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Philosophy of Religion

General and Introductory Texts

  • Aristotle, Bollingen complete works (or Modern Library Basic Aristotle)

  • Fredrick Copleston's multivolume A History of Philosophy

    • Volume 1: Greece and Rome. Spans from the Pre-Socratics to Neo-Platonists.  ​

    • Volume 2: Medieval Philosophy. Spans Patristics to Duns Scotus. 

    • Volume 3: Late Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. Spans Ockham to Suarez. 

    • Volume 4: Modern Philosophy. Covers Descartes to Leibniz.

    • Volume 5: Modern Philosophy. Covers the British, Hobbes to Hume.

    • Volume 6: Modern Philosophy. Spans  French Enlightenment to Kant. 

    • Volume 7: Modern Philosophy. Covers Idealism, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.

    • Volume 8: Modern Philosophy. Empiricism, Idealism,  and Pragmatism in Britain and America.

    • Volume 9: 19th and 20th century French philosophy.

    • Volume 10: Russian Philosophy.

    • Volume 11: Spans logical positivism and existentialism. 

  • Plato, Hackett complete works​

  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, The Aquinas Institute


  • Immanuel Kant​

    • Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals​

  • Patrick Lee​

    • Abortion and Unborn Human Life​

    • Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

    • Conjugal Union

  • Jacques Maritain
    • The Person and the Common Good​
  • Max Scheler​

    • Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values​

  • Dietrich von Hildebrand

    • Ethics​

    • Graven Images: Substitutes for True Morality

    • In Defense of Purity

    • Man, Woman, and the Meaning of Love

    • Marriage 

    • Morality and Situation Ethics

    • The Art of Living

    • The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction

    • Transformation in Christ

  • Karol Wojtyła​

    • Love and Responsibility, Pauline Books edition​

    • Man in the Field of Responsibility


  • Juan Manuel Burgos

    • Introduction to Personalism

  • Rocco Buttiglione​

    • Karol Wojtyla: The Thought of the Man Who Became Pope John Paul II​

  • John F. Crosby​

    • The Personalism of John Henry Newman

    • The Personalism of John Paul II

    • The Personalist Papers

    • The Selfhood of the Human Person

  • Max Scheler​

    • Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values​

    • The Human Place in the Cosmos

    • The Nature of Sympathy

  • Edith Stein​

    • An Investigation Concerning the State 

    • Essays on Women​

    • Knowledge and Faith

    • Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities

    • The Hidden Life

    • The Problem  of Empathy

  • Dietrich von Hildebrand

    • Jaws of Death: Gates of Heaven

    • Liturgy and Personality

    • The Heart

    • The Nature of Love

  • Karol Wojtyła​

    • Person and Act

    • Person and Community


  • Roman Ingarden

    • Cognition of the Literary Work of Art​

    • Ontology of Work of Art

    • The Literary Work of Art

  • Gabriel Marcel

    • Music and Philosophy​

  • Dietrich von Hildebrand

    • Aesthetics Vol 1 & 2

    • Beauty in Light of the Redemption


  • W. Norris Clarke, SJ

    • The One and the Many​

  • Edward Feser

    • Scholastic Metaphysics​

  • Edith Stein​

    • Finite and Eternal Being​

    • Potency and Act

Philosophy of Religion

  • Mircea Eliade

    • The Sacred and the Profane​

  • Edward Feser​

    • Five Proofs of the Existence of God​

  • Rudolph Otto​

    • The Idea of the Holy​

  • Alice von Hildebrand​

    • Introduction to a Philosophy of Religion​​

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