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Elementary Christian Metaphysics

An Elementary Christian Metaphysics

Joseph Owens

Joseph Owens presents an introduction to metaphysics designed to develop in the reader a habitus of thinking. Using original Thomistic texts and Etienne Gilson’s interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas, Owens examines the application of metaphysical principles to the issues that arise in a specifically Christian environment. An Elementary Christian Metaphysics focuses on questions of existence and the nature of revealed truths. Following his historical introduction to metaphysics, Owens provides a general investigation of the first principles and causes of being and also a study of knowledge and of the divine nature and attributes in light of natural reason.

“Irrespective of one’s intellectual genotype, an exposure to the sustained, developmental elucidation of Aquinas’ insights executed by an author such as Owens can only enhance any metaphysical approach to reality.” — The New Scholastic

An Elementary Christian Metaphysics is intended primarily for undergraduate students as an introduction to metaphysics. . . . The scope of the metaphysical study pursued by Owens includes not only a general investigation of beings but also an analysis of knowledge (epistemology) and of the divine nature, all in light of natural reason.” — Studies in Religion

ISBN: 978-0-268-00916-8
400 pages
Publication Year: 1985

Joseph Owens (1908–2005) taught philosophy at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the University of Toronto for forty years. He is the author of a number of books, including An Interpretation of Existence, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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An Elementary Christian Metaphysics

Joseph Owens

An Elementary Christian Metaphysics
Paper Edition

Joseph Owens presents an introduction to metaphysics designed to develop in the reader a habitus of thinking. Using original Thomistic texts and Etienne Gilson’s interpretation of St. Thomas Aquinas, Owens examines the application of metaphysical principles to the issues that arise in a specifically Christian environment. An Elementary Christian Metaphysics focuses on questions of existence and the nature of revealed truths. Following his historical introduction to metaphysics, Owens provides a general investigation of the first principles and causes of being and also a study of knowledge and of the divine nature and attributes in light of natural reason.

“Irrespective of one’s intellectual genotype, an exposure to the sustained, developmental elucidation of Aquinas’ insights executed by an author such as Owens can only enhance any metaphysical approach to reality.” — The New Scholastic

An Elementary Christian Metaphysics is intended primarily for undergraduate students as an introduction to metaphysics. . . . The scope of the metaphysical study pursued by Owens includes not only a general investigation of beings but also an analysis of knowledge (epistemology) and of the divine nature, all in light of natural reason.” — Studies in Religion

ISBN: 978-0-268-00916-8

400 pages