“For more than forty years now, Stephen R. L. Clark has been publishing some of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking philosophical essays and books in the English language, addressing issues of metaphysics, moral theory, philosophy of mind, the nature of the sciences, predicative logic, and the proper reading of the classical tradition (among many other topics). There is a luminously capacious quality to his work, a willingness to allow every sphere of human thought, creativity, imagination, and reason to give shape to his thinking on any issue. This is one of those rare texts that can serve first as primers and thereafter as manuals of the most indispensable and durable approaches to the question of God from the perspective of the high Christian intellectual tradition.”
— DAVID BENTLEY HART
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, author of The Beauty of the Infinite and The Experience of God.
“One of the most interesting Christian philosophical voices in the English-speaking world, unusually combining rigour, scholarship, and fidelity to the orthodox traditions with a freshness of approach that engages radically and creatively with contemporary sensibility.”
— MARTIN WARNER
University of Warwick, author of Philosophical Finesse: Studies in the Art of Rational Persuasion and A Philosophical Study of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets.
About the Author
Stephen R. L. Clark is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology at the University of Bristol. His books include The Mysteries of Religion (1984), God’s World and the Great Awakening (1991), Biology and Christian Ethics (2000), Understanding Faith: Religious Belief and its Place in Society (2009), Ancient Mediterranean Philosophy (2013), and Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor and Philosophical Practice (2016). His chief current interests are in the philosophy of Plotinus, the understanding and treatment of non-human animals, philosophy of religion, philosophy of psychiatry, and science fiction.