Wouldn't you like to know how faith benefits reason and how reason benefits faith? If you do, then this is the book for you. Theology unites faith and reason. It is aptly called Queen of the Sciences because it has nothing above it and it uses all the other sciences of intellectual disciplines to achieve its goal. In this work, Hugh Duffy tackles the burning issue or our time - the relationship be...
Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: Cork Hill Press (November 25, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
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This reviewer is rarely impressed with contemporary books on philosophy or theology. Yet, this writer was most favorably impressed with Father Duffy's QUEEN OF THE SCIENCES: THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY AND LIBERAL EDUCATION. W...
ious faith and rational thought. The spectre of religious fundamentalism, divorced from reason, threatens the foundations of civilized society. 9/11 was a wake-up call, making us painfully aware of the destructive force of religious faith when it is not tempered by rational analysis and understanding. Queen of the Sciences offers an in-depth historico-contemporary account of the proper relationship between catholic theology and intellectual culture. This book examines the origins of theology as a science in the writings of the early Church Apologists and St. Augustine, in the achievements of the scholastics of the middle ages who laid the groundwork for a synthesis of theology and liberal education and it discusses the on-going development of this relationship during the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and our Modern Era. Queen of the Sciences is a marvelous book for the inquisitive person. It establishes a common ground for inquiring minds by showing how fidelity to reason can deepen one's faith and how faith can enlighten one's reason.