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The Other Calling: Theology, Intellectual Vocation and Truth

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226 pages
5 hours
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Released:
Apr 15, 2008
ISBN:
9780470775486
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What is the true calling of the intellectual? In this provocative new book, Andrew Shanks presents a distinctive fresh answer. The Other Calling is a systematic riposte both to the elitism of philosophy in the heritage of Plato, and to the typical individualism of Plato's philosophic opponents. Here, instead, intellectual integrity is identified with a form of priesthood.

  • Asserts that intellectuals are critical to bringing together the common aspirations of a community

  • Offers a strikingly original approach to the moral and political aspects of theology’s relationship with philosophy, exploring the perspectives of both disciplines
  • Draws on the work and thought of Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Agnostics, and Atheists
  • Argues for a new, religiously multicultural “priesthood of all thinkers”, considering how once, all intellectuals were as a matter of course also priests
  • Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 15, 2008
ISBN:
9780470775486
Format:
Book

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