Characters in Search of Their Author: The Gifford Lectures, 1999-2000

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In Characters In Search of Their Author, the Gifford Lectures delivered at the University of Glasgow in 1999-2000, Ralph McInerny discusses natural theology as it can be discussed in the present philosophical climate. The first five lectures ask "Whatever Happened to Natural Theology?", and trace the fate of philosophical efforts to establish the existence and nature of God in modern times. In the second set of lectures, dealing with "The Recovery of Natural Theology," McInerny defends the viability of the philosophical effort against certain dominant trends in contemporary philosophy. It has been the practise of Gifford Lecturers to write a book based on the lectures, often years after the event. This book contains the text of the lectures McInerny actually delivered.

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Ralph McInerny (1929–2010) was Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director emeritus of the Jacques Maritain Center, University of Notre Dame. He was the author of numerous works in philosophy, literature, fiction, and journalism, including A First Glance at St. Thomas Aquinas,

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“McInerny has done an excellent job of identifying and rejecting a number of widely current assumptions about the natural-theology tradition as found in Thomas Aquinas and still articulated in Catholic doctrine. For all Protestants, McInerny’s fine discussion of preliminary issues is an opportunity to reevaluate whether our objections to natural theology are genuine objections to the classical view articulated by Aquinas and still taught by the Catholic Church today.” ―Calvin Theological Journal (Calvin Theological Journal)

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