Thursday, February 9, 2012

New From ND Press

Sorry about all the news, but here's another that really made me laugh. A dictionary of the "perennial tradition" which of course means "Thomism". But wait, there's more! Not only terms of Thomism are defined, but those movements with which Thomism has engaged.  So I suppose we will get "univocalist metaphysics" and "necrophobia at the heart of the liturgical city" as well as "Scotus".

From ND press:

New dictionary offers precise and accessible definitions of over 1,000 key philosophical terms

In his encyclical Fides et ratio (1998), John Paul II called on philosophers, "to have the courage to recover, in the flow of an enduringly valid philosophical tradition, the range of authentic wisdom and truth." In Words of Wisdom, John W. Carlson responds to the late pope's call for the development of this tradition--often called the "perennial tradition" or "perennial philosophy"--with a much-needed dictionary of terms. Available in paperback and e-book formats, this is a resource for students in colleges, universities, and seminaries, as well as for their teachers.

In addition to key philosophical terms, the dictionary includes:

-- significant terms from philosophical movements with which Thomism has engaged

-- a comprehensive bibliography of works by Aquinas in English

-- examples from the writings of the philosophers and theologians mentioned in dictionary entries and

-- discussions of perennial themes

"The introduction to this work shows how carefully its aim and method have been thought through. The rest of Words of Wisdom demonstrates how well the aim has been achieved and the method employed. An invaluable resource." --Aidan Nichols, O.P., University of Cambridge

368 pages

ISBN 978-0-268-02370-6 / Paper / $45.00

ISBN 978-0-268-07693-1 / E-book (Adobe PDF) / $29.00

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1 comment:

Estase said...

The thing about ND is that apparently McInerny was the lone traditional philosopher they had, and oddly enough, it was Father Hesburgh who kept him around against the objections of many other profs.