Beyond the Catacomb

God, Philosophy, Universities
A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition
Alasdair MacIntyre
Rowman & Littlefield, $29.95, 200 pp.

There is a prophetic quality to much of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre, a quality present in his new book, God, Philosophy, Universities. MacIntyre traces the intellectual history of the Catholic tradition and describes with urgency the defining questions for work within that tradition. How do we understand the nature of inquiry if we assume a belief in God? Can we reconcile theism with philosophical inquiry? How do universities—and especially Catholic universities—provide the...

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About the Author

John J. DeGioia is president of Georgetown University.