Ormerod, N. (2016). Gilson and Lonergan and the possibility of a Christian philosophy. The Heythrop Journal,57(3), 532-541. United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/heyj.12235
Etienne Gilson was a strong promoter of the notion of a ‘Christian philosophy’. He viewed it as a type of historical practice whereby Christian thinkers are spurred by revelation to develop philosophical positions congruent with revelation, but which are defensible by reason alone. This paper reviews Gilson's notion of Christian philosophy and argues that the philosophical position of Bernard Lonergan is one example of such a practice.
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