Colin Brown's Christianity Western Thought, Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment was widely embraced as a text in philosophy and theology courses around the world. His project was continued with the same spirit, energy and design by Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett in volume 2, which explores the main intellectual streams of the nineteenth century.
This, the third and final volume, also by Wilkens and Padgett, examines philosophers, ideas and movements in the twentieth century and how they have influenced Christian thought. Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this volume which, when combined with the previous two, completes an authoritative history of Western thought since the birth of Christianity.
"Covering the twentieth century's major figures and movements in philosophy and theology in one volume is truly a feat! That the authors have managed to narrate the history of both analytic and continental varieties of thought in an engaging and lively way is even more impressive. But what is perhaps most remarkable is how judicious and measured the authors have been in their appraisals of the respective figures and movements. The result is a most welcome achievement."
1 Science, Philosophy and the Demise of Idealism
2 Logic and Language: Early Analytic Philosophy
3 The Meaning of Being: Heidegger and German Existentialism
4 Being at Paris: French Existentialism
5 Existence and the Word of God: Dialectical Theology and Neo-orthodoxy
6 Pragmatism and Process: American Adventures in Ideas
7 Meaning and Analysis: Developments in Analytic Philosophy
8 Faith in Philosophy: Thomism, Hermeneutics and Christian Philosophy
9 Journey to Postmodernity
10 Conclusion, Retrospect and Reflection