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The essays gathered in the Festschrift, on the occasion of Father McCool's eightieth birthday, celebrate his life and contributions to the Church and the Catholic intellectual tradition.



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Sacred Heart University Press


Fairfield CT


Catholic Theology, Catholic Church, Catholic Thought


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


Table of contents:

Faith and reason : the case of Jacob Frohschammer / John P. Boyle -- Philosophy and philosophizing in theology / William V. Dych -- The foundational phoenix: regrounding theology in a postmodern age / Donald L. Gelpi -- Thomism and the second Vatican Council / Joseph A. Komonchak -- Divine transcendence and eternity : the early Lonergan's recovery of Thomas Aquinas as a response to Father McCool's question / Matthew L. Lamb -- Theological anthropology in the encyclicals of John Paul II / John O'Donnell -- The witness of Engelbert Krebs / Thomas F. O'Meara -- Head and heart in Rousselot and Lonergan / Andrew Tallon -- The vicarious use of conscience : love vs. ideology / Frans Jozef van Beeck -- Spirituality and philosophy : the ideal of the Catholic mind / Gerald A. McCool.

Continuity and Plurality in Catholic Theology: Essays in Honor of Gerald A. McCool, S.J.



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