IVP has released volume 1 and 2 in this series, volume 1 edited by Colin Brown, and volume 2 by Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett.

I spent a couple of hours perusing volume 1 on Sunday evening. From Socrates and the Sophists to Kant, from Augustine to Aquinas and the Reformers, Brown traces the turbulent, fascinating story of the thinkers, ideas and movements that have shaped our intellectual landscape. Here is the detail:

PART I: PHILOSOPHY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
1. Socrates and Pre-Socratic Philosophy
2. Plato’s Vision of Reality
3. Aristotle and the Physical World
4. Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics and Cynics
5. From Greeks to Gospel

PART II: FROM CHURCH FATHERS TO MEDIEVAL SCHOLASTICS
6. Philosophy and the Church Fathers
7. Early Medieval Philosophy
8. Aquinas and Later Medieval Philosophy

PART III: FROM THE REFORMATION TO THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
9. Philosophy and the Reformers
10. Old Questions and New Crises
11. The Age of Rationalism
12. Rational Religion and the Era of Deism
13. The Rise of British Empiricism
14. The Skeptical Empiricism of Hume
15. Scottish Common Sense and Early American Philosophy
16. Enlightenment and Skepticism in France
17. Enlightenment and Skepticism in Germany
18. Retrospect and Prospect

Anyone with exposure to this history has their favorites. It didn’t take me long to locate Duns Scotus as well as Pascal. In the process I learned a few new things about Thomas Aquinas. I also read the entirety of chapter 14 to get a better sense of Empiricism, with a particular interest in the thought of Locke.

A very rich source for discussion – I’m sure it will be well received as a new text!
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