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By C. Kavin Rowe

In this groundbreaking, cross-disciplinary paintings of philosophy and religious study, New testomony student C. Kavin Rowe explores the promise and difficulties inherent in enticing rival philosophical claims to what's real. Juxtaposing the Roman Stoics Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius with the Christian saints Paul, Luke, and Justin Martyr, and incorporating the modern perspectives of Jeffrey Stout, Alasdair McIntyre, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum, Pierre Hadot, and others, the writer means that in a global of spiritual pluralism there's negligible achieve in sampling from separate trust structures. This thought-provoking quantity reconceives the connection among historic philosophy and emergent Christianity as a contention among robust traditions of lifestyles and gives robust arguments for the unique dedication to a neighborhood of trust and a specific type of philosophical existence because the route to existential truth.

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