Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Now available from Eighth Day Books: Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology, by Andrew Louth
It's not clear to me if Eighth Day Books is responsible for the republication, or if it's another party. It was published by Oxford University Press.

Google Books: Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature ...

How does Fr. Louth's understanding of the division between the sciences and the humanities match with the Aristotelian account of knowledge the Aristotelian 'scientific method'? Is Fr. Louth critical of "Latin theology" or its method? I do not think he would fall into an equivocation like some Orthodox writers who seek to throw Latin theology into disrepute by arguing that theologia is not an acquired science, but direct experience of the Trinity/Logos.

I'll have to skim through the online copy when I get a chance, in order to ascertain whether I should buy the book or not.

Some discussion of the book over at WordPress.
The Ochlophobist: Orthodoxy has a problem with theology: louth on ...
Theology and Spirituality

1 comment:

Kevin P. Edgecomb said...

Definitely pick it up. Fr Louth is certainly not one of those superficial Latin/West=Bad types. The main target is modern philosophy, which is only incidentally Western, with the main goal being the re-enthroning of theology proper as a guide to life. In the process of developing this, he touches deftly on all manner of things: aesthetic, tradition, historical criticism, and many others.