5 Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice. 5: Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

Five of Ashgate’s 2010 books have received Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice magazine this year. We’re Thrilled!

This week we’ve been profiling one of the five award-winning titles each day, and today’s book is Paul Richard Blum’s Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance.

Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

What Choice said:

Blum offers a meticulous yet invigorating study… arguably the finest book-length treatment of its subject currently available

About the Author: Paul Richard Blum is T. J. Higgins, S.J., Chair in Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland, USA

About the book: explores the continuity of philosophy of religion from late medieval thinkers through humanists to late Renaissance philosophers, explaining the growth of the tensions between the philosophical and theological views. Covering the work of Renaissance authors, including Lull, Salutati, Raimundus Sabundus, Plethon, Cusanus, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Bruno, Suárez, and Campanella, this book offers an important understanding of the current philosophy/religion and faith/reason debates and fills the gap between medieval and early modern philosophy and theology.

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