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RELIGION

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PHILOSOPHY

Other works by Frederick C. Copleston Nietzsche, London 1942 Arthur Schopenhauer, London 1946 A History of Philosophy, 8 Vols., London 1946-66 Aquinas, London 1955 Contemporary Philosophy, London 1956, revised ed. 1972 A History of Medieval Philosophy, London 1972

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Frederick C. Copleston, SJ

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

Gill and Macmillan

First published in 1974 Gill and Macmillan Ltd 2 Belvedere Place Dublin 1 and internationally through association with the

Macmillan Publishers Group ©Frederick C. Copleston SJ 7171

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Jacket design by Hilliard Hayden Printing history: 5 4 3 2 1

Theology

Library

SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT CLAREMONT Caliternia

Printed and bound in Northern Ireland by W. & G. Baird Limited

Contents Introduction

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Part I The religious character of metaphysics

Metaphysics and the historic religions Christian theology and metaphysics Modern philosophy and religion The philosophical relevance of mysticism eres Se

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Part II Metaphysics today The self and metaphysics The metaphysics of the Absolute and desire The movement of transcendence eo iis a Some objections considered

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Notes

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Index

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