About the Author
Lee C. Barrett III is Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Heidelberg Catechism (2007), Foundations of Modern Theology: Kierkegaard (2009), and co-editor of Kierkegaard and the Bible (2010).
One of our most formidable Christian apologists, Paul Holmer, joined the heavenly symposium on June 29th 2004. Dr. Holmer was a product of Salem Covenant Church in Minneapolis. As a graduate student at Yale University during the Second World War, Paul Holmer's thesis (on Nietzsche) was impounded with a government clamp-down on his Kantian (and supposedly pro-German) Professor Ernst Cassirer. Young Holmer easily took another topic, finished his Ph.D. and returned to the University of Minnesota where he taught for 14 years. In 1960 he went back to Yale as professor of philosophy and theology, teaching for 26 years--a brilliant 40-year career doing what he had mastered and what he loved. Paul Holmer wrote a half dozen books, many articles and was especially highly regarded as a brilliant teacher.
Lee C. Barrett is Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Heidelberg Catechism (2007), Foundations of Modern Theology: Kierkegaard (2009), and co-editor of Kierkegaard and the Bible (2010).
Table of ContentsTable of Contents :
Foreword by Don E. Saliers
PART ONE: Essays on Kierkegaard
PART TWO: Essays on Wittgenstein
PART THREE: Theology, Understanding, and
PART FOUR: Emotions, Passions, and Virtues
Afterword: Paul L. Holmer: Self-Effacing,
Swaggering, Nonpareil - David Cain
Appendix: Paul L. Holmer: A Select
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
What People are Saying About This
"Disciplined by a careful, undogmatic appropriation of Wittgenstein's later achievements, Paul Holmer may just be the best balanced and most plainspoken expositor of Kierkegaard's ethical-religious thought in the English language to date. Holmer was an outstanding teacher, and this collection is a treasure for those privileged to hear his lectures and for those who did not."
Robert L. Perkins
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
"This collection of previously published and unpublished essays by Paul L. Holmer on a wide range of topics demonstrates his incisive thought and writing on some of the perplexing 'knots of understanding' in philosophy and theology, which he sought to untie with exceptional acuity and conceptual clarity by way of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and his own pioneering efforts in the rehabilitation of virtue ethics in our time."
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