throughout much of Christian history, philosophy, theology, and contemplation remained internal to one another. Through an engagement with contemporary theologians and philosophers of religion, both analytic and continental, and through careful re-readings of historical figures such as Anselm and Nicholas of Cusa, Jacob Sherman presents a contemporary argument in favor of the antique, participatory tradition of contemplative philosophy. Sherman demonstrates that retrieving this more venerable vision of the relation of philosophy, theology, and contemplation to one another provides theologians and philosophers of religion today with a way forward beyond many of the stalemates that have beset discussions about faith and reason, the role of religion in contemporary culture, and the challenges of modernity and postmodernity.
Minneapolis, Minnesota,Philosophy of Religion
Christian Mysticism, Theology
Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Sherman, Jacob H., "Partakers of the Divine: Contemplation and the Practice of Philosophy" (2014). CIIS Faculty Publications. 42.