Class Handouts--Phil 264


Assigned Readings
Supplemental Material
Relevant Papers by Instructor


A.  Assigned Readings

St. Thomas Aquinas, De Veritate, q. 14, art. 1

G.K. Chesterton, "The Riddles of the Gospel," from The Everlasting Man

St. Thomas Aquinas, De Veritate, q. 14, art. 2
Excerpts on Marriage and Sexuality from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles I, chaps. 1-9 (excerpts)
Laura Garcia, "Can Marriage be Saved?"

Introduction to Faith and Reason
Scott Hahn, "Christ and the Church:  A Model for Marriage" 

Bertrand Russell, "A Free Man's Worship"

"On Human Life:  A pastoral letter to the people of God of northern Colorado on the truth and meaning of married love," Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., July 1998

Bertrand Russell, "Why I am not a Christian"

Christopher West, "The Theology of the Body"

Janet Smith, "Contraception:  Why Not?"  (transcript of tape)
Christopher West, "John Paul's Distinctive Contribution"

Christian Moral Theory (Outline)

  John Paul Sartre, "Existentialism and Humanism"

"The Necessity for Revelation: A Primer on Summa Contra Gentles 1,
 chaps. 1-9"

Notes on St. Augustine's Confessions


B.  Supplemental Material

Skeptical of the Skeptics, by Peter van Inwagen (Books and Culture, May-June, 1997)

Janet Smith, "Pope Paul VI as prophet:  Have Humanae Vitae's bold predictions come true?"

Notes on Chesterton's Orthodoxy

"Manicheism" (Old Catholic Encyclopedia)

G.K. Chesterton, The Arena (poem dedicated to the U. of Notre Dame)

Patrick F. Fagan and Robert Rector, "The Effects of Divorce on America"

Study notes for Fides et Ratio

Notes on Summa Theologiae 1, ques. 1

Alexander Pruss,  "Christian Sexual Ethics and Teleological Organicity"


C.  Relevant Papers by Instructor (May put you to sleep--which can be either good or bad)

"Ockham on Faith and Reason"

"Two Roles for Catholic Philosophers"

"Fides et Ratio: A 'Radical' Vision of Intellectual Inquiry"

"Good News, Your Soul Hasn't Died Quite Yet"

"Whose Standards of Excellence?  Secularity and the Mission of the University"

"Christian Faith as a Way of Life" (.pdf file)

"One Way to Understand the Significance of Josemaría Escrivá" (pdf. file)

"Missing the Message of Ex Corde Ecclesiae"