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Burrell, David B.

Works: 66 works in 331 publications in 1 language and 11,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Comparative studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction, 070, Other
Classifications: B765.T54, 291.24
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David B Burrell
Knowing the unknowable God : Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas by David B Burrell( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquinas : God and action by David B Burrell( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim theology by David B Burrell( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways that Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish tradition have moved towards each another over the centuries and points to new pathways for contemporary theological work. Explores the development of the three Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly showing the way in which they have struggled with similar issues over the centuries. Shows how the approach of each tradition can be used comparatively by the other traditions to illuminate and develop their own thinking. Written by a renowned writer in philosophical theology, widely acclaimed for his comparative thinking on Jewish and Islamic theology. A very timely book which moves forward the discussion at a period of intense inter-religious dialogue"
Freedom and creation in three traditions by David B Burrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposal designed to illustrate the worth of explicitly tradition-directed inquiry, as well as the fruitfulness of comparative inquiries in philosophical theology
Verbum: word and idea in Aquinas by Bernard J. F Lonergan( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Bernard Lonergan's five "verbum" articles that originally appeared in Theological studies. For Thomist students and scholars this "verbum" study offers a careful appraisal of the Thomist theory of knowledge as well as an introduction to the concepts found in Father Lonergan's "Insight". Since the concept of "verbum" dynamically affects the thought of Aquinas, it is necessary to grasp this concept to understand Thomist metaphysics and rational psychology. Lonergan has carefully analyzed and explicitly outlined "verbum"--an integral part of the Thomist theory of knowledge. "Verbum" is examined as a tool of definition and for its impact on understanding, logical thought procession and related ideas stemming from "verbum". Discusses "the word" and its relation to abstraction. Focusses on St. Thomas' immediate concern in finding in Aristotle the point of insertion for Augustinian thought and in fusing a phenomenology of the subject with a psychology of the soul
Truthfulness and tragedy : further investigations in Christian ethics by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analogy and philosophical language by David B Burrell( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most useful and available key to someone's position lies in the expressions he is prepared to make his own. Language clearly reflects the bearings we have taken as well as it reveals how aware we are that we have taken them. The language he uses not only shows us where someone stands but also lets us in on the extent to which he understands where he stands. And if the expressions we are prepared to utter are so revealing about our position in the world, perhaps the language we use can also reveal some basic facts about the world itself--or the world as we most basically see it. Language wo
Creation and the God of Abraham by David B Burrell( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Creatio ex nihilo is a foundational doctrine in the Abrahamic faiths. It states that God created the world freely out of nothing - from no pre-existent matter, space or time. This teaching is central to classical accounts of divine action, free will, grace, theodicy, religious language, intercessory prayer and questions of divine temporality and as such, the foundation of a scriptural God but also the transcendent Creator of all that is. This edited collection explores how we might now recover a place for this doctrine, and with it, a consistent defence of the God of Abraham in philosophical, scientific, and theological terms. The contributions span the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and cover a wide range of sources, including historical, philosophical, scientific and theological. As such, the book develops these perspectives to reveal the relevance of this idea within the modern world"--Provided by publisher
The Denigration of capitalism : six points of view by David B Burrell( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exercises in religious understanding by David B Burrell( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dual purpose of this book is to point out the ways whereby reflective religious thinkers work and to suggest how these skills can be acquired. It is a manual of apprenticeship in acquiring religious understanding. The thought of Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Kierkegaard, and Jung on selected religious topics is developed expressly to show how each handled these issues and thus to provide living exemplars for religious understanding. The issues have an inherent unity in their dealing with man's knowledge of God, especially in their concern with the ways we treat what must be beyond our grasp. Au
God and creation : an ecumenical symposium by David B Burrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and freedom : an interfaith perspective by David B Burrell( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, David Burrell, one of the foremost philosophical theologians in the English-speaking world, presents the culmination of his work on creation and human freedom. Drawing on his philosophical and theological insights from the last 20 years, he develops an integrated argument with far-reaching consequences for capitalist cultures." "Engaging with the Islamic, Judaic, and Christian traditions, and with modern as well as classical systems of thought, Burrell dismantles the "libertarian" approach to freedom that dominates Western politics and economics, proposing that alongside freedom of choice we need freedom of consent."--Jacket
Deconstructing theodicy : why Job has nothing to say to the puzzled suffering by David B Burrell( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maimonides called Job a "strange and wonderful book." For many, "strange" might well suffice. Though Job has been characterized as a theodicy, to the sincere reader the book can fail to satisfy the soul's longing for answers to the problem of suffering. Perhaps that in fact is the point of Job - there are no satisfactory prepositional arguments for why people suffer." "In this compact-yet rich-volume, philosopher of religion David Burrell shows that Job actually deconstructs the theories of theodicy proposed by commentators over the centuries. This is seen in the fact that Job's three friends themselves offer theodicies, but are rebuked in the end; whereas Job, who seeks only to speak to God, is granted his audience." "Rather than providing an exegetical commentary, Burrell engages in theological and philosophical reflection on the major movements of the book. Deconstructing Theodicy also contains an interfaith perspective with the inclusion of a chapter by Islamic scholar A. II. Johns on the reading of the Job figure in the Koran. Burrell then goes on to examine the treatment of Job in four classical commentaries and finally explores Job's contribution to faith and theology as an affirmation that God hears and heeds our cries of anguish."--BOOK JACKET
Evangelization in the American context by David B Burrell( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Notre Dame, January 11-13, 1976 are presented. Subjects of discussion included: partoral issues for the church today; Christian scholars and the work of the church; the role of a Catholic university or college in advancing evangelization in the American context; relation between the American Catholic church and American Catholic higher education; the social church vis-a-vis neighborhood and society; Catholic identities; prayer and spiritual formation; economic concerns; public policy questions; research coordination in the American church; and implementing areas of collaboration. Background papers included in the book are "The Catholic College in the Catholic Community," by Most Rev. John S. Cummins; "Catholicism: Its Place in the Contemporary University," by Donald P. Merrifield, S.J.; "The Catholic People and the Catholic University," by Michael Novak; and "Research in the Church," by Most Rev. James S. Rausch. (Spg)
The ninety-nine beautiful names of God = al-Maqṣad al-asnā : fī s̲h̲arḥ asmāʼ Allāh al-ḥusnā by Ghazzālī( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam by Avital Wohlman( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur'an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes was rather more religious and Al-Ghazali more philosophical than they are usually portrayed. The book traces the interaction between two Muslim thinkers, showing how each is convinced of the existence of a Book in which God is revealed to rational beings, to whom He has given commandments, as well as of the excellence of Islamic society. Yet they differ regarding the proper way to interpret the sacred Book. From this point of view, their discussion does not address the contrast between philosophy and religion, or that between reason and revelation that is so characteristic of the Middle Ages, but rather explores differences at the heart of philosophical discussion in our day: is there a level of discourse which will facilitate mutual comprehension among persons, allowing them to engage in debate? This interpretation of sacred texts illustrates the ways religious practice can shape believers' readings of their sacred texts, and how philosophical interpretations can be modified by religious practice. Moreover, since this sort of inquiry characterizes each Abrahamic tradition, this study can be expected to enhance interfaith conversation and explore religious ways to enhance tolerance between other believers
Voices from Jerusalem : Jews and Christians reflect on the Holy Land( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship and ways to truth by David B Burrell( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original peace : restoring God's creation by David B Burrell( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postliberal theology and the church catholic : conversations with George Lindbeck, David Burrell, and Stanley Hauerwas by John W Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does postliberalism relate to Roman Catholic theology? More specifically, how reliant is postliberalism on what happened at Vatican II? This work examines the Roman Catholic roots of postliberal theology, centering on conversations with three of the most important North American theologians in the last half of the twentieth century
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Truthfulness and tragedy : further investigations in Christian ethics
Aquinas : God and actionTowards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim theologyTruthfulness and tragedy : further investigations in Christian ethicsCreation and the God of AbrahamFaith and freedom : an interfaith perspectiveDeconstructing theodicy : why Job has nothing to say to the puzzled sufferingThe ninety-nine beautiful names of God = al-Maqṣad al-asnā : fī s̲h̲arḥ asmāʼ Allāh al-ḥusnāAl-Ghazali, Averroës and the interpretation of the Qur'an : common sense and philosophy in Islam
Alternative Names
Bakewell Burrell, David 1933-

Burrell, D. B.

Burrell, David.

Burrell, David 1933-

Burrell, David B.

Burrell, David Bakewell.

Burrell, David Bakewell 1933-

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