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    Albert Speer's life offers a paradigm of self-deception, and his autobiography serves to illustrate Fingarette's account of self-deception as a persistent failure to spell out our engagements in the world. Using both Speer and Fingarette, we show how self-deception becomes our lot as the stories we adopt to shape our lives cover up what is destructive in our activity. Had Speer not settled for the neutral label of "architect," he might have found a story substantive enough to allow him to recogn…Read more
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    Metaphysics in Islamic Philosophy (review)
    New Scholasticism 60 (3): 375-377. 1986.
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    Portraying Analogy (review)
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    The Principle of Analogy in Protestant and Catholic Theology (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 4 (4): 624-626. 1964.
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    Review of abu Hamid al-ghazali, On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2004 (2). 2004.
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    In this book, David Burrell, one of the foremost philosophical theologians in the English-speaking world, presents the best of his work on creation and human freedom. A collection of writings by one of the foremost philosophers of religion in the English-speaking world. Brings together in one volume the best of David Burrell’s work on creation and human freedom from the last twenty years. Dismantles the ‘libertarian’ approach to freedom underlying Western political and economic systems. Engages …Read more
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    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 21 137-160. 1972.
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    David Braine’s Project
    Faith and Philosophy 13 (2): 163-178. 1996.
    The author of The Reality of Time and the Existence of God turns his critical conceptual acumen to finding an intellectually viable path between the current polarities of dualism and materialism. By considering human beings as language-using animals he can critically appraise “representational” views of concept formation, as well as show how current “research programs” which presuppose a “materialist” basis stem from an unwitting adoption of a dualist picture of mind and body. His alternative is…Read more
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    Creation as original grace
    In Philip J. Rossi (ed.), God, Grace, and Creation, Orbis Books. 2010.
  • Narratives Competing for Our Souls
    In James Sterba (ed.), Terrorism and International Justice, Oxford University Press. pp. 88--100. 2003.
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    The Unknowability of God in Al-Ghazali: DAVID B. BURRELL
    Religious Studies 23 (2): 171-182. 1987.
    The main lines of this exploration are quite simply drawn. That the God whom Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship outstrips our capacities for characterization, and hence must be unknowable, will be presumed as uncontested. The reason that God is unknowable stems from our shared confession that ‘the Holy One, blessed be He’, and ‘the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth’, and certainly ‘Allah, the merciful One’ is one ; and just why God's oneness entails God's being unknowable deserves …Read more
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    Al-Ghazali on Created Freedom
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1): 135-157. 1999.
  • Aquinas and Jewish and Islamic authors
    In Brian Davies & Eleonore Stump (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas, Oxford University Press. 2011.
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    God’s Eternity
    Faith and Philosophy 1 (4): 389-406. 1984.
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    Explorations in Metaphysics: Being-God-Person (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 35 (3): 343-346. 1995.
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    Response to Cross and Hasker
    Faith and Philosophy 25 (2): 205-212. 2008.
    It is not often that one is graced with a mini-symposium upon reception of an article for publication, and for this I am grateful to Bill Hasker, who had to wait until after his editorship to respond to my provocative piece, and equally grateful to Richard Cross, whom Bill solicited for an assist. Since my piece called for a “radical transformation of standard philosophical strategies,” and Bill addressed that perspectival issue from the outset, while Richard focused on some axial semantic and e…Read more
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    Christian Revelation and the Completion of the Aristotelian Revolution (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 43 (1): 172-173. 1989.
    This work offers a bold and illuminating exercise in philosophy as narrative, and in doing so presents itself quite consciously as an alternative mode of explanation to the "rationalist paradigm" which dominated Greek philosophy. Yet while acknowledging the inspiration of Hegel, the work hews far more closely than the author of Phänomenologie des Geistes to the actual dialectic of explanation as it worked itself out from Aristotle through Plotinus to Aquinas--to mention only the most prominent m…Read more
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    Book reviews (review)
    with William Kluback, H. Kimmerle, Robert C. Roberts, Sanford Krolick, Glenn Hewitt, Merold Westphal, Haim Gordon, Brendan E. A. Liddell, Donald W. Musser, and Dan Magurshak
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16 (2): 165-188. 1984.
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    Beyond a Theory of Analogy
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 46 (n/a): 114-122. 1972.
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    Mullā Ṣadrā’s Ontology Revisited
    Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6 45-66. 2010.
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    The Reality of Time and the Existence of God (review)
    Faith and Philosophy 7 (3): 361-364. 1990.
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    Analogy, Creation, and Theological Language
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 74 35-52. 2000.
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    John Duns Scotus
    The Monist 49 (4): 639-658. 1965.
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    Faith, Culture, and Reason
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77 1-11. 2003.
    This paper examines how the faith/reason discussion can be expanded by means of culture and analogous language. The author argues that rationaldialogue can occur between different faith traditions, and without having to raise reason to the ideal of enlightenment objectivity or having to jettison reasonthrough some form of relativism. He argues that cultural shifts effect alterations in our very “criteria of rationality” so that our efforts to grasp others’ practices inmatters that challenge our …Read more