• 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Reality of Time and the Existence of God (review)
    Faith and Philosophy 7 (3): 361-364. 1990.
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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
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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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    Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (4): 602-603. 2004.
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    A Philosophical Foray into Difference and Dialogue
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (1): 181-194. 2002.
    It would be difficult to find two more paradigmatic interlocutors of Christian theology and Jewish thought than Thomas Aquinas and Moses Maimonides. Yet we are privileged to have in our midst a contemporary philosopher who can be said to have mastered the thought of both and can present them in dialogue. This essay offers a glimpse into Avital Wohlman’s reading of the rich exchange (or lack of exchange) between these two medieval thinkers, assessing the implications of her presentation of their …Read more
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    Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 23 (2): 119-121. 1988.
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    God’s Eternity
    Faith and Philosophy 1 (4): 389-406. 1984.